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Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following winners for their artwork in the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest put on by the Knights of Columbus. These posters will be on display at St. Mary's Parish throughout…

Posted on Dec. 22, 2020
Advent Wreath

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Love)

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…

Posted on Dec. 20, 2020
Wishing you joy and peace this Christmas

Christmas Message from Archbishop Richard Smith

Please watch the video for a Christmas message from Archbishop Richard Smith.

Posted on Dec. 18, 2020
Christmas Photo

Christmas Break

Please note that all schools will be closed for Christmas Break (December 19 - January 3). Central Office will be closed from December 23 - January 4. For the week of January 4-11, all students from Pre-Kindergarten…

Posted on Dec. 18, 2020
R-L: Superintendent Kathleen Finnigan and Board Chair Kim Pasula

Honoured with a Ribbon Skirt

Last week, Superintendent Kathleen Finnigan was honoured with a ribbon skirt. Diane Gardipy, from the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Support Team shared with Kathleen that the word strawberry in cree…

Posted on Dec. 15, 2020

It's the season of Advent!

In this season of Advent, the COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavy on our minds, bodies and hearts. Hope is hard to find when one is lost in the darkness. However, this is the season of Advent. The season…

Posted on Dec. 14, 2020
Advent Wreath

Third Sunday of Advent (Joy)

The Third Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy. The Shepherd’s Candle reminds 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…

Posted on Dec. 13, 2020
Dog with Santa Hat

Need some help this Christmas?

As we start the countdown to Christmas and as we wait in expectation through advent, we know this season of anticipation can be a struggle for some folks in our community. They say Christmas is a time…

Posted on Dec. 10, 2020
12 Days of Staff Wellness

12 Days of Staff Wellness

We care about our staff's physical and mental wellness. That is why for the next 12 days, we are hosting a wellness bingo challenge! The goal is to complete one square a day for the next 12 days. We ask…

Posted on Dec. 9, 2020
Notre Dame Students Giving Back

Grad service project focuses on teens mental health

The Class of 2021 at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School has chosen The Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation as this year's Grad Service Project with a goal to raise $40,000. This local organization is…

Posted on Dec. 9, 2020
Grad Committee

Students support Catholic Social Services in hopes to make a difference in the Red Deer community

Each year, students from St. Joseph High School choose a charity they wish to support that aligns with their graduating class’ goals and values. This year, Grade 12 students have chosen to support Catholic…

Posted on Dec. 8, 2020
Mary

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, we celebrate the miraculous Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s a common misconception that the phrase “Immaculate Conception” refers to the Catholic teaching that the…

Posted on Dec. 8, 2020

Second Sunday of Advent (Peace)

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…

Posted on Dec. 6, 2020
Honouring Spirit Award

Two middle school students recognized for their outstanding leadership by receiving the Honouring Spirit - Indigenous Student Award

Two Grade 6 students, Ava Littlechild and Muna Castle from St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School received Honourable Mentions - Honouring Spirit - Indigenous Student Awards for their leadership and inspiration.…

Posted on Dec. 2, 2020
Staff receiving their award

Congratulations to our dedicated staff!

Congratulations to our staff for their hard work and dedication to Catholic education. This past Spring, our Celebration of Excellence event where we honour our retirees, years of service, inductees and…

Posted on Nov. 30, 2020
Advent Wreath

First Sunday of Advent (Hope)

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…

Posted on Nov. 29, 2020
Holodomor Memorial Day in Schools

Holodomor Memorial Day in Schools

Holodomor Memorial Day in Schools 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…

Posted on Nov. 27, 2020
Letter from Superintendent

COVID-19 Measures and Shifts in Learning

Yesterday, the Alberta Government announced that the province is in a state of public health emergency.  As a result, Premier Kenney introduced new COVID-19 measures that impact various sectors in our…

Posted on Nov. 25, 2020

2020-2021 Diploma Exams are Optional

Diploma exams will be optional for the entire 2020 – 2021 school year due to COVID-19. This includes the January, April, June, and August 2021 exam periods.Students may also write diplomas if they want…

Posted on Nov. 24, 2020
Keep Christ in Christmas Poster

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

The Knights of Columbus is having the “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. The contest will be judged in the following five categories: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5. For more…

Posted on Nov. 23, 2020