Letter from our Pastor
Welcome to Guardian Angel Catholic School. In choosing to send your son/daughter here, you have chosen to give him/her an advantage for life.
The first purpose of Guardian Angel Catholic School is to form the students into disciples of Jesus Christ. You have asked us to collaborate with you as parents in forming your child into a disciple of Jesus. This flows from our understanding that you, as the parents, are the first teachers of the faith to your children. This means that what we teach as Christian Values must be supported at home, and what it is to be Catholic is lived out and practiced by the family.
As a Catholic School, we have the expectation that the family will allow us to accomplish what you have asked of us, to be collaborators with you in forming your child into a disciple of Jesus. Besides abiding by the school rules and policies, parents must be practicing Catholics. This means that the family attends Sunday Mass at Guardian Angel, and this is recorded by way of the Sunday donation envelope that you deposit in the collection basket at a given Mass. Sunday attendance of Mass is central to our lives as a Baptized Catholics. If you come to us from another parish, then the assumption is that you are attending Mass there, thus not able to qualify for tuition parish rate.
It is also essential that as Catholic parents you participate in on going formation in the Faith offered through Guardian Angel Parish Nights of Formation. This equips parents to have an ongoing knowledge of the Catholic Faith so as to be those better, first teachers of their children. These nights are offered in English on Monday evenings and in Spanish on Thursday evenings. Attendance is required. Dates are published in the school calendar.
Finally, your participation in service to the church/school – this is done through various opportunities that are provided for you. Part of this participation is your financial responsibility in paying tuition, Sunday offering envelopes, and selling of Parish Fiesta Tickets.
Your participation is essential in order for us to maintain the mission of Guardian Angel Catholic School. If we cannot fulfill our mission then we cannot exist.
I pray that together we can build up the Kingdom of God right here in Pacoima as we grow in our faith and knowledge of God.
Fr. Steven J. Guitron