Congratulations Class of 2021

Dear Class of 2021, Your senior year was a year like no other. Every aspect of your life was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and your academic year was most likely the greatest adjustment. From virtual classes to socially distanced gatherings, you have been required to stay the course during a time when the course was unclear. And now you are at the end of this stage of your academic career and the difficulties of the last year make that milestone deserving of an extraordinary celebration! You have made it! You have succeeded in the face of difficult odds and I salute you for your accomplishments! I encourage you, as you head to college or into the workforce, to continue to persevere and to look to Christ as a model for service and hope. "Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven" (Matthew 5:16). Wherever you journey, know that my prayers are with you and that you have a home at OLA always. Yours in Mary, Our Mother, Father Jim Duffy, S.M.