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OLPH Fall 2014 Newsletter - Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Volume 16, Issue 1
Fall 2014
Perpetual Times
2255 Central Grove
Toledo, Ohio 43614
419-382-5511
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear OLPH Family;
Our Lady of
Perpetual Help
Parish is a Catholic
community
committed to
celebrating and
extending the
mission of Jesus
Christ through
spiritual growth,
education, service
and compassion for
all God’s people,
It’s hard to believe that it’s Fall already and school has begun. Summer seems to just fly
by, and we never get to do all that we’d planned and looked forward to, but at the same
time many of us are ready for the structure of the fall season. Footballs are flying,
soccer balls are being kicked, runners are running and activities are happening all
around us.
However, we must also remember to save some time for Jesus. Sometimes with our
busy lifestyles, Summer can end up being a time that we don’t get to church as much as
we had planned, and we can’t let ourselves get into the habit of being away from God’s
Most Gracious Sacraments. As we consider the priorities of our lives, we must
remember to “prefer nothing to Christ”. We must consider the models we put forth to our
children and do the sometimes difficult thing and make the commitment to attend Mass
and the other opportunities for growth that the church offers.
Fall is kind of the “re-start” of our schedules, and schedules are certainly all around us,
pulling us one way or the other. Let us not forget to schedule some personal time
meditating on how blessed we are to live in the country we do with the opportunities we
have to live good and wholesome lives.
With the beginning of school we welcome about 20 new families as well as new staff
personnel. I believe we are well
suited to have a great year in the
school and an even more successful
year in the parish as we grow
together in God’s Love. We look
forward to new opportunities for
Spiritual growth and development as
we introduce ways to increase our
Faith and “bring-together” our
community. May God continue to
Bless and protect us from harm while
showering us with his Grace and
Mercy.
under the
May God’s Beauty in the “Colors” of
this season inspire you to Greatness.
patronage of our
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pray for
Us!
Blessed Mother.
Fr. David
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Volume 16, Issue 1
PARISH
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Receipts & Expenditures
CHURCH INCOME
Sunday & Holy Day Collection
Christmas
Easter
Stipend & Stole Fees
Bequests & Special gifts
Festival, Reverse Raffle, FF, Rummage Sale
Reverse Raffle
Fish Fry
Rummage Sale
PSR (Religious Ed fees)
Other Income
TOTAL CHURCH INCOME
Actual
492,185.00
23,103.00
17,478.00
8,107.00
9,631.00
109,400.00
32,239.00
28,551.00
17,690.00
8,486.00
7,361.00
754,231.00
SCHOOL INCOME
Tuition & Registration (K-8)
Preschool Tuition
Extended Day
Internal Fund Raising, 365 lotto
Administrative Cost Reimbursement
Cafeteria Income
Accomodations Income
Income from Endowment Interest
Other
TOTAL SCHOOL INCOME
Actual
750,743.00
35,882.00
28,840.00
24,256.00
66,114.00
17,590.00
50,810.00
18,000.00
33.00
992,268.00
CHURCH EXPENSES
Salary, Clergy, Admin, Maintenance & Office
Payroll Taxes & Fringe Benefits
Altar & Liturgical
Religious Ed Program, CRHP, Salaries & Benefits
Building Maintenance & Utilities
Diocesan Assessment
Office Supplies,postage,phones
Rectory & Household
Transportation & Seminars
Festival, Reverse Raffle, FF, Rummage Sale
Miscellaneous
TOTAL CHURCH EXPENSES
176,299.00
45,050.00
17,895.00
75,255.00
57,608.00
44,851.00
14,407.00
9,580.00
1,110.00
113,024.00
1,054.00
556,133.00
SCHOOL EXPENSES
Salary, Admin, Office, Teachers, Maintenance
Payroll Taxes & Fringe Benefits
Preschool Salaries & supplies
Cafeteria Expense
Accomodations Expense
Extended Day salaries/expense
Office Supplies,postage,phones
Instructional Supplies
Marketing & fund raising Expense
Diocesan Administrative Head Tax
Building Maintenance & Utilities
Other
TOTAL SCHOOL EXPENSES
Parish Gain/Loss
198,098.00
Cost of School to the Parish
112,794.00
Cash Balances as of June 30, 2013
Parish Checking account
Maintenance Fund Savings
Tuition (14-15)
Cafeteria Checking
Accommodations School Checking
Tuition Assistance Savings/
Endowment Savings
Total Ending Cash
44,095.00
30,983.00
218,412.00
1,388.00
18,925.00
40,022.00
453,602.00
807,427.00
Church Income
School Income
Total Income
754,231.00
992,268.00
1,746,499.00
Church Expenses
School Expenses
Total Expenses
556,133.00
1,105,062.00
1,661,195.00
Total Parish Gain/Loss for 2013-2014
85,304.00
Thanks to all who continue to support our Maintenance Fund. Because of your generosity we were able to make
several improvements to our building including painting, new outside door, security updates, outside landscaping,
rectory repairs and restroom updates.
