Division Event Calendar

Halloween

Time: All Day

All Saints' Day

Time: All Day

Today is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church and is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.

All Souls' Day

Time: All Day

Today is All Souls' Day. This day is observed annually on November 2 and is a day to honour those who have passed away. We offer prayers to those who have died, known and unknown, and who are believed to be in purgatory or have not yet reached heaven.

Weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Please join us in prayer on our Google Meet.

Catholic Education Sunday

Time: All Day

Weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Please join us in prayer on our Google Meet.

All Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from November 11-13 in lieu of Remembrance Day and recent parent/teacher interviews.

Remembrance Day

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed on this date in observance of Remembrance Day. 

All Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from November 11-13 in lieu of Remembrance Day and recent parent/teacher interviews.

All Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from November 11-13 in lieu of Remembrance Day and recent parent/teacher interviews.

International Education Week

Time: All Day

International Education Week

Time: All Day

Weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Please join us in prayer on our Google Meet.

International Education Week

Time: All Day

International Education Week

Time: All Day

International Education Week

Time: All Day

Christ the King

Time: All Day

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

Weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Please join us in prayer on our Google Meet.

Holodomor Memorial Day in Schools

Time: All Day

Holodomor Memorial Day is commemorated each year on the fourth Friday of November in schools as a Day of Remembrance when we remember the millions of Ukrainians who were starved to death in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933, many of whom were children. Through Acts of Parliament, the Government of Canada recognizes The Holodomor as an act of genocide. Together with the descendants of survivors living in Canada, let us remember the victims of the Holodomor.

Professional Development Day - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed today, as staff participates in professional development sessions.

First Sunday of Advent - Hope

Time: All Day

Today we begin the season of Advent by lighting the first purple candle of the Advent wreath. This candle symbolizes Hope. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).

Weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Please join us in prayer on our Google Meet.

Second Sunday of Advent - Peace

Time: All Day

The Second Sunday of Advent our theme is Peace. Last week we focused on hope and how we can be the incarnation of that hope to those around us who are hurting. This week as we turn to look at Peace, we see that one way that we can bring that hope into the world is to be peacemakers. Peace on earth starts with us, with our attitudes towards others. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9).

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Time: All Day

Weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Please join us in prayer on our Google Meet.

Division Faith Day

Time: All Day

Professional Development Day - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools in our division will be closed today, as school staff spends the day participating in professional development sessions. 

Third Sunday of Advent - Joy

Time: All Day

The third Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy. The Shepherd’s Candle reminding us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus. We celebrate with joy that our hope in Christ is certain and prophecies about him are always fulfilled. As the angels proclaimed to the shepherds "do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord" (Luke 2: 10-11). This week let us choose to share that joy with others in doing one act of kindness for another.

Weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Please join us in prayer on our Google Meet.

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Love

Time: All Day

The fourth Sunday of Advent symbolizes Love. All four candles will be lit on our Advent wreath and we will have a full circle of light. The Lord brings the light of love to his people by sending His only Son to earth for our salvation. 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:16-17) May the love of Christ be with you and your family always. 

Christmas Break

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

Christmas Break

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

Christmas Break

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

Christmas Eve

Time: All Day

Christmas Day

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

Boxing Day

Time: All Day

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Time: All Day

The Feast of the Holy Family honours Jesus of Nazareth, his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary and his foster father, St Joseph, as a family. The observance of this feast instills into Christian families the faithful love and the devoted attachment that characterizes the family of Nazareth and allows them to be the model and exemplar of all Christian families. May the Holy Family's example guide our families today with mutual love, respect and hope.

Boxing Day

Time: All Day

Christmas Break

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

Christmas Break

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

Christmas Break

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

New Year's Eve

Time: All Day

Christmas Break

Time: All Day

All schools will be closed from December 21 to January 1 with school commencing on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish our school communities a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. 

New Year's Day

Time: All Day

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Time: All Day

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. We honour the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the aspect of her motherhood of Jesus Christ. May Jesus and His Mother Mary enrich your lives during this New Year with an abundance of God’s blessings.

Epiphany

Time: All Day

The feast of the Epiphany, which celebrates the many ways that Christ has made Himself known to the world through the visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12).

