As we deal with our own devastation we are aware that this loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students. Helping our students navigate the difficult process was our priority for today December 22, 2021. 

Our Crisis Intervention Team was on hand along with counselors and local priests available for any student who needed to talk or receive any type of assistance surrounding this loss. Our teachers were briefed and prepared to support the student body. We expect that support will not end today and we are preparing to share available resources with our families as we head to Christmas break and continue to assist students when they return to the building in January.

In addition to the support that was available to our students throughout the day, we joined together for Mass to begin the healing process as a community. The Mass is our highest form of worship and allows us to be united in faith. In moments like these, when we struggle to understand the mysterious plans of God amidst such terrible loss, it is our faith which consoles us and helps us to trust that God will always be our strength.

We are saddened by the loss of our beloved Madison but remain steadfast in our faith that teaches us that Jesus saved us and promises all who love Him eternal life. We ask our entire school community to pray for Madison, her mother Louise, and her father Richard. 

“May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth. May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace.”

Funeral arrangements are pending but will be shared with the Our Lady of Lourdes Community as they become available.