We are starting the new year with a balanced budget. Hopefully you will continue to support our parish and
school, and we will diligently look for ways to increase our income and keep our expenses down.
674,019.00
137,036.00
40,252.00
27,479.00
45,636.00
14,832.00
10,561.00
40,770.00
3,867.00
2,623.00
107,696.00
291.00
1,105,062.00
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Parish & School Budget Projections for 2014-15
INCOME
Sunday & Holy Day Collections
Christmas & Easter Collections
Stipends & Stole Fees
Religious Education Income
Rummage Sale, Fish Fry, Other
Festival & Reverse Raffle
Gifts & Donations - Operating
Tuition & Registration Fees
Preschool
Mandated Services Reimbursement
Endowment for School
Other Income
Internal Fundraising
Extended Day Income
Total Income
Expenses
Salary Expense & Benefits
Administrative/Office Expense
Parish Operations (Rectory, Offices, Altar & Liturgical)
Religious Education Expense
Rummage Sale, Fish Fry, Other
Festival & Reverse Raffle
Instructional Expense
Technology Expense
Cafeteria Monitors
Preschool Expense
Extended Day Expense
Marketing & Fundraising Expense
Building Expense
Diocesan Assessment
Total Expense
Annual Budget
495,000
39,000
8,000
7,000
45,000
123,500
6,000
630,800
35,000
67,800
18,000
4,500
20,000
22,000
1,521,600
980,000
28,000
35,000
75,000
28,000
70,000
13,000
10,000
10,000
47,000
15,000
3,000
160,000
47,600
1,521,600
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Volume 16, Issue 1
PARISH
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
2014 FESTIVAL REPORT
Income
Advertising, Publicity & Printing
Bakery Wheel
Beer
Concessions - all food, pop & water
Craft Corner
Dice Wheels
Dinner (Sunday)
Entertainment
50/50
Garden of Eden
Grocery Wheel
Instant Tickets
Kid Games, Play Zone, Prizes
Maintenance, Edison
Miscellaneous
Money Tree
Purchase Wheels Central Distributors
Raffle
RaffleRama
Rentals (Table, chairs, tents, golf carts)
Ride Tickets/Ponies
Security
Showdown Poker
Sponsors
Texas Hold'em Poker
Wheel of Fortune
TOTAL
1,635.14
31,599.20
22,949.68
823.25
4,540.26
1,629.00
1,215.75
1,147.75
1,836.98
1,357.15
642.80
182.00
1,248.75
6,113.51
192.00
Expenses
1,614.00
0.00
10,047.38
12,932.16
210.00
709.05
4,000.00
105.00
83.31
21.00
409.87
347.55
2,352.83
702.88
50.00
1,890.00
4,520.00
15,120.09
15,198.65
5,860.00
1,079.00
5,125.00
1,018.00
3,004.76
102,538.63
332.37
61,307.49
2013 Profit
2012 Profit
2011 Profit
Difference
-1,614.00
1,635.14
21,551.82
10,017.52
823.25
4,330.26
919.95
-4,000.00
1,110.75
1,064.44
1,815.98
947.28
295.25
-2,352.83
-520.88
1,198.75
-1,890.00
1,593.51
192.00
-15,120.09
15,198.65
-5,860.00
1,079.00
5,125.00
1,018.00
2,672.39
41,231.14
38,447.19
39,494.46
42,043.29
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CHRIS ENGLISH HARRIGAN
5th in a series of articles on long-time members of OLPH.