Baptism of the Lord

Time: All Day

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the conclusion of the Christmas Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. It is a feast of transition from Jesus’ hidden life to that of His public ministry. It also echoes the theme of the Epiphany in that the Baptism of the Lord is another manifestation announcing Jesus’ divinity to all of His first followers and to the disciples of John the Baptist.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Time: All Day

January is a month when Christians around the world pay particular attention to the unity of the church. Specifically, Christians dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between church communities. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated this year from January 18 to 25.

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

Bell Let's Talk

Time: All Day

Today, many of our schools will help create positive wellness by supporting Bell Let's Talk.

Family Literacy Day/Read for 15

Time: All Day

Professional Development Day - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools in our division will be closed today, as school staff spends the day participating in professional development sessions. 

Winter Walk Day

Time: All Day

Winter Walk Day encourages people across Alberta to be active outdoors in winter.

Many of our schools will be participating. Due to the cold weather, schools may decide to have students and staff walk inside today to celebrate active living.

Learn more about Winter Walk Day through SHAPE Alberta.

World Day of the Sick

Time: All Day

Today is World Day of the Sick. This observation was started by St. John Paul II as a way to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. Please take a moment today to pray for those who are suffering and are in need of God's strength.

Valentine's Day

Time: All Day

Family Day

Time: All Day

Family Day Break - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools within our Division will be closed on Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16, in observance of Family Day. 

Family Day Break - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools within our Division will be closed on Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16, in observance of Family Day. 

Shrove Tuesday

Time: All Day

This day officially ends the season of Epiphany. Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting (generally pancakes) before giving something up for Lent season.

Ash Wednesday

Time: All Day

Today is Ash Wednesday. This special day marks the beginning of Lent; a season of fasting and prayer.

Family Day Break/Professional Development - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Blackfalds schools will be closed on Monday, February 15, Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17, in observance of Family Day. 

Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail and Olds schools will also be closed so that teachers can participate in professional development sessions. 

Professional Development Day - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools in our division will be closed today, as school staff spends the day participating in professional development sessions. 

Professional Development Day - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools in our division will be closed today, as school staff spends the day participating in professional development sessions. 

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

Pink Shirt Day

Time: All Day

Wearing pink shirts is a way to stand against bullying and show kindness.

Learn more at www.pinkshirtday.ca/about.

Faith Day

Time: All Day

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Pi Day

Time: All Day

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π.

St. Patrick's Day

Time: All Day

Parent Teacher Interviews - Classes Not In Session

Time: All Day

Parent Teacher Interviews will take place March 19. No classes will be in session. 

Professional Development Day - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Blackfalds schools will be closed today so teachers can spend a day participating in professional development sessions. 

Palm Sunday

Time: All Day

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

April Fool's Day

Time: All Day

Holy Thursday

Time: All Day

Good Friday

Time: All Day

All schools within our Division will be closed in observance of Good Friday. Have a blessed Easter weekend!

Holy Saturday

Time: All Day

Easter Sunday

Time: All Day

The Resurrection of the Lord!

Easter Monday

Time: All Day

All schools within our Division will be closed in observance of Easter Monday. 

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds and Rocky Mountain House will be on spring break from Tuesday, April 6 to Friday, April 9. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12. 

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds and Rocky Mountain House will be on spring break from Tuesday, April 6 to Friday, April 9. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12. 

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds and Rocky Mountain House will be on spring break from Tuesday, April 6 to Friday, April 9. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12. 

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds and Rocky Mountain House will be on spring break from Tuesday, April 6 to Friday, April 9. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12. 

Sunday of Divine Mercy

Time: All Day

The Second Sunday of Easter–the final day of the Easter Octave–was inaugurated as Divine Mercy Sunday by Saint John Paul II during his homily for the canonization of St. Faustina Kowalska, April 30, 2000. St. Faustina received extraordinary messages from Jesus. Jesus asked St. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled into notebooks.

These notebooks contain God's loving message of Divine Mercy. Today, we continue to rely on St. Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus' endless mercy and to live life mercifully toward others.

National Volunteer Week

Time: All Day

National Volunteer Week

Time: All Day

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Innisfail and Olds will be on spring break from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23. Classes will resume on Monday, April 26. 

National Volunteer Week

Time: All Day

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Innisfail and Olds will be on spring break from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23. Classes will resume on Monday, April 26. 

National Volunteer Week

Time: All Day

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Innisfail and Olds will be on spring break from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23. Classes will resume on Monday, April 26. 

Earth Day

Time: All Day

God entrusted us with His creation.

