OUR LADY OF MERCY STUDENTS MARK
HOLY WEEK WITH LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS
In what has become an annual tradition for the past several years at Our Lady of Mercy School, the students in grades 6, 7 and 8 performed a moving depiction of the Stations of the Cross in OLM Church for parishioners and school families on the Wednesday evening of Holy Week. Many in attendance in the dimly lit church were moved to tears, while listening to readings, music and a reenactment of the story of Jesus’ condemnation to death, crucifixion and burial. In addition to the stations being recited, students performed songs like At the Cross, Perfect Love, Were You There and Above All. Music teacher Nonetta Ruggerio, along with Middle School teachers Michael LaChimia and Bethany Bessette beautifully guided the students, who had been preparing for several weeks for the occasion. The school student body, faculty and staff attended an earlier performance during the school day on Wednesday.
With a tradition of excellence in Catholic elementary and middle school education since 1951, Our Lady of Mercy School offers its students an opportunity to pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts on their journey as young saints and scholars. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Pre-K through Grade 8, co-educational Catholic school located in East Greenwich provides a nurturing, values-driven environment built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.