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OLG School was featured in an article on the Angelus magazine (The Tidings’ online version) recently when the Dolphins dedicated their “Jean Day” fundraiser towards helping the St. James Victims Relief Fund.
An excerpt is provided below with a link to the full article.
Students, staff and faculty at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach kicked off Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26 by combining solidarity and school spirit with “Caring for the Crusaders Day.” The event supported the parish community of St. James Church in Redondo Beach, which suffered the tragic loss of four lives due to a car accident following their school’s annual Christmas show on Dec. 17.
According to April Beuder, principal of Our Lady of Guadalupe School, when the student council was planning for Catholic Schools Week, students suggested Crusaders Day in lieu of holding their yearly Jean Day fundraiser, in which students donate $1 each for the opportunity to wear jeans to school for the day. This year, OLG students wore green and gold — St. James’ school colors — instead, with the funds raised earmarked for donation to the St. James Victim Relief Fund.
Most families donated more than $1 and many children brought in money from their allowances, explained Beuder. The school, which has 212 students, raised $600 during the initial fundraising, with donations still coming in at press time.
This year Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 18th. Lent has been observed by Christians since the 4th Century. It is a time of reflection, penitence and spiritual renewal before Easter. Lent ends at midnight on Holy Saturday, the night before Easter Sunday. During Lent some Christians focus on giving up something. Is it absolutely necessary for the observation of Lent to
give up a delicacy or a bad habit or an hour of sleep in the Lenten period, should be a matter between a Christian and God. Some may decide to do something extra for their spiritual hindrance to the Spirit. Some may make a special sacrifice of some sort. And some may decide to improve their communication and fellowship with God by having special times of prayer throughout the day, or vow to worship in the church at every service held. The important thing is to make Lent a special time, a memorable time. A time so meaningful that it sets the tone for the rest of the entire year. At the very least it should be a time of sincere spiritual growth. Please watch the bulletin for a list of liturgical and devotional services at our church this Lent.
The Church’s year of growth will begin on February 18th, 2015. Our schedule for Ash Wednesday liturgies and distribution of Ashes is as follows:
8:00AM Mass/ Distribution of Ashes
2:00PM Service with Distribution of Ashes
6:00PM Service with Distribution of Ashes (English)
Back by popular demand, and those doing their “Spring Cleaning”, Our Lady of Guadalupe and the St. Vincent DePaul Organization will be sponsoring a Bundle Sunday on Sunday February 22nd. That means you have a week to start bundling up all those clothes you will never fit in again and the golf clubs you’ll never use or gadgets you bought from “As Seen On TV”!!!! The truck will be here from 8AM—1PM! Get ready!!!!
We’re in the middle of the national Catholic Schools Week, and wanted to share this infographic with our Parishioners and parents who have children of school age. If you are having trouble reading the full image, please download a copy of it here.
Open Invitation – Catholic Men’s Fellowship – OLG Men’s Group meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month – Come Join us
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings from 7:00am – 8:30 am at Tomboy’s Restaurant in Lawndale (the one behind Costco on Marine Ave.) At our breakfasts we break bread and discuss our lives in the light of our Catholic faith through friendship, prayer and fraternity.
We cultivate deep friendships among fellow parishioners, have fun, and learn from one another how to be a better husband, father, son, employee, Christian man and Catholic parishioner. Spiritual growth and accountability become factors as we get to know each other.
Typically a meeting begins with prayer. Then a scripture passages or a teaching is presented. In our meetings, we are challenged to interact and adopt an action point for the coming week or two. Meetings close with prayer.
For more information please call Christopher Barnes at 310-686-2314 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scrip Now Available
Want to help the school while you shop? Scrip is the best way to go. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit our own OLG students and school. Scrip will be sold every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-1pm and in the School Office Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm.
Save Your Box Tops
Please don’t discard those box tops! The box tops earn money for our school. OLG school parents can send the Box Top coupons to their children’s teacher or drop off to the office. Parishioners can drop off at the church office.
Make a Difference: Recycle!
The Make a Difference Recycling program collects used inkjet and laser printer cartridges and cell phones. This program is ongoing and will help our school earn new equipment and cash. You can help make a difference by dropping off any of these items to the school or church office.
Gallery School Rewards
Support OLG School as you shop at South Bay Galleria. Between February 1 and December 31, 2015, shop, dine or see a movie, then log receipts from South Bay Galleria at the Guest Services desk (Guest Services 1st floor, Nordstrom wing), drop off your receipts at school (this year we will have a receipt collection box in the school’s front office) or you can submit a receipt emailed to you from a retailer online, to earn five points per dollar spent at non department stores and two points at department stores. For additional details, download the flyer and info sheet.
Thanks for supporting Catholic Education at OLG!
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, or are currently undergoing treatment, you are not alone. There are many cancer survivors in our OLG community whose experiences you may benefit from. You may want to know what the process is like, or simply need to talk with someone that has been there. We are here for you!
If you are a survivor, you can be a big help to others by just being available to talk to them. Please call Jodi so that we can add your name to the network. There are no meetings or a set schedule, just people reaching out and helping others face this new challenge in their lives. Since publishing this article, we have received numerous people who are survivors that would like to help.
Please call if you, or a loved one or a friend, has been diagnosed. Please contact Jodi at the Parish Office or if we can help in some other way.