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Every family enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade at OMPH School for the 2019-2020 school year will be receiving a $150 school discount PER CHILD on the tuition cost through the support of Development funds!

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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