On May 4, over 300 secondary students gathered at Maximilian Kolbe Church in Mississauga for the third annual board-wide student Mass. The Most Reverend Bishop John A. Boissonneau presided over the mass where students had the opportunity to experience the Door of Mercy, followed by the sacrament of confession to fulfil the plenary indulgence.
In celebration of the St. Rita School Feast Day, staff and students continued to “Open the Doors of Mercy” by engaging in a Living Rosary dedicated to the families of Fort McMurray.
On May 6, students at Cardinal Leger Secondary School took part in the Red Feather Project that featured a feather-hanging ceremony that honours the memory of all of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women.
On May 3, St. Edith Stein School celebrated the diversity of their school community by hosting a Culture Day. The Youth Faith Ambassadors hosted tables displaying countries and continents from around the world and families supported this event by sending in artifacts and family treasures that represented each family’s cultural background.
St. Sofia Byzantine Catholic School was proud and honored to hold its blessing and re-dedication event on May 5. This was a milestone event in the life of the St. Sofia School community, which also celebrates its 35th anniversary. The day included a Moleben service, a blessing and re-dedication ceremony, virtue assemblies and meaningful activities for students.
St. Hilary School celebrated the partnership that remains the foundation of Catholic Education between our Catholic school and our parish by concluding Catholic Education Week with Crowning of Mary Liturgies. The liturgies were organized by the Rosary Apostolate Visitors from St. Francis Xavier Church. 7
Congratulations to the St. Christopher Junior Robotics team for its gold medal win at the Ontario Skills Competition held at RIM Park on May 2. The junior team worked hard to complete six challenges throughout the day. The team consisted of Ana, Karol, Derek and Martin.
Grade 5/6 students at St. Jerome School were busy packing up ‘Blessings in a Box’ again this year. The second annual Lenten campaign was a great success with the St. Jerome community donating over 100 boxes filled with school supplies, toiletries, toys, games, and many other blessings for children. These blessings were delivered to Dr. Simone’s warehouse and were shipped to children in Ghana and Sierra Leone.
During Earth Week, St Dominic School took on the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge offered by the Recycling Council of Ontario and Walmart. The Eco Team carried out daily announcements bringing awareness to this very important issue of recycling plastic bags to keep them out of landfills. The school collected over 600 bags!
Congratulations to our new Student Trustees for 2016-17, Julia Alvi from Notre Dame C.S.S. and Tomasz Glod from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel S.S. pictured with current student trustees Jana Anderson and