Catholic Schools Special Broadcast

Dear School Leaders,

Today, the Archdiocese of Chicago released a video message featuring Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt speaking in support of tax credit scholarships. Cardinal Cupich and Sister Jean, as she is affectionately known on the campuses of Loyola University Chicago where she serves as chaplain of the men’s basketball team, have teamed up to encourage more donations to the tax credit scholarship program.

The video message from Cardinal Cupich and Sr. Jean is available on archchicago.org and the Archdiocese’s YouTube channel. Cardinal Cupich and Sister Jean encourage more people to consider donating to a scholarship granting organization, which as you know, receives donations, processes scholarship applications and distributes scholarships to eligible students. To date, more than 44,000 Illinois students have applied for a tax credit scholarship. The demand for scholarships vastly outweighs the available funds. Four of five students who applied will not receive a scholarship, unless more individuals and corporations come forward to donate. There are more than $55 million in tax credits still available as part of this program.

Please feel free to post the video message from Cardinal Cupich and Sister Jean on your website, social media channels and share it via email with your school families, faculty and staff. Also, please be sure to tune in to CBS/WBBM Radio (105.9 FM and 780 AM) and WGN Radio (720 AM) over the next few weeks to hear a message from Cardinal Cupich and Sister Jean regarding tax credit scholarships.

If you have any questions regarding the video or radio advertisements, please contact Anne Maselli at amaselli@archchicago.org.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Rigg, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools

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Open House May 24th 2018


Save the date and attend our OPEN HOUSE:

May 24th from 6:00-8:00pm

Did you know that our preschool starts at age three? Come for a tour and check us out!

St. Ferdinand Catholic School

3131 N. Mason Ave. Chicago, IL 60634

 773-622-3022  saintferdinandschool.org

Faith and Excellence in Education


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Moly and Myles Fundriser April 17 2018


Come and support Saint Ferdinand School at Moly & Myles Ice Cream May 9 2018

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Blackhawks Pass it On

St. Ferdinand School Families are participating in the Chicago Blackhawks “Pass It On” Donation Challenge April 1- April 30

Get the entire family involved in gathering gently-used clothes and household items, then go to any participating Goodwill Store & Donation Center between April 1 and April 30, 2018.  The Goodwill Donation Attendant will provide each donor with a Pass It On Donation Challenge slip. Write on that slip, St. Ferdinand School, Chicago and the total number of items donated, then give the slip back to the attendant.  It’s that easy! The school with the greatest number of items donated will receive a visit from a Chicago Blackhawks player.

Thanks for your support!

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Baby Bulls


Baby Bulls is our exciting new playgroup! This is an opportunity for you and your little one to enjoy social interaction in a child-friendly environment in our school.  Children can play, have fun, burn energy, enjoy music and movement with an introduction to group activities.  Child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver over the age of 18.

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am

St. Ferdinand School: 3131 N Mason Ave.

8 Week Session Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 & March 6, 13, 20, 27

$20 fee for the entire 8 weeks.

Please complete the registration form below and return it to the school office by February 5th.  Checks should be made out to St. Ferdinand School.

Click here to download a registration form Baby Bulls 2018

Questions?  Call the school office at 773-622-3022.

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