Mr. Scott W. Fuller, Principal, Our Lady of Mercy School

Our Mission at Our Lady of Mercy School is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church as we pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. In the midst of a safe and nurturing environment we seek to develop a good moral character built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.  We strive to be Saints and Scholars who serve the evangelical mission of our parish so that Mercy may flourish

Saints & Scholars this Month!




Iris Weiss, Grade 4T, Mrs. Turchetta

Favorite Saint: Saint Rita

Favorite Food: Strawberries

Hobby: Reading

Sports Interests: Karate

Favorite Subject: Library

What do you like most about OLM?  My teachers




Jack Colgan, 4A, Mrs. Anderson

Favorite Saint: Mary, Mother of God

Favorite Food:  Meatballs

Hobby: Art

Sports interests: Swimming & Golfing

Favorite Subject: Math

What do you like most about OLM? Going to Church and learning
about God.

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Keep your sense of humor!






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DID YOU KNOW?

About 15 percent of all hospitals in the United States are Catholic hospitals. In some parts of the world, the Catholic Church provides the only healthcare, education and social services available to people.




A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

"Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens."


 -William Beveridge, economist and social reformer (5 Mar 1879-1963)



Common Latin Phrases !!

"Ave Maria, gratia plena. Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus…" 

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women…

From the Church Fathers: "On The Real Presence"

Hippolytus

"And she [Wisdom] has furnished her table" [Proverbs 9:1] . . . refers to his [Christ's] honored and undefiled body and blood, which day by day are administered and offered sacrificially at the spiritual divine table, as a memorial of that first and ever-memorable table of the spiritual divine supper [i.e., the Last Supper] (Fragment from Commentary on Proverbs [A.D. 217]).

Athanasius

You shall see the Levites bringing loaves and a cup of wine, and placing them on the table. So long as the prayers of supplication and entreaties have not been made, there is only bread and wineBut after the great and wonderful prayers have been completed, then the bread is become the Body, and the wine the Blood, of our Lord Jesus Christ…(Sermon to the Newly Baptized, from Eutyches [A.D. 295-373]).

Aphraahat

After having spoken thus [at the Last Supper], the Lord rose up from the place where he had made the Passover and had given his body as food and his blood as drink, and he went with his disciples to the place where he was to be arrested. But he ate of his own body and drank of his own blood, while he was pondering on the dead. With His own hands the Lord presented his own body to be eaten, and before he was crucified he gave his blood as drink (Treatises 12:6 [A.D. 340]).


Blogs I'm following:

1. George Weigel: 

2. Catholic Cuisine: 

3. Word on Fire: 

4. The World from a Catholic Perspective:  http://aleteia.org/

5. The CatholicThing 

6. The Catholic Gentleman

Catechism Corner: 

Why did the Son of God become man?

For us men and for our salvation, the Son of God became incarnate in the womb of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. He did so to reconcile us sinners with God, to have us learn of God's infinite love, to be our model of holiness and to make us "partakers of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4)

Further reading: CCC 456-460

Word of the Week

  • A.Word.A.Day
    with Anu Garg

    "Beware the Ides of March", the soothsayer warned Julius Caesar. Caesar didn't heed the warning and we all know his fate. At least that is what history tells us. I've a feeling Caesar did mind the date but he simply got lost in the hopelessly complex Roman calendar and confused the D-day. Ides are only one of the ingredients of the Roman calendar. The other two are calends (or kalends) and nones. The calends are straightforward -- they always fall on the first of every month. Nones on the fifth or the seventh, and ides on the thirteenth or the fifteenth. All dates are counted backwards from the nearest nones, calends, or ides.

    Here's a little rhyme to help you remember the dates:

    March, July, October, and May
    The nones are on the seventh day.
    And ides fall eight days after the Nones.

    More words about calendar this week. Interestingly, the word calendar derives from Latin calendarium (account book) since it was used to keep track of the date when debts were due.

    ides

    (eyedz) 

    noun: The 15th day of March, May, July, or October, and the 13th day of the other months in the ancient Roman calendar.

    [From Old French, from Latin idus.]

    "No need to beware the ides of June. Good news on the inflation front fueled a Wall Street rally for the second consecutive day on Friday."

    Andrew Farrell; Sunny Day On Wall Street; Forbes (New York); Jun 15, 2007. 

Famous Catholic Quotes:  "On Evangelization"


"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!"

                                                -St. Catherine of Sienna

Christmas Vacation in Rome, 2016


The Vatican from atop the North American Pontifical College



The Sistene Chapel



Mass with Pope Francis





Inside The Coliseum




A view of The Forum atop Palentine Hill
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