Church renovations 2018
Welcome to the official launch of “Restoring the Past…Preserving the Future” and thank you for your generous support of our parish. The inspiration of three great leaders, Monsignors Danaher, Logan and Brennan have led us to this point and their vision is only accomplished through the OLSS laity. The attached letter will attempt to address the issues, questions and provide additional transparency.
The Challenge of the "Nudge"
With my first time teaching an Eighth-grade Faith Formation class this year, I have been pleasantly surprised at our class discussions. One session was on the topic of “being the difference,” and the discussion ensued on how everyone wanted to “be the difference,’ but weren’t sure how to begin. Smiling to myself, I assigned the students this challenge that I call – “the nudge.” We talked about the “kid” in school who doesn’t have any friends, eats alone at lunch, is the brunt of cruel jokes or might be new to the school. My challenge was for them to “nudge” that kid in the shoulder and say “hey.” Just letting them know someone noticed them.
To date, out of twenty students, nine have done so, made a new friend and felt pretty good about what they did. They have not suffered any social fall out amongst their group, rather the “nudged” kid has been embraced by all. Life has continued pretty much the same for everyone, except for the new friend in the group, it’s a different world.
Imagine the “difference” these students have made at a young age. Have you “nudged” anyone lately?