EUGENE — The people at O’Hara Catholic School say God blessed them through an anonymous donor who gave the school an opportunity to raise $100,000 for facilities maintenance projects. The community came through and not only reached the $50,000 goal, but exceeded it.

The donor seems to recognize the needs of O’Hara’s 60-year old building but values the faith-filled education offered there. The idea is that students enter to learn and go forth to serve.

Enrollment continues to be strong and the school earned a six-year term of accreditation, the highest rating from the Western Catholic Education Association.

"With this new school year," O'Hara officials say, "we are grateful that O’Hara Catholic School’s old building will continue to radiate with the light of faith, building children’s foundations for a lifetime."