Mission Statement: Our mission, as Saint James Catholic School family, is to provide a Christ-centered education that will form apostles who will assume their role in building up the kingdom of God.

St. James Catholic School is Pre-K through 6th grade.

5th/6th grade crucifix silhouettes painted on canvas

I am writing to tell you about an important bill being discussed by the Nebraska Legislature – the Opportunity Scholarships Act (LB364). LB364 increases scholarship opportunities for low-income families to attend the private school of their choice by enacting a tax credit for individual and corporate donations to nonprofit scholarship granting organizations.

Many families already benefit from scholarships to attend our schools. While our dioceses and parish schools provide financial aid to as many families as possible, there are still many parents who want to send their kids to parochial schools but can’t afford it. LB364 would change that problem and make a life transforming impact for these families and children.

Parents are the primary educator of their children and have the right to choose an educational setting for their children which corresponds to their own convictions. But that right can’t be exercised if the parent lacks the financial means. LB364 would give more parents the freedom to truly choose a faith-based education, if they so desire.

Would you take 10 minutes to write a personalized message in support of LB364 to our State Senator Tom Brandt? His e-mail is tbrandt@leg.ne.gov. If you prefer to call, his office number is 402.471.2711. Better yet, if you’d like to write a personal letter, his address is:

Sen. Tom Brandt
Room 1528
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509

For more info, please visit https://investinkidsnebraska.org/.

Thank you for your help in this important mission of helping those most in need and bearing the light of Christ in the public square!

I’m also attaching a letter which you could sign and send, if you don’t have time to write your own.  A personal note from you need not be this long or detailed, however.  Short notes have great value too.

In the Heart of Christ the King,

Sister Mary Alma, C.K.