National Volunteer Week

Time: All Day

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Innisfail and Olds will be on spring break from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23. Classes will resume on Monday, April 26. 

National Volunteer Week

Time: All Day

Spring Break - Some Schools Closed

Time: All Day

Please note that all schools in Innisfail and Olds will be on spring break from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23. Classes will resume on Monday, April 26. 

National Volunteer Week

Time: All Day

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

Administrative Professionals' Day

Time: All Day

St. Louis de Montfort Feast Day

Time: All Day

Today is the feast day of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, who was a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor. As well as preaching, Montfort wrote a number of books, which became classic Catholic titles and influenced several popes. Montfort is known for his particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the practice of praying the Rosary.

Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Time: All Day

School Principals' Day

Time: All Day

Catholic Education Week

Time: All Day

Catholic Education Week

Time: All Day

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Time: All Day

Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Catholic Education Week

Time: All Day

Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Catholic Education Week

Time: All Day

Hats on for Mental Health

Time: All Day

Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Catholic Education Week

Time: All Day

Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Catholic Education Week

Time: All Day

Professional Development Day - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools in our division will be closed today so teachers can spend a day participating in professional development sessions. 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Time: All Day

Mother's Day

Time: All Day

Ascension of the Lord

Time: All Day

Professional Development Day & Victoria Day Long Weekend Break

Time: All Day

Teachers in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds, Innisfail and Olds will participate in professional development today.

Schools in Rocky Mountain House will be on a break for the Victoria Day long weekend.

Pentecost

Time: All Day

It's Pentecost, which always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and 10 days after his Ascension into heaven. Pentecost is the celebration of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary and the first followers of Jesus. "By this power of the Spirit, God's children can bear much fruit. He who has grafted us onto the true vine will make us bear the fruit of the Spirit . . . love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. We live by the Spirit; the more we renounce ourselves, the more we walk by the Spirit" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 736).

Victoria Day

Time: All Day

All schools in our division will not be in session for the observance of Victoria Day. 

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Time: All Day

"The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity," is one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event. On Trinity Sunday, we remember and honour the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts only one day, which is symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.

National Indigenous History Month

Time: All Day

Professional Development Day - Schools Closed

Time: All Day

All schools in our division will be closed today so teachers can spend a day participating in professional development sessions. 

National Health and Fitness Day

Time: All Day

Corpus Christi

Time: All Day

We celebrate The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi. It is a solemn commemoration of the institution the sacrament of the Eucharist. It is, moreover, the Church's official act of homage and joyful gratitude to Christ, who by instituting the Holy Eucharist gave to the Church her greatest devotion. "In breaking bread for his disciples, Christ gave us an example of what it means to allow oneself to be broken for the good of others," Pope Francis said on the feast of Corpus Christi (2016) explaining that it is the Eucharist which gives us the strength to do this. May we allow ourselves to be broken for the good of others - receiving strength from the Eucharist - to be the hands and feet of Christ for the world.

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Time: All Day

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus recalls Christ’s eternal love for us and brings the mystery of the Incarnation close to us. Jesus loved with a human heart and from the moment of his conception in Mary’s womb, the Saviour’s heart was formed and it beat with a love at once human and divine.

In Jesus, we are called to respond to God’s love with our entire being - to love one another as Christ loved. As John says there is no greater love than the sacrificial love of Christ, to lay down one's life for a friend (John 15:13). May we have the courage and compassion to love as Jesus loved.

Father's Day

Time: All Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: All Day

Our schools are celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit this month.

For more information, please visit the Government of Canada website.

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

Last Day of School

Time: All Day

Organizational Day

Time: All Day

Canada Day

Time: All Day

Heritage Day

Time: All Day

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Time: All Day

Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m (except for February and June). Meetings are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Board Meetings will be conducted virtually. If you wish to attend the meeting please email juanita.heidt@rdcrs.ca.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Time: All Day

St. Patrick's Day

Time: All Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: All Day

Our schools are celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit this month.

For more information, please visit the Government of Canada website.

St. Patrick's Day

Time: All Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: All Day

Our schools are celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit this month.

For more information, please visit the Government of Canada website.

St. Patrick's Day

Time: All Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: All Day

Our schools are celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit this month.

For more information, please visit the Government of Canada website.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: All Day

Our schools are celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit this month.

For more information, please visit the Government of Canada website.