Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Jul
14
11:15 AM11:15

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 14th is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Following the 11:15 am Mass, parishioners will process with the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel through the streets of Boonton, escorted by the local police. There will be a lunch reception immediately following the procession in Gordon Hall. New and returning OLMC families are encouraged to attend.

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Parent/Faculty Book Club
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Parent/Faculty Book Club

The Moviegoer opens with the following line from Søren Kierkegaard: “the specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.” Written by Catholic convert Walker Percy, the story pulls back the veil on the questions we ask ourselves when weighed down by the ordinariness - the seeming purposelessness - of life.

“Percy believed that the modern novel could help us diagnose and treat the modern malaise, or the condition of alienation, because good fiction removes the veil of apathy. The story isn’t political or psychological, but rather prophetic and revelatory: Only a broken stock broker could convince us moderns of the economy of salvation.”

We will meet on June 19th at 6:30. For details and to RSVP, please contact headmaster@olmcboonton.org.

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OLMC Eighth Grade Graduation
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

OLMC Eighth Grade Graduation

"It is a lesson we all need—to let alone the things that do not concern us. He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path.  It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path."  – Saint Katharine Drexel

Congratulations to our graduates, and best wishes in your next chapter!

Graduation exercises begin at 6:00. The 7th grade will host a reception immediately following in Gordon Hall.

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Festival of the Arts & Awards Ceremony
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Festival of the Arts & Awards Ceremony

This is one of our final school-wide events of the year, as we gather to celebrate one another’s accomplishments.

At 9:00 we’ll have our Festival of the Arts, a showcase of performances by students for students. Parents are welcome to attend but not expected.

At 12:00 we’ll celebrate Mass together; graduates and their parents will sit in reserved pews (siblings sit with their classes)

At 1:30 we’ll have our Awards ceremony, immediately followed by the 8th grade Clap Out.

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School Play: Antigone
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

School Play: Antigone

"A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind."

One night only! After months of intense rehearsal, our middle schoolers take on Sophocles’ Theban tragedy Antigone. We warmly invite you to join us for this special night, when our drama department will surely leave the audience breathless.

Casting call: 6:00. Parent reception: 6:30. Curtain call: 7:00

All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

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Spring Concert
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Concert

Much like our Christmas Concert, our Spring Concert is highly anticipated by the performers and event-goers alike. Students will showcase their mastery of such challenging musical concepts as polyphony, irregular rhythmic structure, and even chant.

We invite you to join us for this special event, during which our students will deliver performances that are not just technically sound, but truly beautiful and moving as well. You’ll be amazed at what you hear!

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Light of the World School Tour
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Light of the World School Tour

This is our second to last school tour of the year. All prospective families, our generous benefactors, and OLMC parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend so you can get an inside look at the amazing things happening in our school. We are quickly solidifying our reputation as the region’s number one classical Catholic school: Enrollment has grown by over 50% this past year alone, with new families inquiring and applying almost weekly. In fact, multiple families have now moved into the Boonton area just so they can send their children to our school, and many more commute from up to 45 minutes away.

This Tour will be a perfect opportunity for you to discover the OLMC difference. All are welcome, refreshments will be provided, and babysitting is available. Visit https://www.olmc.academy/tour for more information and to register.

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OLMC Parent/Faculty Book Club
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

OLMC Parent/Faculty Book Club

“In his 1901 essay Dreams, GK Chesterton rapturously advocates works of literature that "present such a picture of literary chaos as might be produced if the characters in every book from Paradise Lost to The Pickwick Papers broke from their covers and mingled in one mad romance". Few novels could quite match Chesterton's description but his own 1908 masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday, comes admirably close. The novel is a raucous carnival of genres: thriller, farce, detective story, dystopia, fairy tale and gothic romance. It can be read as a philosophical treatise or a fraught expression of religious conviction but above all it is gloriously entertaining.” ~The Guardian

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Good Friday - No School
Apr
19
12:00 AM00:00

Good Friday - No School

Mount Calvary is the mount of lovers. All love that does not take its origin from the Savior’s passion is foolish and perilous. Unhappy is love without the Savior’s death. Love and death are so mingled in the Savior’s passion that we cannot have one in our hearts without the other. Upon Calvary, we cannot have life without love, or love without the Redeemer’s death. ~ St. Francis de Sales

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Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)
Apr
5
8:30 AM08:30

Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)

What is Thomism? What’s the difference between Thomism and other Catholic schools of thought? Are there non-Catholic Thomists? Why does St. Thomas Aquinas occupy such a prominent place in Catholic intellectual and academic tradition?

This six session study will answer these questions with discussion of readings that are philosophical, theological, historical, and biographical. Participants will read important selections of St. Thomas’ work to develop an acquaintance with the sense and spirit of his thinking as well as some of its substance.

We’ll meet directly after Friday morning Mass for about an hour. Free and open to all OLMC parents. For more information, please contact headmaster@olmcboonton.org

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Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)
Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)

What is Thomism? What’s the difference between Thomism and other Catholic schools of thought? Are there non-Catholic Thomists? Why does St. Thomas Aquinas occupy such a prominent place in Catholic intellectual and academic tradition?

