Catholic Schools Week was an amazing success. I would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped make this week so special for not only our community, but also for those in need. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures of all of the festivities.
On Monday, the students packed over 50 food boxes for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry benefiting needy families. Many of the boxes were so full, they couldn’t close, necessitating the filling of additional boxes. More than one person remarked to me the impressive nature of the donations and the good example of the power of working together we have set as a community to support those in need.
On Tuesday, the students participated in field day. It was the greatest example of organized chaos I have ever seen. Three hundred and eighty students participated for over an hour and a half, visiting fifteen stations and events. With the help of our parent volunteers, the event was outstanding.
Wednesday saw the students involved in the Technavenger hunt, while a group of students also attended the Bishop’s mass at St. Simon and Jude. Our all school mass was highlighted by the Blessing of the Throats in celebration of the Feast Day of St. Blaise. On Wednesday night, we had our Literature on Display event. The students did a fantastic job with their performances and projects.
OLMC opened its doors to a group of guest speakers on Thursday who came in to talk with the students about service and the projects in which they have been involved. Many of our speakers were OLMC alumni, and it was fantastic for our current students to be able to see what those who have come to OLMC before them have and continue to accomplish in their own lives.
Once again, thank you to all those who contributed to the Catholic Schools Week events. It truly was a fantastic week to celebrate as a faith community.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School