Dear St. Mary Parishioners,

I am writing to you to share an exciting opportunity that will have a permanent impact on St. Mary Catholic School students. In 2017, the State of Illinois passed the “Invest in Kids Act”, a new scholarship program mutually benefiting taxpayers (donors) and students. This scholarship provides students who attend private primary and secondary schools in the State of Illinois with financial aid for tuition.

Individual donors who participate can receive up to a 75% Illinois state income tax credit (not deduction) if they designate their credit to the “Invest in Kids Act”. For example, a taxpayer that donates $10,000 to the “Invest in Kids Act” are then eligible to claim a $7,500 tax credit on their 2018 taxes. 

Individuals that took advantage of the tax credit scholarship in 2018 gave ten (10) St. Mary students’ financial aid for the 2018-19 school year.

For more information on how to receive the tax credit, log onto the Empower Illinois, “Invest in Kids” website: To begin the process, navigate to the donor portion of the website; there is a step-by-step video outlining the information you will need to provide and how to appropriately receive the credit.  When you are prompted to designate your tax credit to s school, St. Mary School in Woodstock can be found in Region Two. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Liz Brennan, Director of Enrollment Marketing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815.338.3398 if you have questions. I hope those who believe private education has an eternal impact on a students’ education will consider participating in this mutually beneficial tax credit.

God Bless,

Mr. Vince Sossong
St Mary Catholic School


Please join St. Mary Catholic School at our annual Green and Gold
 Soiree on March 2, 2019.  All parents, parishioners, and friends are welcome.

Green & Gold Soiree
Saturday, March 2, 2019
cHenry Country Club
6pm - Midnight

Cocktail attire preferred; don't forget to wear your green & gold.

Evening Program:
6pm - 7pm: Cocktail Hour

7pm: Dinner 
8pm - Midnight: DJ & Dancing

Thank You to Our Amazing Committee!
Co-Chairs: Maureen Leonard and Jessica Conner | 
Decorations: Erin Zecchin, Gina Kenyon and Amanda Jakubowicz  | Auction Baskets: Jill Barry 

Ticket Sales: Amy Wilson | Promotion/Print Materials: Michelle and Mark Gunderson | Accounting: Sheri Thuma | Classroom Projects: Rhiannon Louise | Volunteer Coordinator: Jen Kratochvil | Wine Pull: Carol Iden | Online Auction: Adrienne Mahoney, Jan Jablonski and Jess Arnow

For more information, contact the Soiree Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..