Saturday, May 15, 2021



Showing Gratitude to our Community

Our Lady of Lourds Kindergarten students visit local community organizations as a token of appreciation for the support they have given to our community. (Submitted Photo)

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Faith, Academics, and Service are the main pillars on which Our Lady of Lourdes students strive. The family friendly atmosphere, and challenging academics, wouldn’t be made possible without the support of Colusa County. Each year during Catholic Schools Week, students at Our Lady of Lourdes, preschool through eighth grade, spend a week collecting items to for their Community Appreciation Baskets. Each class brings their baskets full of breakfast goodies, flaming hot snacks, or sweet delights to a respective community organization along with a Thank You banner signed by each student. Such organizations include: the Health Department, Library, Fire Department, Post Office, Children Services, Rural Fire Department, Fair Board, and the Police Department. Too often these departments are overlooked and great service is expected, however, Student Council President, Claira Davis said, “They should know they do a good job.”

In addition to presenting organizations with the appreciation they well deserve, students also keep track of prayers said for specific community members that have gone out of their way to dedicate their time, talent, or funds to the school. At the end of Catholic Schools Week, each student prepares a handmade card that contains these prayers as a spiritual bouquet. The spiritual bouquets are mailed out to supporters of Our Lady of Lourdes. Instead of spending a week focusing on Catholic Schools and the benefits they have in a community, Our Lady of Lourdes sends out accolades to a community that always provides for its citizens. Thank you Colusa County!■

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