Why Our Lady of Lourdes’ Catholic School is Good Place to Be

by Sister Julie Ann on April 30, 2009

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The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity were invited to be present on April 29, 2009, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, DePere, WI for Vocation Day. Here are reasons why this visit was a memorable experience with about 225 students in Kindergarten – Grade 8, as well as Pre-School:

  • welcoming, peaceful, clean environment
  • respectful, friendly, smiling students and adults
  • appreciative and positive principal, faculty, staff and parent volunteers
  • student-involved, prayerful, weekly children’s liturgy
  • meaningful art in hallways and tastefully decorated classrooms

Lastly, pastor Norbertine Father Timothy Shillcox, O.Praem, who himself had the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity as teachers, gave this homework assignment at the morning Eucharistic liturgy:

Students: Take 15 minutes of quiet time to reflect on ‘Who am I to be?’ ‘What am I to do?’

Adults: Take 10 minutes to pray specifically for the students at Our Lady of Lourdes School that they may follow the vocation God wills for each of them.

Any thoughts about this assignment?

3 thoughts on “Why Our Lady of Lourdes’ Catholic School is Good Place to Be”

  1. We had such a neat experience with everyone at Our Lady of Lourdes!!! The celebration of the Eucharist was Spirit-filled; Fr.Tim, the principal, all the teachers, staff, students, parents, board members…everyone was very welcoming and fun to be with! It is evident that this school and parish community is alive in its faith!

  2. Sue says:

    This is awesome!! Thank you so much for your kind and positive words. It was great having you – please consider coming again at any time. You don’t have to wait for an invitation or special vocations day!!

    God bless.

  3. Thanks Sue! We definitely feel welcome with all of you!

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