On Tuesday, Father Jeff Kegley announced the school would close its doors and stop educating young Catholics in June because after years of financial losses the parish could no longer sustain the school which is on track to lose $1 million this year.
Yesterday, encouraged by “the tremendous outpouring of support from the school and parish community to keep Mater Dei Prep open”, Fr. Kegley announced a two month fund raising campaign, “Save the Seraphs,” to raise the $1 million necessary to keep the school operating another year.
Mr. Jim Shaw is spearheading the fund raising drive. Shaw’s committee will meet tonight, February 6, at 7PM in the school’s Memorial Hall. All who are interested in supporting the effort are invited to attend.
Fr. Kegley cited Cannon Law 800.2 in his announcement of the fundraising drive. ” “All Christ’s faithful are to promote Catholic schools, doing everything possible to help in establishing and maintaining them.”