I have spent the first 11 years of my education at a Catholic school. My Catholic education means a lot to me because it helps me strengthen my faith while giving me the best education I can receive.
Every day I look forward to religion class so I can learn more about how the church came to be.
Next year I will attend Greenwood High School. I have never been at a school where I don’t pray throughout the day. OLG has taught me that whatever happens, God is always with me and will help me through anything.
At a Catholic school, teachers not only care about your grades but they care about your relationship with God. The class sizes are small so teachers can get to know you. They go out of their way to help us finish projects, grow closer to God and mold us into great Catholics. Teachers encourage us to pray in class at least three times a day.
I don’t know where I would be without my Catholic education, but I know I wouldn’t be as happy as I am being able to talk every day about God with my peers.
My Catholic education has made me a better person and has set me up to be Catholic for the rest of my life.
By Connor Mahoney
I have attended a Catholic school for six years and a public one for three. Having both experiences, I have learned to value a Catholic education because it encourages me to grow in my faith.
By having religion class I deepen my faith in a personal way. My religion class includes reading the Bible, participating in Mass and learning about God’s influence on my life. Unlike a public school, this environment supports discussion of the Catholic faith in today’s world.
Praying at school strengthens my faith. Some classes begin with prayer. We also pray at school every morning before our day begins. I never prayed with others at a public school. Having prayer during school helps me feel God’s holy presence.
My Catholic school stresses shared morals and values of our faith. One value we share is being kind to your neighbors; another is family. Most of our morals and values come from the 10 Commandments.
Being at a Catholic school educates me to learn and grow through God. After all, I wouldn’t be able to write about God if I didn’t go to a Catholic School, which has blossomed my faith.
By Ella Rasche
I have spent my whole life in a Catholic school, and it makes me happy to learn about God every day.
My Catholic education means a lot to me. It means that I have a purpose, and that purpose is to learn about the goodness of the Lord. My teachers help me grow in my faith, and learning about my faith has changed my life.
A Catholic education allows me to have amazing role models – like my religion teacher, Mrs. Samuelson – who I wouldn’t have anywhere else. The way she talks about her connection with God is admirable. I hope that someday I will be that strong in my faith.
My Catholic education has changed my life, and it means that I get to talk to God through prayer every day. I thank God for everything he has given me and everything he has done for me. I love having God as the center of all that I do.
Attending OLG has made me a better Catholic and a better person. After I graduate I will always remember what having a Catholic education has done for me.
By Josh Wormann
I have been at OLG for all of my education. After a decade at a Catholic school I know I am a better person and a better Christian because of the great teachers, staff, priests and sisters, and God is always at school.
The teachers and staff truly care about each student, and they want us to learn a lot and become closer to Jesus Christ.
Talking openly about your Catholic faith is a big part of OLG. At public or other private schools you oftentimes are not able to share your faith much. Sometimes people of other backgrounds may even be offended by what you say.
At OLG you are able to talk about your faith no matter what, and we have a great religion class. We learn about Bible stories, which connect stories with things in our faith.
In religion class we focus on our faith by praying and doing an examination of our conscience, during which we answer questions and find out how we can live life more like Christ did.
My Catholic education has helped me become the person I am today, and it can help may others also.