Old St. Mary’s Family Day of Service

Old St. Mary’s Parish and School Social Justice & Service Committees

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OSM Family Day of Service!

One of the best ways to LEARN the value of Social Justice & Service is to LIVE IT!

We hope you and your entire family will join the Old St. Mary’s Community for a day of beach clean up to help preserve our Great Lakes ecosystem with Shedd Aquarium’s Great Lakes Action Day.


Care for God’s Creation

We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of Gods creation.

 OSM Family Day of Service with Great Lakes Action Day

63rd Street Beach

Saturday, May 18 – 10 AM to Noon

Help Restore Local Habitats

The Great Lakes region is home to more than 3,500 plant and animal species—and 40 million people! So the lakes, rivers, wetlands, dunes, prairies and forests that make up the Great Lakes ecosystem are your home too. We will join the Great Lakes Action Day to give back to the wild places in our backyard. Get your hands dirty cleaning beaches and collecting important data through the citizen science projects.

 Register by Monday, May 13

Please register for the OSM Family Day of Service by emailing OSM parent volunteer – Lainey Canevaro at LaineyCanevaro@gmail.com or if school parent return the sign-up sheet sent home with OSM students.  Please indicate the number of participants (include names and ages if possible.) Information and directions will be sent to you after sign up.

Participants are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles, snacks and sunscreen, wear weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes, gardening or other protective gloves are also encouraged. You will be notified if additional items are needed.

More info:

  • All events are weather-dependent
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the Great Lakes Action Day site
  • Carpooling encouraged
  • Each participant will need to sign a supplied waiver to participate
  • All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Please wear OSM spirit wear, we will try to organize a group photo

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