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Weekly Newsletter

March 31, 2023

Dear Parents, I’ve attached a copy of the 2023-2024 OLC school calendar. This is the “At-A-Glance” version that allows you to see important dates; I’ll send you a more detailed calendar in the next couple weeks.

OLC Girls’ Volleyball game: tonight at 6:00 PM at St. Luke School in River Forest!

Confessions were held today for all students in grades 3 - 8, except for nine students who celebrated First Penance earlier this month. Every Catholic of age is bound to confess his or her mortal sins at least once a year and always before receiving Holy Communion. Any Catholic who thinks that the Sacrament of Penance is optional, or that he or she does not need to ever go to Confession, is seriously mistaken. Such persons are depriving themselves of one of the greatest sources of grace.

The financial aid committee has begun to review financial aid applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Your FACTS Grant and Aid Application should be completed by April 21.

Congratulations to the OLC 7th - 8th grade soccer team (see photo). They had a great season and took 2nd place.

Important dates:

Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 28: Early registration for next school year; $210 ($420 beginning May 1)

Wednesday, April 5: Early release (30 minutes before the regular time)

Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 16: no school, Easter break

Saturday, April 22: 1st Communion photos, at OLC at 11:00

Sunday, April 23: Sunday Mass at noon for all school families, grades PK - 8. This Mass is sponsored by the 4th grade, but all grade levels are highly encouraged to be here; refreshments afterward in Halpin Hall

Friday, April 28: no school, staff development day

Saturday, April 29: 1st holy Communion at 1:00

Friday, May 26: last day of school for 8th graders

Wednesday, May 31: 8th grade graduation in church at 7:00 PM Yours in Christ,

Frank S. Zarate, Jr., Ed.D.

Principal (708) 652-0262


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