OUR LADY OF MERCY STUDENTS REACH OUT IN MERCY DURING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK
East Greenwich, RI - Students at Our Lady of Mercy School reach out to others on a regular basis, through acts of kindness within the school community and beyond. During Catholic Schools’ Week, students did just that and more. At the Warm Hearts and Warm Wishes Event held on Friday evening, January 27, in addition to enjoying “breakfast for dinner” and music and games, students created placemats which will be laminated and shared with the residents of Heart of Mercy Home in Honduras. The project was led by the “Friends of Mercy” group at OLM. The Friends of Mercy also coordinated two additional collections that were generously supported by the OLM School community: games for McAuley Village and warm hats and gloves for the Midnight Moment Outreach in Providence.
All throughout Catholic Schools’ Week, in advance of the Super Bowl, the school collected canned soups and other non-perishables for the OLM Parish Outreach Program. On Wednesday, February 8, students who had correctly guessed the Super Bowl’s final score helped deliver over 12 crates of soup and 7 crates of non-perishables to the “Mercy House” at OLM. From there, they will be distributed to the less fortunate in the area. Doug Green, Coordinator of the OLM Parish Outreach Program stated, “The OLM School family is always very generous to our outreach efforts. We are extremely grateful for this generous outpouring of support and mercy which will be shared with our neighbors in the community.”
With a tradition of excellence in Catholic elementary and middle school education since 1951, Our Lady of Mercy School offers its students an opportunity to pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Pre-K through Grade 8, co-educational Catholic school located in East Greenwich provides a nurturing, values-driven environment built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.