Not only was English a subject at OLPH School, it was also a
prolific Catholic family name. At one time there were so many
members of the English family that were students at OLPH that
you had to be attending a different school if you didn’t have one of
them in your class! Chris was one of 6 siblings who attended and
had 8 cousins who came through these halls as well.
It all started with her father, Tom English, who was a graduate of
1933. The house that he grew up in on Princeton Drive started
out as part of the Immaculate Conception Parish. When St.
James Church was built, their boundaries shifted to that Church,
but Catholic families rapidly took over the south end of Toledo.
With the Catholic population exploding a new Church called Our
Chris & Bob Harrigan Lady of Perpetual Help was built, and Princeton Drive was one of
many streets officially annexed as part of it. It was the start of
generations of the family being involved. Chris’s grandparents,
like so many back then, were very active in the parish. Her
grandfather was one of the first officers in the Holy Name Society, a group of men who worked hard
to build this parish into a great community.
When Chris began to attend school, the present building was new at this location. She remembers
the 2 classrooms at the Sherwood entrance (where currently Mrs. Mouch and Mrs. Friedberg teach
3rd and 4th grade), was one room at the time, and on weekends chairs were set up for the temporary
Church with a portable altar, while construction continued on what was supposed to be a
gymnasium. We all know that never came to fruition, but remained as the Church we attend today.
Back then the school was run by the Sisters of St. Ursula, and they managed 50 kids per class—
with no teachers’ aids! As a matter of fact, the school was so overflowing that, while St. Joseph’s
Hall was being built, many students attended only half-day classes from 8-12 or 12-4, with no interruptions for recess or lunch, just solid schooling. Chris remembers that most of the 8th grade girls
were in the afternoon classes so the boys could get to football practice or take care of their paper
routes. Imagine that today!
Chris spoke very fondly of Fr. Crane, who personally gave out each grade card while keeping a bag
of coins at his side to reward those who had done exceptionally well. But there was no doubt that
she had a soft spot for Associate Fr. Lamentia, who was always present in the school, spent a great
deal of time with the students, and was greatly involved with high school CYO. “Everyone loved
him,” she stated. When Chris and her future husband Bob Harrigan were preparing for marriage in
1963, it was Fr. Lamentia they met with for their marriage prep. Eventually the house on Princeton
Drive became their home.
Since graduating from OLPH in 1957 Chris and Bob have seen all 4 of their children graduate from
here, as well as 3 of their grandchildren. When the last member graduated this past spring, it was
the end of 4 generations of OLPH Trailblazers in her family. This is a great source of pride for Chris
and Bob, and a great addition to the almost 100-year history of Our Lady of Perpetual Help!
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Volume 16, Issue 1
BECOME THE SONG
WISDOM DAY
The psalmist urges us to “Sing a
New Song”. Let us respond with
the challenge to “Become the
Song”. The 2014-15 OLPH Choir
season will begin with the first rehearsal on Thursday, September
11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.
There are openings in all parts, soprano, alto, tenor and
bass, but men still seem to be the “endangered species”.
Make the commitment now and experience the Church
year with new understanding and an enriched prayer life!
The 18th Annual Wisdom Day, a day
of prayer & reflection for people 55+
will be on Thursday, September 18,
at St. Pat’s of Heatherdowns Holy
Family Center from 9:00-1:35. This
year’s theme is Joy of the Spirit,
and the event includes food, fun,
fellowship and spirituality. Our keynote speaker is Fr. David Ritchie, and later there will be
music with Kerry Patrick Clark. The $6.00 cost includes
breakfast and lunch, but you must have a reservation by
September 11. Call the Parish Office, 382-5511, for
more information or to reserve your space. Only 35
people per parish can be accepted.
