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Position Available at OMPH Catholic School: Kindergarten Teacher Aide and Lunchroom Monitor – 5 days per week; 6 hours per day, when school is in session. Responsibilities include assisting the Kindergarten teacher with classroom activities (singing included) as needed, support the teacher with routine classroom tasks as needed, assist individual children as needed, and supervise all OMPH students in the lunchroom during all lunch periods. It is expected that the successful applicant will abide by all that is set forth in the teacher contract, the Diocesan Policy Book, the Faculty Handbook, assigned duties and classroom responsibilities, and will review the Parent Handbook and Emergency Operations Plan. Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma; a Bachelor or Associates degree is preferable; strict confidentiality working in a school environment is required; strong management & discipline skills with Kindergarten through 8th grade students; must enjoy children of all ages. If interested, please submit a letter of interest along with a resume by Wednesday July 10th to OMPH School office (office@omph.org), 330 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522, Attention: Principal.

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Faith Experiences

Prayer:

  • School wide Friday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation – each class plans and participates
  • Morning prayer with entire school
  • Prayers before “Special” Classes, competitions, assemblies, meetings, other school events, and end of the school day,
  • Grace before lunch and after lunch
  • Recitation of the rosary daily in October and May
  • Prayer corners with the Bible enthroned in each classroom
  • Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays
  • Participation in Parish Forty Hours Devotion
  • Regular reception of Reconciliation
  • Seasonal prayer services, i.e., Advent Wreath Service, Stations of the Cross,
  • Choir prepares sacred music for school liturgies and prayer services

Learning about Catholic History & Traditions:

  • Daily Religion Classes
  • Weekly religion classes taught by OMPH Priests
  • Sacramental preparations:
    • Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
    • Confirmation
  • Recognition of the lives of saints
  • Recognition of special events/celebrations in the Church: Year of Mercy
  • Lenten Practices and Services
  • Collections of Catholic books in library and classrooms
  • Religious art:
    • Crucifixes
    • Bulletin Boards
    • Statues
    • Banners
    • Pictures
    • Art Projects
  • Saint Nicholas visits the classrooms on his Feast Day
  • Blessing of Throats on Feast of St. Blaise

Experiencing Christ’s Way in Ordinary Living:

  • Annual school themes – e.g., “God’s Love for us … Know it, Grow it, Show it!”
  • Catholic/Christian perspective related to academic curriculum on daily basis
  • Retreats for students in middle school
  • Prayers for the sick
  • Prayers for the benefactors of the school
  • Prayer Pals – each grade is matched with another grade, students receive partners with whom they share time during the school year and for whom they are to pray
  • Catholic Schools Week Celebrations
  • Essay/Picture Contests on religious themes

Vocation Awareness:

  • Redemptorist Fathers involved in everyday school life and activities
  • Vocation Day visits from priests and sisters from various religious orders
  • Vocation Awareness lessons:
    • Reading and learning
  • Vocation Cross – travels from grade to grade – the students pray for an increase in vocations and to be open to their own vocations

Community Service and Outreach:

  • Missionary Childhood Association collections
  • Connections of students with newly baptized children in each of our three parishes
  • Pro-Life Projects
  • Baby items collected for A Woman’s Concern
  • Food Bank donations
  • Breakfast with St. Nick
  • Monthly Service Projects
  • Letters to Seminarians
  • Valentines for Shut-ins
  • Celebrate Grandparents/Grandfriends Day
  • Letters to Veterans
  • Eyeglass collection
  • Concerts, plays & programs
  • Rosary Club to make cord rosaries for newly baptized