MACS Tuition Policy

To our families whose children are enrolled in the Mecklenburg Area Catholic School (MACS) System, it is a privilege to partner with you in passing on our Catholic faith.  Our parish provides significant support to MACS, which supplements the tuition discount offered to active, registered Catholic families.  Please take note of our Participation Policy, below.

Printable version of the Parish MACS Participation Policy 2015 (shown below)

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August 1, 2015

To:       St. Gabriel Parents with Children in MACS
Fr:        Rev. Francis J. O’Rourke, Pastor
Re:       Parish and MACS Participation Policy 2015-2016

During the school year 2015-2016, St. Gabriel is providing $652,072 from our collections in support of families with children who are enrolled in Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS).

The purpose of this letter is to remind MACS families of the tremendous tuition discount received by families who fulfill the criteria used in determining “Catholic Participation”.

MACS Tuition Rates for 2015-2016

Tuition 2015-16 Elementary (Grades K-5)                 Middle School (Grades 6-8) High School (Grades 9-12)
Non-Participating $9,611 $10,286 $13,734
Catholic Participation $5,973 $6,618 $9,633


  • Mass Participation:  Families must be involved in parish worship by attending weekly Sunday Mass. Weekly attendance is measured by reviewing the use of offertory envelopes at Mass. Donations of cash and/or checks should be placed in these envelopes. If you use electronic transfer, we ask that you please drop your weekly envelope in the collection baskets. It will be recorded.
  • Parish Registration:  Families must be registered at least 3 months before submitting a voucher to the parish office. If transferring from another parish, you need to provide a letter from your former parish, identifying you as a participating member. If no letter is provided, there will be a six (6) month waiting period.
  • Parish Participation:  Participation in stewardship efforts is expected as we work to pass on and celebrate faith with our children. Weekly Mass attendance and sharing your time, talent and treasure identify you as a participating member of St. Gabriel parish.

Annually, I receive from MACS a roster of families who are currently enrolled in MACS and are registered members of St. Gabriel. I review the list to verify families that are in good standing using the above criteria. I submit a list of families who do not meet the criteria. After receiving our information, the MACS office will contact families regarding their tuition for the next school year.

 Please contact our Membership Coordinator, Cheryl Pelletier at 704-362-5047, ext. 220, to address all questions with reference to parish and MACS participation.

It is a privilege to partner with you in passing on and celebrating faith with our children.

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