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March 24, 2015

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2015-2016 School Year Registration


Registration is now open for Our Lady of Charity's 2015-2016 school year. Our Lady of Charity offers a comprehensive academic program, enriching after-school activities, and a faith-filled environment. At Our Lady of Charity, we educate students to be saints and scholars: disciples of Christ and leaders in the community. We invite your family to learn more about the benefits of a Catholic education by contacting the school at (708) 652-0262.

La registración para el año escolar 2015-2016 de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad. Nuestra Señora de la Caridad ofrecen programas académicos comprensivos, actividades extracurriculares, y un ambiente lleno de fe. En  Nuestra Señora de la Caridad  educamos a estudiantes para ser santos y escolares: discípulos de Cristo y líderes en la comunidad. Invitamos a su familia que aprenda más sobre las ventajas de una educación católica. Para obtener mas información comuníquese con Nuestra Señora de la Caridad al 708-652-0262.


Lent 2015


Our school and parish communities have now entered the liturgical season of Lent. Over these next forty days, we have the opportunity to draw closer to God through daily prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Throughout Lent students will strengthen their relationship with Christ by participating in Eucharistic Adoration, by praying the Stations of the Cross, and by receiving the sacrament of reconciliation. We will show our generous spirits by raising money for Catholic Relief Services through Operation Rice Bowl

Our parish will also be participating in the Festival of Forgiveness, and will offer 24 hours of Confession and Adoration starting at noon on Friday, February 27th. All are welcome.

At Our Lady of Charity School, we pray that this Lenten season brings you and your family closer to God.


March for Life

March_for_Life_2015We are proud to announce that Our Lady of Charity School was present the March for Life in Washington D.C. Four of our 8th grade leaders, Kayla, Elizabeth, Salvador, and Daniel made the trip alongside our middle school teacher, Mr. Priest, and students from across the Archdiocese. The group joined other young people throughout the nation to spread the message that every life is sacred.

While in Washington, our students celebrated mass, visited the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and participated in the March. This was a special way for students to live out their Catholic faith and proclaim our beliefs to others.

We would like to extend a special note of appreciation to all school families and parishioners who have supported the students through their donations and who attended the March for Life breakfast. Thank you for making this experience possible.


Home Reading Strategies

Check out one of our great videos showcasing ways parents can work at home with their children to strengthen reading skills:


Faith Buddies

pk8th_picStudents at Our Lady of Charity work together to strengthen each other's faith lives. Each older grade student acts as a faith buddy to a younger child. Classrooms meet once a week so the students can pray together, talk to each other about their love of the Lord, read together, and participate in a variety of fun activities. Many times, students even get to work with their siblings and cousins as faith buddies.

Our students love working together with their brothers and sisters in Christ to learn more about their faith and to praise God.