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Prayer for Students
2023 to 2024 School Year

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for the gift of learning!
I want to grow closer to you in everything I do at school.
In math and science, help me to see your beautiful plan in the world.
Help me to discover new stories and values as I read and write.
In arts and music, help me to be creative.
In sports, help me to treat my teammates and my opponents fairly.
Help me to learn new skills in technology.
Jesus, you are the perfect teacher.
Help me to listen with open ears, an open heart, and an open mind to all my teachers at school.
Help me to treat my classmates with care, kindness, and respect.
Thank you, Jesus, for school!

Our Lady of Refuge Football – Fall 2023 Season

Do you have a youngster who loves to play football. Did you know your children can become a member of he Ravens football team without being enrolled at Our Lady of Refuge School?

Registration is open for boys 3rd through 8th grades until May 19th. Use the following link to sign up:

Qualifications to play athletics at Our Lady of Refuge. You must qualify for one of the following:

  1. You attend school at Our Lady of Refuge
  2. You are a Parish Member at Our Lady of Refuge and your children are attending Religious Education Classes
  3. You area a member of an adjoining Catholic parish or school that does not offer athletics

Athletics at Our Lady of Refuge are under the guidelines of CYO Athletics. Many of our coaches are former college athletes and bring a high level of knowledge and enthusiasm.

Athletics at OLR are quite competitive and we have many championships and success stories. Many of our athletes go on to play in high school. We are very proud of all of our student athletes.

Questions contact our Athletic Director Jennifer Bowyer

Bridging the Church and School Communities

Hi All,

I have spoken about this at Mass, but I am writing once more today about the school auction. The purpose of this article is really to speak on my desire to bridge the two communities of the church and school.

As I have said, and need, all of you to place on your hearts that these two communities are one. We are and always will be, under my watch, Our Lady of Refuge Parish. The “Parish” is made up of both the school and church communities. With the school auction happening in March, this is a perfect opportunity for the two communities to come together and show their solidarity.

The auction happens on March 24, 2023. This is a Friday evening and will be held at The Henry Ford Museum. I hope that when I arrive, I will see both members of the school and church community. This auction is for the kids in the school, helping them to have a better opportunity for a Catholic Education.

To find out more information about the auction and how to obtain tickets for the event, contact the school and they can give you that info.

Peace and God Bless
Fr Ron Richards

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