This six session study will answer these questions with discussion of readings that are philosophical, theological, historical, and biographical. Participants will read important selections of St. Thomas’ work to develop an acquaintance with the sense and spirit of his thinking as well as some of its substance.

We’ll meet directly after Friday morning Mass for about an hour. Free and open to all OLMC parents. For more information, please contact headmaster@olmcboonton.org

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3rd - 5th Grade Wax Museum
Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

3rd - 5th Grade Wax Museum

Today, OLMC’s gym and hallways will be transformed into a wax museum! Press the buttons on the floor and watch as the “wax figures” come alive with entertaining and informative reenactments. From Plato to Cleopatra, Martha Washington to St. Helen, you’ll be delighted with the performances, and you’ll leave knowing a lot more about these important historical figures!

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Light of the World School Tour
Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Light of the World School Tour

This is our second to last school tour of the year. All prospective families, our generous benefactors, and OLMC parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend so you can get an inside look at the amazing things happening in our school. We are quickly solidifying our reputation as the region’s number one classical Catholic school: Enrollment has grown by over 50% this past year alone, with new families inquiring and applying almost weekly. In fact, multiple families have now moved into the Boonton area just so they can send their children to our school, and many more commute from up to 45 minutes away.

This Tour will be a perfect opportunity for you to discover the OLMC difference. All are welcome, refreshments will be provided, and babysitting is available. Visit www.olmc.academy/light-world-tour for more information and to register.

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Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)
Mar
15
8:30 AM08:30

Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)

What is Thomism? What’s the difference between Thomism and other Catholic schools of thought? Are there non-Catholic Thomists? Why does St. Thomas Aquinas occupy such a prominent place in Catholic intellectual and academic tradition?

This six session study will answer these questions with discussion of readings that are philosophical, theological, historical, and biographical. Participants will read important selections of St. Thomas’ work to develop an acquaintance with the sense and spirit of his thinking as well as some of its substance.

We’ll meet directly after Friday morning Mass for about an hour. Free and open to all OLMC parents. For more information, please contact headmaster@olmcboonton.org

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OLMC Parent/Faculty Book Club
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

OLMC Parent/Faculty Book Club

“Mother died today. Or maybe it was yesterday, I don’t know.” So begins Albert Camus’ The Stranger, a work that the author himself summarized by saying: “In our society any man who does not weep at his mother's funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death. I only meant that the hero of my book is condemned because he does not play the game.”

All parents and faculty are invited to read this compelling novel - ranked by Le Monde as number one on its Top 100 Books of the 20th century - and join us for our monthly book club, where we will explore Camus’ brilliant treatment of absurdism and existentialism.

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Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)
Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Thought (Continuing Education Seminar for Parents)

What is Thomism? What’s the difference between Thomism and other Catholic schools of thought? Are there non-Catholic Thomists? Why does St. Thomas Aquinas occupy such a prominent place in Catholic intellectual and academic tradition?

This six session study will answer these questions with discussion of readings that are philosophical, theological, historical, and biographical. Participants will read important selections of St. Thomas’ work to develop an acquaintance with the sense and spirit of his thinking as well as some of its substance.

We’ll meet directly after Friday morning Mass for about an hour. Free and open to all OLMC parents. For more information, please contact headmaster@olmcboonton.org

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
8:00 AM08:00

Ash Wednesday

“This absolute certainty sustained Jesus during the 40 days he spent in the Judean desert, after he had received Baptism from John in the Jordan. For him that long period of silence and fasting was a complete abandonment of himself to the Father and to his plan of love. The time was a “baptism” in itself, that is, an “immersion” in God’s will and in this sense a foretaste of the Passion and of the Cross. Going out into the desert alone to remain there at length meant exposing himself willingly to the assaults of the enemy, the tempter who brought about Adam’s fall and whose envy caused death to enter the world (cf. Wis 2: 24). It meant engaging in battle with him, with nothing but the weapon of boundless faith to challenge him, in the omnipotent love of the Father.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch

Traditionally, people viewed the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday as the last opportunity to finish off any remaining eggs and oils in the pantry before embarking on their Lenten fast, and what better way to use up those ingredients than pancakes?

The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619).

The ingredients for pancakes can be seen to symbolize four points of significance at this time of year: Eggs ~ Creation; Flour ~ The staff of life; Salt ~ Wholesomeness; Milk ~ Purity

In keeping with the Shrove Tuesday tradition, our students will enjoy their annual pancake lunch, lovingly prepared by the faculty.

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Information Night
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Information Night

This is another great opportunity for prospective families to discover the OLMC difference. Talk with faculty and staff, take a look at our classrooms, and chat with current parents about what makes OLMC the school they’ve always dreamed about for their children. The 2019-20 application process has begun, and waiting lists are being formed for several grades, so now is an ideal time to consider OLMC for next year. Feel free to drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:30.

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Middle School Dance
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Middle School Dance

Tonight our middle schoolers will be footloose and fancy free at our very first Sock Hop. They’re going back in time to celebrate with this 1950s cultural phenomenon that pushed the boundaries of prevailing norms and changed the conversation in everything from fashion to racial tensions. Our kids have been practicing for more than a month, learning the steps of some of the most iconic dances from this era, and tonight they’ll be living it up on the dance floor and celebrating the friendships they’ve forged.

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