2022-23 School Year Calendar
November is a month of Remembering deceased loved ones in the Catholic Church.
Virtue of the Month - November: Conscience
Conscience is the voice of God within us. A developed conscience helps us make decisions that support truly loving relationships.
Albanian Heritage Month
Hindu Heritage Month
National Adoption Awareness Month
November 2022 - DPCDSB Secondary School Information Sessions for Grade 8 Students and Parents
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will hold a series of information sessions for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians interested in enrolling in a DPCDSB secondary school for the 2023-24 school year. The information sessions will provide parents and guardians with an overview of the programs and services offered at Dufferin-Peel Catholic secondary schools and will provide Grade 8 students with an opportunity to take a tour of the school and hear from current students about the transition into high school. Link to: 2022 Secondary School Information Session Schedule. To register for the 2023-24 school year, please visit the DPCDSB Online Registration webpage. For more information about the information sessions, parents/guardians should contact their local secondary school directly.
December 6 - The Peel Catholic Teachers Guild Advent Retreat
November 30 – Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle
Andrew is known as the first disciple of Jesus. Later, when Jesus chose his apostles, Andrew was among the Twelve. Living with Christ, November 2022
Virtue of the Month - December: Hope
Hope is the virtue of relying on God. It keeps us searching for true happiness and sustains us during hard times or discouragement.
December 2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3 - The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 4 – Second Sunday of Advent
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:14)
During Advent, we are invited to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord – to wait in joyful hope for his return in glory at the end of time and to prepare for the annual celebration of his birth. Prayers for Advent Week 2
Wine and Cheese and Marian Retreat facilitated by Deacon George Juernas
Where: St Francis Xavier Parish Upper Hall
When: Tuesday, December 6 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Why: Supporting the Vocation of Catholic Teachers
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 6 - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6 & 8 - 2023-2024 French Immersion Information Sessions
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will hold two virtual public information meetings for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their child(ren) in the board’s Grade 1 French Immersion Program for the 2023-2024 school year. More Information
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
BRAMPTON & MISSISSAUGA: Our Lady of Providence, St Angela Merici, St Joachim, St Pio of Pietrelcina
Microsoft Teams Online
Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
MISSISSAUGA: All Saints, Divine Mercy, St Elizabeth Seton, St Gregory
Microsoft Teams Online
December 7 & 8 - St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. Drama Majors Christmas Show: Babes in Toyland
The St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. Drama Majors will be presenting the original Christmas Show – BABES IN TOYLAND in the Brian Dunn Theatre. This is an interactive musical storytelling adventure that is fun for the entire family. There will be 10 matinee performances for visiting elementary students from December 5 to 16 which start at 10:15. There will also be two evening performances at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 and Thursday December 8. The performance is one hour long. Location: St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-791-1195.
December 8 – Guardian Angels Chess Invitational "Fall Classic"
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School will be hosting an Invitational chess tournament on Thursday, December 8. Teams can consist of five players and an alternate, regardless of age or grade level. Entry confirmation deadline is November 18. A fee of $60 per school will confirm your entry into the tournament. Make cheque payable to Guardian Angels Elementary School. Spaces are limited. For more information, email Paul.Buzdon@dpcdsb.org.
December 8 – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A feast dedicated to Mary’s conception.
December 10 - Human Rights Day (International)
December 11 – Third Sunday of Advent
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say Rejoice." (Philippians 4:4)
A pink candle is lit on our Advent Wreaths to represent joy or rejoicing and reveals a shift in the season of Advent away from repentance and toward celebration. It reminds us that the time of Christ’s arrival is fast approaching, and we must prepare. Prayers for Advent Week 3
December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas)
Commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin on the outskirts of Mexico.
December 12 – National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
The Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council, founded by the Canadian Conference of Bishops (CCCB) in 1998, proposes that the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) be a National Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. All are invited to join their Indigenous sisters and brothers in a special way this day through prayer and acts of solidarity. Ordo 2022-2023
December 12 - National Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
December 14-15 - Father Michael Goetz C.S.S. presents "Kaleidoscope: Ever After"
A celebration of the Arts as we explore the enchanted world of fairy tales. Stroll through the Fine Arts showcase in the lobby, watch the performances by Music, Drama and Dance classes and experience what happens once "Ever After" gets into the hands of some imaginative young people. Doors open at 6:00 p.m./Showcase starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available on SchoolCashOnline or at the door. Location: Father Michael Goetz C.S.S., 330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-277-0326.
December 15 - St. Timothy's Living Nativity (Snow Date: December 19)
To celebrate the advent season, St. Timothy Catholic Elementary School invites you to experience angelic voices, musical ensembles, Christmas crafts, games, religious articles, face painting and even live animals! Location: outside, in front of St. Timothy School, 2214 Cliff Road, Mississauga. Parking will be available at Corsair Public School and surrounding streets. Time: 7:00-8:00 pm. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please, NO PETS allowed. Bring an unwrapped toy and/or a non-perishable food item to support Ukraine Relief, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Salvation Army and Dr. Simone Canadian Food for Children. For more information, call 905-277-0990.
December 17 - St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. Christmas Festival: Rouge
St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. presents ROUGE – The Aquinas Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature vendors with a variety of items for sale. Children’s entertainment, buskers, The Rouge Christmas Show, A Christmas Café and so much more. A true celebration of the season with our Aquinas community – all are welcome. Location: St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-791-1195.
December 18 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1:39-45)
The last purple candle is lit on our Advent Wreaths which represents Love. The last week of Advent is a direct preparation for Christmas, the commemoration of Jesus’ coming among us in human flesh. Prayers for Advent Week 4
December 20-21 - St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. Annual Christmas Art Show
The St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. Visual Arts students will be displaying their work in our Annual Christmas Art Show. The show takes place on December 20 to 21 with admission to the public on Wednesday, December 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Library, on the second floor of the school. There is no charge for admission, and all are welcome. Location: St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-791-1195.
December 20 - International Human Solidarity Day
December 23 - January 6 - Christmas Break
December 24 - Vigil of Christmas - The Nativity of the Lord (Solemnity)
December 25 – Christmas, The Nativity of The Lord (Holy Day of Obligation)
“To you is born this day a Saviour, who is the Christ.” (Luke 2:1-16)
December 26 – St. Stephen, The First Martyr (Feast)
St. Stephen is the first-named among the seven deacons chosen to minister to Greek-speaking Christians in Jerusalem.
December 27 – St. John, Apostle, Evangelist (Feast)
St. John is referred to as the “beloved disciple” in the gospels as well as John the Divine.
December 28 – Holy Innocents, Martyrs (Feast)
The ‘Holy Innocents’ are the male children slain by King Herod in Matthew’s Gospel. This feast also points to Jesus as the Messiah.
December 30 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (Feast)
“Those who honor their father atone for sins, and those who respect their mother are like those who lay up treasure.” (Sirach 3:2-6)