Our Mother of Consolation School held it’s annual Prayer Convocation on Tuesday, September 20. Over 200 students, families and staff gathered in the parish church on the eve of the first day of school. The annual gathering was created by Our Mother of Consolations’ Spirituality Committee. Reverend Robert L. Bazzoli, O.S.F.S., pastor of Our Mother of Consolation led the school community in prayer.
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Following the prayer convocation, ice cream was served in the front school yard, which is currently under renovation for the school’s youngest students and will include a prayer garden, large playground and stepping stones made from reclaimed wood. Students were able to reconnect with fellow classmates and share stories from their summer activities.
Our Mother of Consolation Parish School, founded in 1862, promotes spiritual and academic growth in a vibrant Catholic Christian Environment. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
New student Jillian Sweat and her mother Barbara are greeted by Shania Spivey and her mother Veronica before the prayer service.
Students and their families gather for a prayer service at Our Mother of Consolation Parish in Chestnut Hill on the eve of the first day of school.
Third grader Shania Spivey prays with her mother Veronica during the prayer service at Our Mother of Consolation.
Principal Bruce Hagy reads the word of the Lord.
Fourth grader Rowan Mussleman is all smiles as she attends the prayer service with her mother JoEllen.
Hannah Roberts helps her daughter Sarah read along to the prayers.
Fr. Robert Bazolli, O.S.F.S. asks students questions during his homily.
Eighth graders Isabella Piementel and Airrion Brown read the responsorial.
Students, families and staff gather at Our Mother of Consolation Parish for prayer on the eve of the first day of school.
Fr. Robert Bazolli, O.S.F.S., pastor of Our Mother of Consolation Parish, offers a blessing on the eve of the first day of school.
Classmates Rowan Mussleman and Shawnette James enjoy their ice cream sundaes the night before the first day of school.
Following the prayer convocation, students enjoyed catching up with one anohter and ice cream that was served in the front school yard.
After the prayer service on the eve of the first day of school students and their families were treated to ice cream on the front yard of the school.
After the prayer service on the eve of the first day of school principal Bruce Hagy (left) helps serve students and their families ice cream on the front yard of the school.