The Diocese of Baton Rouge along with all of the dioceses of the nation will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 27th through February 2nd. The annual celebration shines a spotlight on the tradition of Catholic education through the lens of its theme: “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
Throughout the school week, students will show appreciation to their parents and fellow students, faculty and staff, and our priests.
During Catholic Schools week, we highlight the growth and development of our students and school. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School has seen an increase of enrollment of 37% over the past 4 years and interest in our school is steadily climbing. We’ve launched a capital campaign, Traditions for Tomorrow, which includes the completion of the new Lower School Building, and the current construction of the new gym and future renovation of the current gym into a Fine Arts and Performing Arts Center.
Please join our community in celebrating Mercy’s Distinguished Graduate, Mrs. Renee Bergeron Richard (class of 1971), pictured above left. Also being recognized as a Distinguished Graduate is Ms. Allyson LaBorde, Upper School Assistant Principal at OLOM School. Ms. LaBorde receives the honor this year as a 1999 graduate of St. Michael High School. Ms. LaBorde is pictured top right.
Our own beloved pastor, Fr. Cleo Milano has been named the Distinguished Clergy Member for Catholic Schools not only in the Diocese of Baton Rouge but also has been chosen as the National recipient of the Distinguished Catholic School Clergy Award by the National Catholic Educational Association. We are especially proud to announce that Fr. Cleo will receive this award at the annual NCEA Convention in Chicago later this Spring.
GO BLUE JAYS!!!