OMC Parish School prides itself on educating the whole student: academically, emotionally and spirituality. Part of that is our Call to Service, and our school minister works with teachers to incorporate the Works of Mercy and other service activities into classroom lessons. Throughout the year there are additional opportunities for service outside of the school day which you can find below. We look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events.
Upcoming Spirituality and Service Opportunities:
Opening Family Prayer Service and Ice Cream Social– Tuesday, September 3rd, 6:00pm. Join us for the first event of the year as we come together for a short prayer service followed by an ice cream social. This is a great opportunity to have the students reconnect and to meet some of the other families of the school.
First Saturday Sandwich Making at St. Bridget’s in East Falls- Saturday, September 7th, 8:00am-9:00am. Join OMC families the first Saturday of the Month as we join St. Bridget’s parish in East Falls to make sandwiches for the hungry and the homeless. This is a great service opportunity for the whole family and there is no need to sign up.
School Confessions- Thursday, September 12, 9:00-10:30. Catholic Students in grades 3 through 8th will be brought over to the church for Confessions. This is a great opportunity for parents to talk about and reinforce the sacrament at home.
Mass of the Holy Spirit- Friday, September 27th, 1:30pm. Join us for our opening school Liturgy which is being served by the 8th grade. After the Mass we will have the new student council installed.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society Visitation Day-
Saturday, September 28th, 9:30-11:00am 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are encouraged to volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul society members to visit the elderly and homebound in our area. When they visit they bring flowers and cards made by the 3rd grade. Parents are invited to participate. September Visitation Flyer
The Well Women’s Shelter Meal-
Families are needed to cook a meal large enough for 10 people for a local homeless shelter. The shelter is the only all women shelter in the city and most of the women go on to find permanent housing. Check out the flyer for more information and email Mr. Cillo ar firstname.lastname@example.org
to sign up. The Well Meal Flyer
Face to Face Meal Service- Saturday, September 21st 11:30am-2:30. Students 13 years old and older are able to volunteer to serve a meal at Face to Face in Germantown. There are limited spots and students/parents must sign up with Mr. Cillo in advance.
***All service and liturgy opportunities listed below can also be found on the school Calendar**
Spirituality and Service: Resources for Parents
Parents may also be interested in the following documents and statements:
Statement on Technology and Christian Spirituality
Call to Service