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Groundbreaking on new multi-purpose building at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School

August 30, 2016 | posted by Stephen Chavez

Topics: Catholic Schools, Hope for the Future


Groundbreaking on new multi-purpose building at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (OLPH) in Selma hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the addition of a new multi-purpose educational building on the church/school campus on Aug. 28. The building is the beginning of OLPH’s expansion efforts.

The building will serve both the school and religious education programs and allow for additional meeting space for the many organizations and ministries of the parish. The school will gain a new science lab, computer lab and will house administrative offices.

Father Eric Ritter, pastor at OLPH, along with parishioners, school staff, students and parents gathered for the blessing and groundbreaking of the construction site.

“This building will serve the growing needs of our school and parish by providing 10 classrooms, including new science and computer labs. These spaces will be utilized by the school, religion education and parish ministries,” said Father Ritter on his Facebook page.

(L-R): Tom Daly, Mayor of Selma, Texas; OLPH Pastor Father Eric Ritter, Superintendent Marti West, OLPH Principal Frank Burns | Photo Credit: Laura Hilbig

Turning of the soil closed the event with clergy, special guests, students, and staff; as well as, Greg Davis, Architect, of Abell, Crozier & Davis Architects, and Justin and Johnny Friesenhahn of T & F Construction.

OLPH Catholic School has a population of close to 500 students ranging from the Child Development Center for Pre-K3 and 4 year olds through eighth grade. OLPH School serves families and students from Selma, Garden Ridge, Schertz, Cibolo, Randolph Air Force Base, New Braunfels, Comal, and from La Vernia. The school sees continuous growth on an annual basis and will highly benefit from the 10 classrooms of the new multi-purpose educational building.

Photo Credit: Laura Hilbig