Did you know . . .

…that Dave DiCuiccio took a day off work and another evening to work on the red oak facia he installed behind Father up in the sanctuary? He took out the old, non-working heating elements that covered the expanse of step above the terra cotta tile floor.

If you didn’t get a chance to see it, we had a 4 foot deep, 2.5 foot wide and 12 foot long cement vault back there that housed the dirt for all the plants that grew in that spot. Dave built the framework of a very solid deck over it so we could put urns and Christmas trees and ladders when we are working on decor. He plans to finish the project at a later date. Thanks Dave!

…that Bob Cordts made the necessary changes to the sound system for it to be moved from where Dave DiCuiccio was working to behind the tabernacle, out of sight! He also rewired the mic at the Ambo so it would not be so affected by the accidental bumping when people come up to read. Thanks Bob!

…that Maryellen Doman is once again filling in for Christopher for the next three weeks at daily Mass so he can go to see his parents who are both unwell. Pray for him and Regina. It has to be very hard to come back here when the parents are advanced in years and so unhealthy. Thanks Maryellen for giving him the opportunity to be with them!

…that Dan Baresh has been puttying in the cracks and crevices at the entry to our Church to give it a more finished look? Thanks Dan!

…every year, Sandy Rigsby brings beautiful flowers for us for the altar and social hall for Confirmation. Now they are all in the Church, and they are beautiful! Thanks Sandy!

Thank you to all of you for your generosity of time and talent and treasure in all you do for us here at Our Lady of Refuge! Our Lady must be truly pleased!

Successful OLR Athletic Club Fall Sports Program

The Athletic Club celebrated the successful completion of its Fall Sports Program last weekend. There were award banquets for its Soccer and Volleyball programs. Also, the 11:30 Mass on November 14th was attended by players, parents, and coaches. A special blessing was provided for the athletes by Fr. McEnhill.

Almost 100 Our Lady of Refuge children participated in the Fall program. The results are:


  • 7 – 8th Grade Boys 5 wins/6 losses MVP Giuliano Capicchioni
  • 5 – 6th Grade Boys 6 wins/2 losses League Champions MVP Luke Ibrahim & Shane Sparks
  • 5 – 6th Grade Girls 3 wins/6 losses MVP Olivia Burns
  • CYO Eight Grade Scholar Athletes – Jack Harris, Giuliano Capicchioni

Girls Volleyball

  • 7 – 8th Grade #1 6 wins/4 losses MVP Haley Schultz
  • 7 – 8th Grade #2 7 wins/6 losses MVP Gabi Allread
  • 7 – 8th Grade #3 6 wins/4 losses No MVP was named
  • 5 – 6th Grade #1 3 wins/5 losses MVVP Allison Selig
  • 5 – 6th Grade #2 1 win/9 losses MVP Meklee Gumma
  • CYO Eight Grade Scholar Athletes Christian Blanek, Riley Johnson, Jenna Sesi, Molly Selig

Parish School Qualifies to Apply for Blue Ribbon Recognition

Per Sally Chaney, our Parish School Principal:

“Our Lady of Refuge qualifies to apply to become a Blue Ribbon School. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. I will keep you posted on how things are going and please keep us in your prayers.”

Comments from Father McEnhill:

It is exciting that our school has qualified to apply for Blue Ribbon recognition. This is quite a statement for the quality of our school. Not many schools even qualify. We will busy ourselves fulfilling all the requirements to receive this award.

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