Save Saint Martha School
OUR SPIRIT...”For God did not give us a spirit that is timid, but one of Love, Power, and Self-Discipline.” (2nd Timothy 1:7)
Petitioning: The Most Reverend Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, The Archdiocese of Hartford, The Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis (OEEC), Provost Sr. Mary Grace Walsh PHD, St. Martha Parish Finance Committee, Rev. Fr. Robert Villa, pastor of St. Martha Church
WE, the undersigned faculty, staff, SMS families, and concerned citizens of Enfield, CT are respectfully requesting that all the above named rethink the abrupt closure of St. Martha Catholic School in June 2020. Our goal and focus of this petition is to have St. Martha School remain open for one more full academic year (2020-2021). During this time, we can adequately and rapidly address the financial viability of our school, changing the climate, yet continue to serve the needs of our school family. Our school’s mission, deeply rooted in our faith, will still remain paramount throughout. Our goal is to have St. Martha School become a financially sound and self-sufficient entity. As a newly-developed autonomous, Catholic educational institution, we will survive independently of any parish funds. We NEED this upcoming full academic year to implement this. Our families matter, our children matter, and the role our school plays in the community matters! We will diligently and urgently work towards this new focus to ensure its financial stability, increase enrollment, and satisfy the new dictates of our school. One academic year is ALL we’re asking; proof of success is what you will see.