Our Lady of Lourdes
34 Kerr Street
Ms. A. Diamond
School Office Administrator:
Mrs. C. McMann
Mr. S. Cooper
Catholic School Community Council
Co-Chairs - Ms. K. Jarick-Rheinheimer
Ms. M. Junkin
Click for Council News
Solemnity of Mary,
the Holy Mother of
December 24, 2013 7:00 p.m. - Mission Church of Our
Lady of Lourdes, Elmvale
11:30 p.m. - St. Patrick's Church,
December 25, 2013 9:00 a.m. - St. Patrick's Church,
December 31, 2014 5:00 p.m. - Mission Church of Our
Lady of Lourdes, Elmvale
January 1, 2014 9:30 a.m. - St. Patrick's Church,
Ms. O'Riley is Retiring!
Please join us in congratulating Ms. O’Riley on her retirement. After many years of service in education, 24 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, she will be taking a well earned rest.
Please wish her well if you see her in the school!
Where: School Gym
December 18, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Come join us as we celebrate the Christmas season at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.
A PRAYER AND SUPPORT FOR THE PHILIPPINES
Prayer for the People of the Philippines
Lord God, source of all love and life you are our help and consolation.
We ask you to strengthen the people of the Philippines in this time of tragedy and destruction.
Give them courage to face these days with hope.
Hear our prayer for families who are separated from one another, that they may be united.
Bring comfort to the families and friends of those who have died in this typhoon.
Bless those who will help with the rescue and recovery efforts, may they be filled with compassion and care.
May your Spirit inspire us to always remember that we are a global family called to respond to our brothers and sisters in need.
As a people of hope, strengthen our conviction that life triumphs over death .
We ask this prayer in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Make a Donation
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the catastrophic effects of Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) on November 8 in the Philippines. Visit the Archdiocese of Toronto website
to make a donation.
Progress Reports will be going home on Wednesday, November 20th 2013.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) who indicated a timeframe to meet with the teacher(s) should have received a definite appointment time from the teacher.
Looking forward to meeting with you on Thursday evening, November 21st and Friday, November 22nd.
If you have any questions regarding your appointment please call the school
@ (705) 322-1622.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Reminder to Parents re: grade 7 and grade 8 Immunizations
Nurses from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will be in school over the winter providing immunizations to grade 7 students and grade 8 girls who provide consent. Consent forms and fact sheets for the Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Conjugate ACWY vaccines and Human Papillomavirus vaccine for grade 8 girls were sent home in the fall. The consent forms and fact sheets are available on the immunization page of the health unit's website www.somcoemuskokahealth.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.
Please note, as of September 3 Our Lady of Lourdes has a new schedule.
Living in Hope - Grounded in Faith
Every year, our board chooses a theme, which serves as a pastoral inspiration for our school and board office communities. Living in Hope - Grounded in Faith is the board's theme for the 2013-2014 school year. What does this theme mean to our students, families and staff? Faith and hope are closely connected because our true hope comes from believing in the promise of God. Hope, as a virtue, is much more than simple optimism. To hope is to be nurtured and sustained by a great belief, by a great ideal that is based upon a promise made by God. To hope is to live in the belief that, ultimately God will give us a world where love and peace will triumph. Hope is visible in our Catholic schools whenever we find prayer, and work for peace and justice.