Archive for the 'Catholic Identity' Category

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Virgin Mary’s birthday is celebrated on September 8th each year.  It’s a tradition here at OLQA School that children bring in flowers from their gardens to be made into beautiful bouquets to pay tribute on this occasion.  This year, the PSA Catholic Program co-chairs, Trina Melancon-Saeedi and Mariel Burke, took the lead of the celebration. […]

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May Crowning

May Crowning is the special devotion in the month of May honoring Virgin Mary as the “Queen of May.”  At OLQA, it also is the time we celebrate the second grade first communicants.  This year’s May Crowning was presided by Fr. Brandon.  Students brought in beautiful flowers to adorn Virgin Mary.  Thank you Mrs. Carlberg and Mrs. […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The OLQA School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a special mass in the morning presided by Father Kerry.  Green-dressing students and faculty then enjoyed windpipe performance and music chair competition.  The Cocchi family generously donated delicious gelato for all to enjoy – what a treat!  Thank you to PSA Spirit Chair Jenny Bartz for planning and […]

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Second Grade Retreat

On March 15th, our second graders embarked on a field trip to the Sacred Heart Retreat Center.  The sisters at the center explained the vocation of serving God to the children and shared their life stories in doing so.  They enjoyed some outdoor time playing sports and worked on arts & crafts together.  Thank you to Father Brandon […]

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Catholic Schools Week

Each year, beginning with the last Sunday in January, we celebrate the Catholic education during the National Catholic Schools Week.  It’s a tradition here at OLQA School that the festivities begin with the school Open House on Sunday morning.  This year, we celebrated all of our students on Monday with loving notes from their parents, as well as […]

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Veterans’ Day Celebration

On November 11th, the OLQA school paid tribute to those who have served in our country’s armed forces.  The day started with an all-school assembly of prayers for all the servicemen and servicewomen.  We had the honor of having Captain Sharkey, Corporal Games and Lieutenant Pulice speak to our children about their experiences.  They each […]

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Fourth Grade Retreat

On October 11, our fourth grade students spent a day at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Santa Ana to learn about the vocation of serving God.  They heard the Sisters’ personal stories of finding and responding to God’s call.  Father Brandon gave a service during which he shared his own journey of coming to serve God.  Students also played […]

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Celebrating Our Blessed Mary’s Birthday

Our school community celebrated the birthday of Our Blessed Mary on Thursday, September 8th.  Students started the day with a beautiful mass in Mary’s honor.  PSA Catholic Programs Chairs, Keri O’Melveny and Amy Ivey, arranged the flowers brought by students into bouquets to adorn her.  

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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

A warm welcome to all the OLQA students and their families to the 2016-2017 school year, with new teachers, new learning programs and a brand new Carson Field! The PSA has many school spirit and family events planned for the year: the Harvest Celebration, Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Kickball, Mass and Movie, Jog-a-thon, to name a few.  […]

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May Crowning

The month of May is dedicated to Mary, Our Blessed Mother.  The Catholic Church reminds us to think and to speak in a special way to Our Blessed Mother during May.  The month of May is a spiritual invitation for us to open our hearts to Mary. It is also the time of year that […]

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