A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth. A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds; For he who fears God behaves accordingly, and his friend will be like himself. – Sirach 6:14-17 The first reading at Mass set the theme for OLMC’s 2019 Faith Day. As the students met with their Faith Families, this message of friendship and its many facets and riches was discussed, experienced and reinforced. From Fr. John David’s homily about his personal experiences with friendship all through activities led by the catechists and 8th graders, the theme of friendship with each Read More >>
March 4, 2019 by Sr. Anna Joseph in Community
Last fall, Mrs. Peters’ 8th grade students wrote essays as we prepared for our Military Appreciation Day. Today we were privileged to have two Commanders from the American Legion at OLMC to present awards. Our students did extraordinarily well, taking all three places at the post level: Erica won 1st, John placed 2nd, and Leila took 3rd for Post 25; Post Commander Sean Devlin presented these students with their award. Commander Devlin then submitted Erica’s essay to the District along with winners from 13 other Posts. The 3rd District Commander, Rich Ward presented Erica with the 1st place prize for the District. Erica’s essay now advances to the State competition on Friday. Congratulations to our 8th graders and to Mrs. Read More >>
February 26, 2019 by Sr. Anna Joseph in Study
All of our eighth grade students recently had the opportunity to participate in the Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. The topic for the essay was “How does your family keep its Catholic Faith in Action?” Our winning students were Nhi Nhi Do in first place, Leila Carey in second place, and Gabe Rossi in third place. Three Knights from Council #5480 came to present their awards. Congratulations, 8th Graders!!!
January 25, 2019 by Sr. Anna Joseph in Study
8th Grader Maggie Rosenbaum has been named the teen volunteer of the year at the Tom and Ann Hunnicutt Family YMCA in Newport News. Maggie has been teaching swim lessons on Saturdays and really enjoys the opportunity to share something she loves with other kids. Thank you, Maggie, for your dedication to serving others – we are proud of you!
January 21, 2019 by Sr. Anna Joseph in Service