MOUNT OLIVET - Throughout the years in Catholic Schools Week celebrations, Our Lady of Peace engages each sector of the parish school community. Each year and especially in this golden anniversary year the school community acknowledges and expresses their appreciation to the investors in the school's advancement.
Through volunteer sharing, both services and financial contributors enhancements are provided for students and families.
Such programs as a complete hot lunch program, maintenance and renovations, bell choir leadership and technology advancements have been possible through volunteers. With the investment of people's time, knowledge and financial support, Our Lady of Peace accomplished the installation of new windows, new energy-efficient lighting and Phase I of new wireless technology program in this school year.
A most conducive and engaging learning environment is created for students and teachers.
C'Ann Reilly, principal of Our Lady of Peace School for 27 of its 50 years, said "The cornerstone of Our Lady of Peace has been and remains the commitment of the People of Peace to the total formation and development of the young people through faith and knowledge. We are blessed with the sharing of gifts and talents and as principal I am most grateful."
In Catholic Schools Week, programs are planned to showcase the students' development and to recognize investors and volunteers in the Our Lady of Peace program. Special programs include: Learning Celebration, Pastor and Principal hosting Volunteer Social, parish receptions with student liturgical leadership.
The week will culminate with a brunch to honor Parish Seniors followed by a performance by Pittsburgh CLO "We the People" musical for students and parish seniors. The musical emphasizes the difference that we, the people, can make. That lesson is ongoing each day at Our Lady of Peace.