The Diocese of Baton Rouge along with all of the dioceses of the nation will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 28th 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.”
Each day of this celebratory week is divided into individual themes. On Sunday, January 28th, we celebrate our parish. Our Lady of Mercy is a family of faith united in prayer, love and Catholic Tradition. Throughout the school week, students will show appreciation to their parents, for their school, to their fellow students, to faculty and staff, and to our clergy. Activities will include writing thank you notes and cards to parents, teachers, and clergy; and a service project sponsored by Mary’s Club members. School families were encouraged to donate new items such as kitchen supplies, cookware, utensils and storage containers for our Catholic Schools Week partner, Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge. Collection dates for the Catholic Charities donation will be January
22 – 26 through the OLOM School offices.
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 by 20% over the past 4 years and interest in our school is steadily climbing. We’ve launched a capital campaign, Traditions for Tomorrow, with plans to build a new gym and the Lower School expansion which will be completed this year will accommodate our expanding needs now and into the future.
OLOM Distinguished Graduate
During this Catholic Schools Week,
the Diocese honors distinguished alumni from each school and recognizes the outstanding individuals. Our Lady of Mercy is pleased to announce our honoree, Colonel Kevin Reeves. Colonel Reeves graduated from Our Lady of Mercy School in 1982. He currently serves as the 26th Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police and also serves as the Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services. In this role, he oversees along with LSP, the LA Highway Safety Commission, the Office of Management and Finance, the Office of Motor Vehicles, the Office of State Fire Marshal, the LA Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission.
Colonel Reeves lives in Baton Rouge with his wife Kristi Hall Reeves and their three children – Kaleb, Kyle, and Klayton.
Congratulations to this year’s outstanding Mercy graduate, Colonel Kevin Reeves!