Welcome to SEEDS.  This blog shares real-life examples of faith in action – people living out the gospel in their every day lives.  We hope that these stories will take root in your heart and bear fruit in your own life and actions.  Further, that you will sow these SEEDS stories, sharing them with others as a way of spreading the good news of our Lord and encouraging a deepening of their faith.

SEEDS was borne out of a conversation between pastor Father Len and Deacon Candidate Mike Lavallato who was seeking a parish-based pastoral project required as part of his final year of formation.  Leveraging this electronic medium, we hope SEEDS will reach many who might not otherwise visit the parish website --  or connect stories of faith in action with the media, pop culture and every-day life situations.

If you have a story, experience or idea you’d like to include on SEEDS, please send a note to seeds@ollwhs.org along with any content (e.g., photos, video, web links or other material).


“Faith in action is love, and love in action is service. By transforming that faith into living acts of love, we put ourselves in contact with God Himself, with Jesus our Lord.”      --  St. Teresa of Calcutta

The Last Shall Be First

Posted on October 26, 2016

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!”  This well-known adage often is attributed to legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi.  Well, it is evident that Mr. Lombardi never had the privilege of coaching long distance runners. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, an unplanned meeting of twenty-four year old American Abbey D’Agostino and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin demonstrated that a "win at all cost" mindset couldn't be more off track!  Prior to competing on this particular day (a qualifying event for the 5,000 meter final), the two wo...

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“And the Winner Is … “

Posted on October 06, 2016

If you’ve ever watched one of those countless entertainment awards shows, you can’t help but notice the celebrity audience.  Every time a winner is announced, the camera zooms in and you can see the reactions from those around the recipient.  And as the winner approaches the stage, there is the wide angle view from the rear stage showing all the celebs in the front row. I don’t know about you, but it seems that no matter who wins, those in the front rows always have a “sizing up” look on their face -- you know, giving the winner that “once over,” up-and-down stare.&nbs...

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A Spectacular Catch

Posted on October 02, 2016

About a month ago, the Florida State University football team visited a local middle school as part of their community service outreach.  As the team was having lunch in the cafeteria, FSU’s star wide receiver, Travis Rudolph, happened to notice a young boy sitting alone at a lunch table.  He went and asked the boy if he could sit down and the young man said “sure why not.”  From there, these two strangers conversed -- one an African American athlete on the verge of fame and stardom; the other an ordinary white boy on the verge of puberty and who is severely autistic. Someone posted a&nb...

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