Brenda Waters, Director of the Handbell Choir, is also
seeking new ringers. The Handbell Choir enhances all
of our special liturgies. No experience is necessary.
Brenda will train you with patience and good humor. The
group rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in
the balcony of the Church.
Please call Connie Skoski at the Parish Office, 3825511, for more information or see her after Mass.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
The deadline for articles and pictures
for the winter edition of the Perpetual
Times is Monday, November 3. Please
mark it on your calendars and submit in
writing to the Parish Office or email to
[email protected] any time
before then.
TUITION REDUCTION
INCENTIVE PROGRAM—
T.R.I.P.
A new school year has begun and regular ordering of gift
cards has returned to weekly on Tuesdays. On order
days your order must be in the Parish Office or TRIP box
(outside school office) by 9:00 a.m. Orders will be ready
for pick up by Thursday morning at 8:30. Your tuition for
OLPH or any of our Catholic high schools can be greatly
reduced by buying your gift cards for gasoline, groceries,
restaurants, department stores, hotels, etc. If you are
not using this program, START TODAY! Registration
forms are always located outside the school office.
S.O.S. (Social Outlet for Singles, Divorced & Widowed)
ACTIVITIES
On Sunday, August 10th our group took the “Night Life and City Lights” cruise on the Sandpiper Boat. The weather was
gorgeous, the scenery colorful, and our timing perfect as we were able to enjoy the Mud Hens fireworks display from the
boat! It was an enjoyable experience made all the better by sharing it with great company.
Some of our future events:
Carol Ann Erford, one of our participants, has one of the lead roles in “Quartet” which will be presented at the Village
Players Playhouse, from Sept. 5th through Sept. 20th. We are hoping to support Carol Ann and the Village Players by
attending one of their performances as a group.
On September 13th several in our group are planning to attend the Doo Wop concert at the Maumee Indoor Theatre.
This nostalgic concert is featuring “The Shades of Blue” as well as “The Skyliners”, and we are looking forward to our trip
down Memory Lane!
A Lebanese Cooking Class (held right here at O.L.P.H.), as well as a trip to the Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills, is
also in the planning stages for September and October.
If you are interested in partaking in some of our activities, we would love to have you join us! Please call the Parish
Office at 419-382-5511.
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OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION—
JOSHUA MOCEK
Born and raised in Toledo, Josh attended St. Charles parish and
school, graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School and earned
a Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in history from
Bowling Green State University in 2008. He wanted very much to be
a teacher, specifically, a high school social studies teacher. But,
sometimes God has other plans for us, he acknowledges.
After graduating in 2008 Josh began applying for teaching jobs and
positions in parishes around the diocese. His job hunt was not only
important because he wanted a job, but also because he would be getting married soon to his
wife Kristen and needed to support both of them while she finished school. During this time Josh
found his prayer life and relationship with God growing stronger through weekly adoration at St.
Joseph’s Maumee, where he would try to let go and let God in hopes that a fulltime position
would present itself. Eventually, with two months to go before the wedding, Joshua was offered
a fulltime Director of Religious Education position at Our Lady of Lourdes in Genoa and St.
Boniface in Oak Harbor by Fr. Ritchie and a part time position at Notre Dame Academy teaching
U.S. History, where he taught for a year. Plunging right in with great enthusiasm he helped
improve the K-8 religious education programing and built a thriving high school youth group,
while enjoying his passion for teaching. After three years of working as a DRE and Youth
Minister Joshua decided to pursue a Master’s of Education and be a stay-at-home dad for their
one-year old daughter Guenivere (now nearly three).
Returning to the Toledo area Josh began to work towards his Master’s in Education from
Lourdes University, during which time he enjoyed being a stay-at-home dad for Guenivere and
welcomed his son Joshua Charles (9 months) into the world. After earning his Master’s in May of
this year Josh began looking for a part time job, and once again was offered an amazing
opportunity by Fr. Ritchie to increase his involvement in the OLPH community as the Director of
Religious Education.
