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
Christmas Liturgy-Friday, December 10th, 1:30pm. Families and parishioners are invited to join us for the school’s Christmas season liturgy which is being planned and served by the 6th grade.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society Winter Coat Drive– Please send in gently used and clean winter coats during the week of January 6th. The coats will go to local homeless shelters.
MLK Week Collection– OMC will be having a dress down day and a collection for Covenant House Pennsylvania. Families are encouraged to donate: Fruit Snacks, Crackers, Protein Bars, Granola Bars, Mini Bags of Cookies/Chips/Pretzels, Juice Boxes, Capri Suns. Please bring in your donations the week of January 20th.
School Liturgy-Thursday January 23rd, 9:30am. Families and parishioners are invited to join us for the school’s celebration of the feast of St. Francis de Sales which is being planned and served by the 8th grade.
Face to Face Meal Service– Saturday, January 25th 11:30am-2:30. Students 12 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.
Catholic Schools Week– Catholic schools week starts on Sunday January 26th. Show your catholic school pride by attending the 9:00am mass at the parish. OMC students should be in their winter uniform.
The Well Women’s Shelter Meal– Families are needed to cook a meal large enough for 10 people for a local homeless shelter. We are need of a meal for Tuesday March 10th. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a Tuesday. The Well Meal Flyer
First Saturday Sandwich Making at St. Bridget’s in East Falls– Saturday, February 1st,, 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 in advance.
Spirituality and Service: Resources for Parents
Parents may also be interested in the following documents and statements: