St. Edward Catholic Church and School has thrived in downtown Little Rock, proclaiming the Word of God for over 125 years through the voices of many different people. From our humble beginnings in 1884 as the German Catholic community of Little Rock to our present-day diverse body of believers, students, teachers, and staff, St. Edward has served the needs of many people. St. Edward has served as a spiritual home, a place of learning and growing, and a rock of stability for an untold number of God’s children.
As much as we can talk about serving so many, the reality is that such ser-vice has only been possible because of the support of as many people from as many different backgrounds. For more than a century, people just like you have opened their hearts and given generously to make such service a reality.
In this 2012-2013 year, we need your support to continue the work done here. Realizing that we can-not move forward without acknowledging our heritage, we look toward “A Future Built on History.” We started this annual fund one year ago and named it after Sister Hermana Siebenmorgen, OSB, a Benedictine sister who served as principal at St. Edward School for 33 years. Anyone who knew Sister Hermana will re-member her dedication and commitment to St. Edward. Sadly, Sister Hermana went on to her eternal reward in November of last year, shortly after we launched the fund.
All proceeds from the Sister Hermana Annual Fund will go toward three specific needs: (1) the St. Edward School Endowment Fund, which provides security for the school’s long-term needs; (2) tuition assis-tance for those who would not otherwise be able to attend St. Edward School; and (3) paying down the debt on the wonderful school building built in 2007.
A year ago, we were blessed with donations totaling almost $10,000. Those donors were happy to support the great work done at St. Edward. This year, our goal is to surpass that $10,000 mark. With the sup-port of people like you, through the help of God, I am confident that St. Edward’s needs can be met so that our future, just like our history, will be strong and vibrant.
Fr. Jason M. Tyler, Pastor