Josh views himself as an orthodox person who truly wants kids to understand the teachings of
the Church. He wants them to know that God loves them and to feel confident to ask questions
about their Faith and be passionate about things. He looks forward to helping them explore
those questions they have while keeping them grounded in the foundational teachings of the
Church. Some major problems he feels that are particularly harmful to Christians and the
American Church today is a pervading secular relativism and apparent feeling of complacency
and apathy among American Catholics. In a world where our brothers and sisters in Christ are
facing martyrdom in places like Iraq, Josh wants our children to have a fire for their Faith and
never Be Afraid, as scripture tells us. He wants them to own it, live it, love it, and take its
message of peace and salvation to others.
When in the Parish Office, his door is always open to visitors. The quickest way to reach him is
email at [email protected] We welcome you, Josh!
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Volume 16, Issue 1
SCHOOL NEWS
OLPH IS WIRELESS!
With the winnings from our Marco’s Pizza contest, we have fully upgraded our
technology equipment and infrastructure. The entire building is now wireless. Guests
are able to log on with the password Olphguest. In addition, we have new computers
in both the main lab and the mini-lab. Teachers all have new laptops as well and are
connected to the SmartBoards in every room.
NEW FACES
We welcome several new members to our faculty and staff. In the spring we said goodbye to a few teachers and
staff. Like in every school, over the summer more changes in life occurred. Aimee Sandvik and Holly Mehling have
left us for other employment. Joining us on staff are the following:
Mrs. Monica Cordes—Full-time Intervention Specialist
Mrs. Meg Kennedy—Part-time Intervention Specialist
Mrs. Dianne Ard—Pre-School Extended Day Care
Mrs. Brenda Waters—Pre-K through 8th Music (and Private Lessons)
Mrs. Victoria Jagielski—School Administrative Assistant
Ms. Val Dray has announced her retirement. She will be with us for the 1st semester of school and retire after
30 years of service to students and education.
CAMPBELLS SOUP LABELS, BOX TOPS, AND MORE
Through the generosity of many school and parish families, who save all those little box tops and Campbell’s soup
labels, we are able to purchase wonderful items for our classrooms. Even families that no longer live in Toledo can
send their items to the school…every little box top helps!
“Embrace learning rather than teaching as the fundamental purpose of your school.”
Dr. Rick DuFour
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MAGAZINE, MEMORIES & COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER
Our annual Magazine Drive has begun, and this year the
sale includes new Southern Living & Cooking Light Cookie
Dough, as well as “To Remember This”, which allows your
friends and family to purchase and then create lasting photo
memory products. We need your help to make it a success!
You can help out by ordering your magazines and renewals
from a student or by going online at gaschoolstore.com and
use the school’s code 2502417. If you’d like to help a
student to credit their fundraiser fee, you can put their name
in online when ordering. Online orders take only 6 weeks to
process, as opposed to the 10-12 weeks it takes for those
turned in by students, and you can pay with a credit card
when ordering online as well. OR you can contact an OLPH
student and order directly through them and find out about
ordering the Cookie Dough and “To Remember This”.
Each product ordered means a 40% profit for our school. If you have any questions, you can
also call Colette Leyland in the Parish Office.
HOW ELSE CAN I HELP O.L.P.H. SCHOOL THIS YEAR?
365 Lotto sales will be coming around again in November & December. We have had a lot
of different winners this year, and we hope you will support this fundraiser and enjoy its
benefits for a whole year!
Market Day will continue each month. Check out the many ways to win gifts from Market
Day! This is an easy way to order convenient, delicious frozen food and pick it up right here
at OLPH. It’s 100% guaranteed! Start with their most popular item—ChicNSteakes, as they
call them. White meat breast of chicken (with nothing to trim!) and individually wrapped so
you can take out only as many as you need! You will love them.
O.L.P.H. WELCOMES YOU!
