Our Lady of Lourdes School              
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52 First Street, Taunton, MA  02780                                       email: olol@tmlp.net

Our Lady of Lourdes
School History

    The history of Our Lady of Lourdes School dates  back to that memorable Saturday, September 29, 1962,  when ground was broken, and the first step toward construction began.

    Among those present at this momentous occasion were the Bishop,  The Most Reverend James Connolly, the Pastor, Right Reverend E. Souza DeMello, Reverend Edward A. Oliveira, and  Reverend Arthur DeMello.

    The School officially opened in September of 1963, staffed by the  Sisters of Mercy.   Throughout the past forty-one years we have been blessed with the  presence of Mercy Sisters.

    We are particularly grateful to the two sisters who remain with  us now, Sister Mary Margretta Sol,  Development Director, and Sister Donald Marie Kerr.  The care and devotion shown by these sisters over the years has  been demonstrated again and again.

    In addition to the religious sisters, we have a capable staff of  dedicated lay teachers, who contribute to the quality education given to  our students.

    Our school also includes a staff of  volunteers, who give generously of their time, working in the office and  with students to better serve their individual needs.

    The school originally served students in Kindergarten through  Grade Eight, but with the opening of the Taunton Catholic Middle School, we became a Kindergarten  through Grade Five elementary school.

    Our Lady of Lourdes School is a learning center of which the  parish can be justly proud.   It is a beautiful structure, representing sacrifice and hard work.

    More than a building, however, our school exemplifies a spirit - a combined commitment of teachers, staff, parents, students and parish  to quality education, which will endure for generations.


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