Monday, August 14, 2017

Patron Saint for All Teachers

Saint John Baptist de La Salle has been recognized as the PATRON SAINT OF ALL TEACHERS by Pope Pius XII.


Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

2015 Missouri Class 2 State Soccer Champs

The Archbishop O'Hara High School 2015 soccer team
won the Class 2 State Tournament
defeating in turn
Pembroke Hill 4-2,
Saint Pius X 3-2,
Saint Francis Borgia 1-0,
and Perryville 1-0 !

Perryville was the defending champs of the previous year 2014.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 Final WCC Football standings

1 Center 5-1
1 Sedalia 5-1
3 O'Hara 4-2
4 Nevada 3-3
5 Clinton 2-4
6 Warrensburg 1-5
6 St Pius 1-5

O'Hara won games with
Nevada 54-6
Clinton 37-14
St Pius 38-3
Warrensburg 56-38

but lost to
Sedalia 21-26
Center 7-38

Sunday, July 5, 2015

50 Years at O'Hara and End of an Era

The Christian Brothers have served at
Archbishop O'Hara High School
in Kansas City, Missouri for fifty Years
from 1965 to 2015.

Some of the more recent Brothers
in the Community were Brothers:
Chuck Gregor, Fred Oberrieder, Richard Geimer,
Douglas Hawkins, Alan Parham, Marty Grimm & Austin Makowski

The first four Principals were De La Salle Christian Brothers:
Brothers Bernard LoCoco, Richard Geimer, Norbert Roseberry, &
Timothy McNary.

The Brothers have made O'Hara a truly Lasallian school.

Thank you, Brothers, and Happy Golden Anniversary !

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Prayers for Teachers to use

You, O Lord, are my strength, my patience, my light, and my counsel.
It is you who touch the hearts of the children entrusted to my care.
Abandon me not to myself for one moment.

For my own guidance and that of my students,
grant me the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety,
the spirit of a holy fear of you and an ardent zeal to procure your glory.

I unite my efforts to those of Jesus Christ, and I beg
the Most Blessed Virgin, Saint Joseph, the Guardian Angels,
and Saint John Baptist de La Salle to protect me this day
in the performance of my duties. Amen.


SAINT JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE is the patron of all teachers.



Loving God, you chose me to be a teacher,
and you have blessed me with talents and graces
for guiding those entrusted to my care.

This work is yours, Lord, and I am yours.
Set me aflame with the love of the Holy Spirit,
so that I may adore you in my students.

Give me the grace to touch their hearts,
To see them as living images of your Son,
To be as gentle as a mother and as firm as a father,
To show great kindness and affection,
To correct them with respect and composure,
To put up with their faults generously,
To discern the true character of each soul,
To help form good habits proper to their age,
And to teach more by example than by words.

Walk with me so that I may walk with them
as an apostle, a visible angel, a good shepherd,
a master builder, a caring older brother/sister.
Jesus, come and live in my heart today.


O God, you sent your Son Jesus to bring eternal life
to those who believe.
We join Him in praying for laborers for your harvest.
May the Holy Spirit inspire Brothers and men discerning
a call to hold the mission of Christian education as a
sacred mission where both students and Brothers are
touched in heart and soul.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayers provided by a person living in transition.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Last Three O'Hara Games in District Football 2014

The Archbishop O'Hara High School Celtics came in second in 3A District 7 football. They played in the following three games.

The Celtics won their first round football game with the Clinton Cardinals on October 24 by a score of 42-0.
The first scoring was a 66 yard punt return by Austin Evans.
Gerard Harker scored the next three TD's, on a 2 yard run, a 36 yard pass from Michael Briggs, and a 5 yard run.
With Michael Rowe running for an 8 yard touchdown, the Celtics reached a halftime score of 35-0.
There were no points during the third quarter while the teams proceeded with a running clock.
Completing the scoring for the day, Jaylon Mosley gathered in a 17 yard pass.
Zach Drake kicked the extra points.


On October 31, O'Hara won their second round game with the Odessa Bulldogs 38-7.
The Celtics were held scoreless for the first quarter but Gerard Harker opened the scoring on a long 52 yard run in the second quarter and added a 2 yarder later in the fourth quarter.
Receiver Zach Drake had two TD's also, a 26 yard reception before halftime and scoring on a very lengthy 94 yard pass play toward the end of the game. Drake kicked the extra points for O'Hara along with a third quarter 42 yard field goal.
Carter Hall intercepted Jake Bartov and returned the ball for a third quarter Celtic touchdown. Nick Darling and Austin Evans also had interceptions in the game.
Odessa's lone score came in the last quarter on a 22 yard pass to Colby Nickels with Kylin Grubb kicking the extra point.
Michael Briggs passed for 266 yards, Zach Drake had five catches for 211 yards, and Gerard Harker had 131 yards on twelve carries.


In the game with Oak Grove the following Friday, the Celtics lost 35-63 and did not move on to the semifinals.
Aaron Graham made most of the difference for the Panthers, scoring four touchdowns, amassing 290 yards on 33 carries.
The O'Hara scoring included a first quarter TD on a 56 yard pass play from Michael Briggs to Zach Drake and a 3 yard run by Briggs to bring the halftime score to 21-13.
The Panthers exploded to two 21 point quarters for their points, putting the game well out of reach.
In the fourth quarter, the Celtics had a 3 yard touchdown by Michael Briggs, and 80 yard pass play from Briggs to Drake, and a 55 yard breakaway run by Peyton Jones.

Oak Grove survived a 47-46 game with Hogan Prep in their game the previous week, the deciding points resulting from a 45 yard field goal.
Earlier in the season the Celtics won a 31-24 game with the Panthers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

3A Football Rankings Going Into District Competition

Missouri Class 3 Rankings
(These are the top eleven teams in order)

9-0 Maryville
9-0 California
8-1 O'Hara (Kansas City)
7-2 Monett
7-2 Oak Grove
8-1 Burroughs (St. Louis)
9-0 Central (Park Hills)
8-1 Mountain Grove
7-2 Blair Oaks (Jefferson City)
8-1 Ava
7-2 Osage (Kaiser)