Dianne Ard
Andrew Bui, children Lydia & Amy
Nicole Krueger, child Selena
Michael & Laura Marek
Brian & Maureen McCarty, children Peter & Maura
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Volume 16, Issue 1
CRAFT BAZAAR & LUNCHEON
November 1 & 2 should be on your calendar for the Parent School Association’s annual Craft
Bazaar & Luncheon! Admittance is free to come and shop from 10:00-4:00 Saturday and 9:30-2
Sunday for unique, handmade gifts and items for your home right here at our O.L.P.H. Activity
Center. When you need a break from shopping all the beautiful items, you can enjoy a delicious
lunch that will be available to purchase. All the profits from the weekend will be used for the needs
of our O.L.P.H. School.
Interested in being a vendor? Each 8-foot table rents for $30, and if you require special needs
and/or electricity, it is available on a first come-first serve basis. The $30 cost is non-refundable
should you be unable to attend the days of the bazaar. Also, there is no vendor selling of FOOD
ITEMS, as PSA will be serving a luncheon and offering baked goods for sale.
Set up for vendors will be from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and a donation for our raffle
table is greatly appreciated. For further information contact Tanya Bialecki at 419-380-8283 after
6:00 p.m. or email at [email protected] Return the portion below with payment made payable
to OLPH/PSA to the Parish Office at 2255 Central Grove Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43614.
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YES, I WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE SPACE FOR THE O.L.P.H. CRAFT
BAZAAR!
Name _____________________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________________
Phone ________________________Number of spaces (8’tables) _____
Amount Enclosed _____________ Need Electricity? ____ Yes ____ No
Type of Crafts Displaying _____________________________________
FULL PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY THIS FORM
IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.
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PARISH COMMUNITY BUILDERS
8TH ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT—FUN FOR EVERYONE!
It’s never too early to plan your Halloween costume, especially when it could win a prize at the annual OLPH Trunk or
Treat! This year’s event will be on Sunday, October 26 (rain day: October 27), for our parish children ages preschool
through 6th grade. But there is fun for ALL AGES! Along with a delightful trophy from Gold Ribbon Trophies, prizes
include: $25 cash for best boy and best girl costumes, a $25 WalMart gift card for best “family” costume, and a $25
Speedway gas card for the best decorated trunk, which is voted on by EVERYONE!
TO PARTICIPATE: Have your children in the large OLPH parking lot by 6:15, when all the fun begins—but don’t be
too late or all the treats will be gone!
TO DISTRIBUTE CANDY FROM YOUR TRUNK: Any parishioner can join in this
part, just have your vehicle (decorated or not) registered with the Parish Office by
filling out the form below and sending it in by Friday, October 24, and have your trunk
in place in the parking lot by 6:00 p.m. Volunteers will be there to guide you to a spot.
Be prepared to pass out individually-wrapped candy to all our trunk-or treaters!
ENJOY: FREE beverages (hot and cold)—because we all get thirsty!
PLAY: Spin the Halloween spinner for FREE prizes! The kids will love it!
WATCH: “Costumes on Parade”, as the secret judges get a chance to see all the
kids and decide our winners.
REGISTRATION FOR TRUNK OR TREAT, OCTOBER 26
Name(s) _____________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________
Make of Vehicle _______________________________________________________________
License Plate Number __________________________________________________________
Please return no later than Friday morning, October 24
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Volume 16, Issue 1
RUMMAGE SALE #11 SMASHES PREVIOUS RECORD!
Every year we are blessed to be able to raise a little more
money than the year before, but 2014 stands way above
the rest! At this writing we are enjoying a profit of $21,018,
and that number could increase after the sale of several
items online. In 2013 we cleared an all-time high of almost
$17,300, so an increase of nearly $4,000 is amazing. We
owe it all to all of the generous people who donated their
beautiful treasures, the dozens of hard-working sorters,
pricers, cashiers, baggers, carry-outs, and those who set
up and took down tables and benches, recycled leftovers,
went out and picked up items and sold items online.
Whew! It took many dedicated volunteers and we are
grateful for each and every one! And thank you, Gordon
Knopp, for these great pictures!
Laura Guenin, Mary Anne Cullum & Julie Ray. Denny Leirer & Dale Errington work electronics. Paulette Dewey helps sell furniture. Elly Filas prices items. < Is there room for any more glassware, Don Riddle?
