In our thriving parish, various groups keep initiatives, interests, and practical working matters decided like a fine-tuned machine. For instance, just the recent meetings I might be included in are Parish Staff, School Commission, Parish Council, PTO, Main Event, 8th Grade Fundraising, Second Communion Parent Meeting, Finance Committee and Health and Wellness. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but gives a picture of some of the ways to get involved at Our Lady, to meet people and to have a say in things that matter to you. We are energized by new ideas and new people; we can do great things when we work together. Bring your ideas forward, keep reminding us and we will find a place where you can best fulfill your love for God and neighbor.
Recently, 2 moms stepped up at the school to help with initiatives. Nicole is boxing up used ink cartridges regularly so we can continue to earn funds. Alex is assisting with welcoming Spanish-speaking families to our school and providing a parent network of support for these new students and their parents. Every day, I see how blessed we are because of the time and talent parishioners and school parents are willing to share. Whether it’s helping with the Angel Tree project, promoting the new healthy cookbook for the holidays, serving lunch in the cafeteria or reading a test aloud to a student, we have a spot for you! If you like Art, we need your talent for Main event projects. If you would like to be part of a book club, we even have connections to get this off the ground! This, your parish home, is a great place to enrich your life and praise God all the more!
Dear Our Lady Students,
You can see by your parents and grandparents just how rewarding and enriching it is to be involved in parish and school life. A church is not the walls and roof that give us a place to praise, but the people who make it a family of believers. Church is dynamic, growing and evolving to meet the needs of all who come to know Jesus here. I encourage all of you to make Our Lady of Perpetual Help School the school you want it to be. Friendships start and grow here. We help each other along and cheer each other on. We make small initiatives bigger and better with our ideas. I have the privilege of seeing promise every day! Oh, the promise I see in you….I’m glad you’re at Our Lady!
Blessings to you,
Mary Ann Bennett