OLM Parent Newsletter
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
“Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?” Luke 14:28
Are you prepared for all that the Lord wants of you? This short rhetorical question above is Jesus’ way of saying that you ought to be prepared. If you were to build a tower you would hopefully be prudent enough to plan ahead, making sure you had enough resources for its completion. So it is with the spiritual life. It is essential that we make sure we have all the resources we need to make the choice to follow Christ.
This raises the question, “What resources do I need to follow Christ?” The answer is simple. Jesus says at the end of this Gospel, “In the same way, anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). In other words, if we want to have all that we need to fulfill the will of God in our lives, we must surrender everything to God.
Being a disciple of Christ is not something we can do halfheartedly, even though there are many who attempt this. When we choose to follow Him, it must be wholehearted. We must be “all in,” so to speak. Otherwise, we will never be able to accomplish all that our Lord asks of us. He is a demanding God in the sense that He wants everything from us. But this demand on the part of our Lord is completely for our own good. We need to give Him everything if we want happiness and fulfillment in life.
Reflect upon how ready and willing you are to give every last part of your life to Christ. Are you willing to say “Yes” to Him no matter what? Are you willing to hold nothing back and “renounce all your possessions” if He were to ask? You may possess many things, and even though our Lord may not call you to give up all possessions in a literal and physical way, you must still surrender everything you have and everything you are to Him. Only then can He give you what you need to accomplish His most glorious will.
Lord, my life is Yours. Please give me the grace to surrender everything that makes up my life to You without reserve. I surrender to You my life, my finances, my possessions, my family, my labors and my entire future. All is Yours, dear Lord. Do with me what You will. Jesus, I trust in You.
Theme for School Year 2022 - 2023
OLM Mission Statement
Virtue of the Month: Gentleness
OLM Teachers at the Archdiocesan Catechetical Day
P.E. Classes Start this Week
First Grade: Tuesdays
Second Grade: Fridays
Third Grade: Tuesdays
Fourth Grade: Thursdays
Fifth Grade: Thursdays
Sixth Grade: Tuesdays and Fridays
Seventh Grade: Tuesdays and Fridays
Eighth Grade: Tuesdays and Fridays
* Get enough rest / sleep.
* Have a good and healthy breakfast.
* Arrive to school on time.
* Give it your best shot. Take your time in answering the test.
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Grades 1 - 4
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Grades 5 - 8
As in the past years, we shall start our Back-to-School Night for both grade level bands at the Church Hall.
We hope to see you all!
Our Blessed Mother's Birthday
It will be great if you are able to celebrate our Blessed Mother's birthday as a family. You can just simply sing Happy Birthday and whisper a prayer to and for her on her birthday.
Tuesday, September 27th
Tuesday, October 25th
Tuesday, November 29th
Tuesday, December 20th
To those registered for testing last school year: Reregistration is NOT needed. If you do not want to be tested anymore, please let us know by emailing us (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
If you have not registered for testing and would like o be tested, please register him / her at the following link:
Part-time Yard and After-School Program Supervisors Needed: We are looking for part-time (paid) yard and after-school program supervisors. If you interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates to Remember in September
Wednesday, September 7: Back-to-School Night
Thursday, September 8: Birthday of Our Blessed Mother
Monday, September 19: Minimum Day, Data Analysis Day
Wednesday, September 21: School Mass in honor of Our Lady of Mercy
Wednesday, September 21: PTO Meeting 1 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 24: Feast Day of Our Lady of Mercy
Monday, September 26: Minimum Day, Accreditation Prep Day
Volunteers on Campus - VERY IMPORTANT!
* Volunteers must submit proof of vaccination before actually volunteering in the classrooms.
* Unvaccinated volunteers must submit a proof of negative COVID-19 test weekly before they are allowed to be in our classrooms.
Reposting . . . .
COVID-19 Safety Plan
Here are links to our Calendars
OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL Non-Discrimination Policy
Our Lady of Mercy School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits student of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school.
Our Lady of Mercy School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender or disability in administration of educational
policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.