> Marie Kerscher & Jeanette Bell
price items in home décor.
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< Delores Graff, Barb Navarro
& Tina Willier refold & refold!
> Carol Ann Erford & the
“library” of books.
Mary Ford & Mary Beth Ford were kept busy!
Ellie Barnihizer & Marie Kerscher take a break.
Mary Sheffler helps a shopper.
Joyce Musch handles checkout.
< Linda Simmons, Colette
Leyland, Carol Ann Erford,
Marcia & Denny DuBell take a
breather during Friday’s sale.
> Ruth Ann Sullings & Mary
Ellen Sieler help check out a
customer.
Jackie and Natalie Ray help where needed.
Josh Mocek tests the comfort of a loveseat
while furniture ladies Jane Hunter & Diane
Poturalski hope for a sale!
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ALUMNI
From Central Catholic High School:
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DR. REBECCA KOSIER TAYLOR
Dr. Rebecca (Kosier) Taylor, daughter of parishioners Helen
and the late McMillan Kosier, was a student at O.L.P.H. from
1st through 8th grade. She is a graduate of McAuley High
School, who continued on to complete a Bachelor of Nursing
Degree from The University of Toledo.
Many of our graduates from the OLPH Class of
2010 received awards as they graduated from
CCHS this past May. We are proud to congratuBecky married, had two children, and after the children entered
late Jacob Braden (National Honor Society); Aly
school she obtained a Master’s Degree in Business AdminKrajewski (National Honor Society, Gennesis
istration from The University of Findlay while working full time
Award, Outstanding Scholarship in English and in
as a Director at St. Luke’s Hospital. Years later, while still in
French, Science Achievement Award, Gold
her position at St. Luke’s, Becky returned to school to further
Monogram Award, Regent’s Scholar Award & Fr.
her education. In May of this year she graduated with a docSteinle Leadership Award); Viviana Krall
torate in nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice) from Ohio State
(National Honor Society); Lucy Pollock (Editor of
University. Congratulations, Becky! You are living proof that
the Centric School Newspaper, Silver Monogram
you never stop learning!!
Award), Tara Chlebowski (Centric School
Newspaper); Haley Young (Yearbook); Kaitlyn
Dominiak (Drama, Outstanding Academic
Achievement in French, Gold Monogram Award, Regent’s Scholar Award, Bishop’s Cross); Mariah Branyan
(Outstanding Scholar Award in Spanish 5, Outstanding Scholarship in AP Calculus, Outstanding Participation in class
activities and community affairs, Gold Monogram Award, Regent’s Scholar Award); Samantha Mauter (Outstanding
Social Studies Scholar).
4th Quarter Honor Role: Mariah Branyan, Kaitlyn Dominiak, Drew Klocinski, Theresa Koszycki, Alyson Krajewski,
Megan Calmes, Drew Dominiak, Ashley Erd, Lucy Pollock, Logan Bork, Jacob Braden, Tara Chlebowski, Viviana Krall,
Samantha Mauter, & Jeffrey Walter.
All-Academic Team for Spring Sports--Alexus Miller-Schmenk for softball and Mariah Branyan for track. All-TRAC
(Three Rivers Athletic Conference) for Spring Sports—Honorable Mention to Drew Dominiak for tennis.
From St. Francis de Sales High School:
Graduation awards for the Class of 2014 include our congratulations to: Jonathon DiSalle (Honors 3.667 & higher),
John Fudacz (National Honor Society, High Honors 4.000 & higher), Adam Kowalski (Honors 3.667 & higher).
4th Quarter Honor Role: Matthew Cark (President’s List), Jonathon DiSalle (2nd Honors), Kurt Elfering (1st Honors),
John Fudacz (2nd Honors), Jacob Kowalski (President’s List), Adam Kowalski (1st Honors), Blake Noonan (President’s
List), Zach Rosebrock (2nd Honors), & Ben Smigielski (President’s List).
