From the Principal

Our children are growing up in a generation that reveals the vulnerability of a world where “it’s all about me”. 


The social -emotional and developmental problems within our culture are not isolated. Our children experience racial and ethnic injustice, the “couch hopping” of young homeless adolescence , opioid addiction and suicide, and families fractured within a broken world.  The institutions of family, politics, economics, and church often speak to our young - at times if not caring or understanding the diversity encountered today.  


Our children are encountering the reality of social media : television, computer, cell phone,text messaging, iPads  and multiple stimuli  - all contributing to a  restless spirit. Contemplation and quiet reflection appear useless when the world is perceived as not listening to the inner spirit.
 


The words of the Black Eyed Peas resonate with today’s environment and culture. They sing  “ People killing, people dying, children hurt and you hear them crying.  Will you practice what you preach, will you turn the other cheek?  Father, Father, Father help us, send some guidance from above.  Coz people got me questioning, Where is the Love?” 
 
Difficult to answer?  Really it is quite easy.  Smother them with LOVE.  Love is contagious and very effective in helping our young people. This is the mission of Our Lady of Peace and our commitment for our children. 

Msgr. Lewis F. Gaetano Principal of OLOP and Pastor of Christ the Servant Parish 

330-492-0622
olopelem@youngstowndiocese.org

 

 

Our Lady of Peace Principal

Msgr. Lewis F. Gaetano

olopelem@youngstowndiocese.org