The theme of Felician Mission and Heritage Week this year was Building with Living Stones. Mission Leader Jeff Hulbert invited students to share about their gifts and created a display in the Hall of Community to remind students to use the gift that God gave them and to do small things to continue to help “Rebuild God’s Church”.
During the week a group of 10 OLSH seniors joined the Sisters in the Coraopolis convent helping to organize files in the archives, organize pictures and statues throughout the space, and clean kitchen carts and wash the Sisters’ vehicles. The Sisters enjoyed working with the students and the students enjoyed getting to know some amazing women “who have quite a bit of energy!” A group of 10 sophomores joined the Sisters for lunch in Founders Hall later in the week, enjoying the opportunity to get to meet the Sisters who share our campus.
An “OLSH Food Blast” invited students, faculty, and staff to bring in donations of non-perishable food or cash for Our Lady’s Pantry, the emergency food pantry on campus. Nearly 225 individuals participated, raising $700 in cash and stocking the pantry shelves with 485 food goods.
Opportunities for community prayer included praying the rosary as a school over the PA system and Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. After Mass, junior class president Finn Sweeney shared a reflection about his experience on the OLSH Mission Trip to Frenchville, PA last summer.
At the OLSH football game on Friday night, Sr. M. Francine Horos, OLSH math teacher, former principal, and alumna, joined the team captains in the middle of the field to assist with the ceremonial coin toss. The Felician Sisters were recognized and the crowd gave a standing ovation as a symbol of appreciation for all of the Felician Sisters’ efforts, sacrifice, and service.