From St. John’s Jesuit:
3rd Quarter Honor Roll: Class Honors to Aidan Kurtz & Trevor Walsh; 1st Honors to Colin Doyle, Anthony Kaminski,
Zach Koszycki & Zach Stearns; 2nd Honors to Ben Bruss, Jacob Guerrero, Matt Kaminski, Ethan Pina, James Ray,
Zach Roller & Jacob Roman.
From Notre Dame Academy:
4th Quarter Honor Roll: 1st Honors to Kaylie Schunk, Mary Crosby, Elly Filas, Chelsea Head, Sara Kusner, Megan
Kusner, Dominique Shiple, Hannah Kurtz & Elycia Patino; 2nd Honors to Tara Hickey & Hannah Loehrke; 3rd Honors to
Natalie Dech, Kelsie Steinmetz, Lauren DeClark, Jillian Fournier, Anna Perez, Casey Knapik, Taylor Head & Natalie
Ray.
From St. Ursula Academy:
4th Quarter Honor Roll: President’s List to Mary Eilert, Sarah Felix, Gabby Jordan, Claire LeGendre, Emma Schober,
Casey Skomer & Anna Wehrmeister; Dean’s List to Moira Smith & Rachel Steinbauer; 1st Honors to Lauran Graves &
Margaret Sobecki; 2nd Honors to McKenna Jordan & Kaitlyn Whittaker.
Page 15
Volume 16, Issue 1
CLUB YEA’S MISSION TRIP 2014
Overgrown soccer field. Netting hanging
down, ripped and barely covering the makeshift goal. Our CYO players would balk at the
condition of the field--unplayable, for sure.
And yet there we were. We had pulled into
the trailer park, ironically named “Dreamland”,
for our evening programming--an evening of
playing pick-up soccer with the kids at the
trailer park. The trailer park housed Hispanic
and Haitian immigrants who had come to the
Eastern Shore of Virginia looking for work
and a better life for themselves and their
families. There was no need to announce our
program ahead of time. Once the vans pulled
in, kids instantly appeared, like we were the
pied piper, following us to the back of the
trailer park, past a few abandoned, burnedout trailers to the soccer field. And the game
ensued.
Fast forward a few days to the same trailer park. We were
painting a trailer--in the hot sun, with lots of flies to keep us
company. We had to be careful not to step around the pepper
and tomato plants that the lady of the house had planted. As
we painted, the same thing happened--kids appeared and
helped us paint the trailer. The Mom of the house served us a
delicious coconut milk drink. Several adults came over and
asked the Youthworks staff if they could have their trailers
painted. When the work day was over and I was on the way
back to the car, a young girl asked, “ What are you doing ?”
“Painting trailers,” I explained. “Why?” she asked. I was a bit
taken aback. What should I say? Should I explain that we had
come all the way from Ohio, across the Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore of Virginia on a mission trip? Should I tell her how
much we looked forward each year to interacting with a
different community--of learning about its unique character and
not-so-unique struggles? Should I tell her about how everywhere we go there are houses that need to be painted, yards
that need to be cleared, thrift shops that need to be organized,
handicapped ramps to be built, elderly to visit and youth that
need summer activities to keep them constructively busy?
Should I tell her that, in fact, communities like hers look forward
every year to the cadre of volunteers who arrive fresh each week to help out? So what should I say to this
young girl? Why do we do it? All I could sputter was “just to be nice”. She looked at me, perhaps a bit
incredulously. “Can you paint my trailer?” she asked.
I thought, then, that her question epitomized why we have traveled every year to sights near and far. We’ve
wanted to show our youth different ways of life, to show our youth the importance of serving and to get our
youth away for a week to reflect on things other than emails, you-tube, instagrams, Ipods, sports, school and
whatever else fills their lives for the other 51 weeks of the year. We go because there are pick-up soccer
games to be played. We go because there are little girls out there in hot, unkempt trailer parks asking, “Will
you paint my trailer?”
------------Anne Troy
Non-Profit
Organization
U.S. Postage
Paid
Toledo, Ohio
Permit No. 632
CLUB YEA MISSION TRIP

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