On Friday night we celebrated an OLMC first when our Faith Formation Committee put on their Mercy Unites Us day. This was the culmination of much planning and effort on the part of the committee members. Through the Art Masterpiece Program, students created their own Doors of Mercy in celebration of Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy.
On Friday, the committee decorated the campus and posted messages of affirmation for the students to read and discuss. At lunch time, the students entered a beautifully decorated cafeteria, and the Faith Formation Committee treated the students to popsicles, serving as a reminder that they are loved and appreciated. Some of my favorite student quotes from the lunch were:
“This is the best lunch of my life!”
“Is this really happening?”
“I can’t believe they are doing this for my birthday!”
The Mercy Unites Us evening Friday night served as a reverent, reflective, and community-building experience for all those in attendance. Mercy itself takes on many forms, and to hear the various speakers talk about their own concepts of mercy and its role in their lives and the lives of others was inspiring. Thank you to all those who attended and especially to those who took the time to speak with the community.
I hope you will join us for a couple of events this coming week. On Tuesday, October 4th, the preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades will participate in our yearly pet blessing on the basketball courts. The event starts around 8:40 a.m. and will last for fifteen minutes. On Friday, October 7th, is a first Friday half day. Teachers will dismiss their classes at 12:30 p.m., and students are permitted to wear OLMC spirit shirts with jeans or jean shorts. Please remember that we always allow students to wear their uniform as well. Thank you for your continued cooperation in ensuring the students dress appropriately on these days.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School