Keep St. Alphonsus School Open!
$10,555 of $150,000 goal
If the school closes, 22 staff members would lose their jobs. Even worse, 160 students would be forced to participate in the traumatic experience of switching schools and being separated from their friends.
It was awarded a Blue Ribbon status in 2004 and has maintained an excellent academic status since. In addition to the core academics, the school also offers gym, art, Spanish for all grades Preschool through Eighth, and music. The school choir participates at the weekly school Mass on Friday mornings. The school also has a variety of championship winning sports teams, and the students put on a musical every spring.
The students and staff care for the community. They frequently have food drives to donate to the church's food pantry, and the students volunteer at Nazarethville, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and many more organizations. This school not only gives the students a well rounded education, but the care they give to their church and community is incalculable. If this school closes, the good that they do would be taken away and leave a gaping hole in the organizations where they volunteer.
Please help as much as you can. Every dollar counts if we are to overcome the Archdiocese of Chicago and those who are determined to see this wonderful school close.
Thank you so much for your support!
Also, donations can be mailed to:
Saint Alphonsus School
411 N. Wheeling Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Attn: Linda Bromer
Thank you for your prayers and pledges. We are already registering students for next year in the hope we will be successful! In the event we are not, all donations will be fully refunded within 30 days. No funds will go to the Archdiocese or the Parish unless the donor requests this. We must have all donations before February 8 to meet the new requirements set by the Archdiocese. Again, thank you!
Truly the best education a child can get is at St. Al's. The only school we know and love. We drive 30-45 minutes 5 days/week so our children can attend this wonderful school taught by the best teachers. We need your support and prayers to keep St. Alphonsus open!
I am an alum and I sent my three daughters there. We need Catholic schools and St Alphonsus is an excellent school to help raise your child. The school also strenghtens our parish. We do so much for our community and help our sharing parish in Chicago and the soup kitchen in chicago. If you can pledge your money will be well spent on so many good things and will help create a better future for so many.
I remember playing on the playgrounds there many times when I was a child. I also remember how nice the nuns were to me and my friends there. I was not a student there and I went to a different church, but the people at St. Alphonsus were always nice and welcoming. I lived a block away from there until I was 12.
There are no words to describe how St. Alphonsus has influenced my life in several different ways. Not only did St. Al's play a part in my life, but my entire family's. My parents moved to Lake Zurich in 1992 and rather than transfer my sister and I to a Catholic school that was within walking distance, they decided to keep us at St. Al's because they believed in their mission. The sacrifice of commuting and taking us to various practices, meetings, and school was well worth it in their eyes. My sister graduated in 1994 and got married at St. Alphonsus in 2009. My grandparents were parishoners of the church and attended 8am mass everyday. Even when when I had no school, I found myself at St. Al's attending mass with my grandpa next to me until I graduated in 2000. Through that I understood what having faith and believing really meant. Father Maginot, Father Dunne, and Father Bob set a stamp in my grandpa's heart as well as mine and became family friends. So when my grandpa passed in 2010, my entire family immediately knew that the service was going to be held at St. Al's and gave me the responsibility to organize the entire funeral service because I was with him, in that building, a lot. When I was in the rectory choosing readings and songs for his funeral, my old teacher, Mrs. A, found me. She's always been a family friend and always had a weird way of knowing what to do in any situation. Any alum can tell you that. She walked me back to her St. Al's class and I felt home instantaneously. I smiled. I laughed. Not only was my grandpa looking out for me, but the school was as well. It's not just the building that makes St. Alphonsus. It's the people. It's the stories. St. Alphonsus still as a lot of stories to tell and a lot of lives to influence. This is only a tiny part of my St. Al's story, but a huge one at the same time.