2022-23 School Year Calendar
September Virtue of the Month: Faith
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Heb. 11:1)
Faith is an attitude which encourages us to involve God in our lives and helps us to maintain and develop our relationships with God and with others both when things are going well and when they are not.
September 26-30 - Truth and Reconciliation Week
Truth and Reconciliation Week is a national program open to all schools across Canada. This year, our theme is “Remembering the Children”. Join us as we memorialize the children lost to the residential school system and honour Survivors and their families. Learning and commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part of the path to Reconciliation. More Information.
September 29 – Feast of the Archangels St. Michael (Patron of the Archdiocese of Toronto), St. Gabriel & St. Raphael
September 30 – Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest & Doctor of the Church
September 30 - Orange Shirt Day
The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on. More Information.
October Virtue of the Month: Empathy
Judge your neighbor’s feelings by your own, and in every matter be
thoughtful. (Sir. 31:15)
Month of October: A Marian Month
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily because the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful. That is why Pope Francis has invited all the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary every day in October. Please use the following Litany
of Mary of Nazareth to celebrate and honour our Blessed Mother. Please use the following How
to Pray the Rosary card, provided by the Knights of Columbus.
German Heritage Month (National)
Canadian Islamic History Month (National)
Latin American Heritage Month (National)
Women’s History Month (National)
Canadian Library Month (National)
Healthy Workplace Month (National)
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (National)
International Walk to School Month (International)
October 1 – Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus
October 2 – Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 2 - Memorial of The Holy Guardian Angels
October 2-8 - National Catholic Health Care Week
From October 2 to 8, 2022 we mark National Catholic Health Care Week across Canada, recognizing the important work of Catholic health care organizations in our province and across Canada. Nationally, Catholic health care serves over 5 million Canadians each year and employs over 88,000 people. At the heart of Catholic health care is a deep respect for the intrinsic value and dignity of every human being and an unwavering commitment to serving all people, from all backgrounds and faiths – especially society’s most vulnerable. This year’s theme “Building Bridges” focuses on the commitment as Catholic health care to reach out, create connections, welcome all, address gaps and work collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of all Canadians—especially those most vulnerable in our society. The Week is an invitation to learn more about the role, value and impact of Catholic health care in Canada and to be vocal, informed supporters of Catholic health care and the healing ministry of Jesus in Canada. More Information.
October 3 - DPCDSB Empowering Women Day
DPCDSB recognizes the first Monday in October as Empowering Women Day. A day to commemorate the notable achievements and advancements of Canadian women and address the challenges faced by Canadian women.
October 4 – Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi
October 5 - World Teacher Day (International)
October 5 - Walk to School Day
October 7 – Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. (Luke 1:28)
October 9 – Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 9-15 - Fire Prevention Week
Join National Fire Protection Association in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. For more information and resources, visit the NFPA website.
October 10 – Thanksgiving Day
It is fitting for God’s people to offer public thanks for all the gifts we have received. The bountiful produce of the earth is a visible sign of the many blessings God wants to shower on us through Christ. Our God also wants us to share the goods of the earth with all people.
October 10 - World Mental Health Day
October 11 - St. John XXIII School’s 50th Anniversary Mass & BBQ
To celebrate St. John XXIII School’s 50th Anniversary, we are having a mass on October 11 (the feast day of St. John XXIII) at 10 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1290 McBride Ave., Mississauga. All past students and staff are invited to the mass. There will be a BBQ at the school at 4 p.m. Join us for hot dogs and hamburgers and reminisce about the old days. For more information, call 905-279-9478.
October 11 - Memorial of St. John XXIII
October 11 - International Day of the Girl
October 14 - Brampton West Harvest of Hope at St. Edmund Campion S.S.
On October 14, the Brampton West Family of schools will host the Annual Harvest of Hope. Over 200 students and staff are expected to gather at St. Edmund Campion to celebrate BW junior, intermediate and secondary diverse learners. The day will consist of activities led by student and community leaders. Location: St. Edmund Campion S.S., 275 Brisdale Drive, Brampton. For more information, please contact: Tom.Condotta@dpcdsb.org.
October 15 - Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus
October 16 - Memorial of St. Marguerite d’Youville
October 16 – Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – World Food Day
A World Food Day has been promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization since 1981. The Church is concerned about the issue of hunger in the world, remembering the words of the Son of Man on the last judgement of the nation, “…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you have me something to drink…” (Matthew 23:35).
October 17 - The Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch
October 18 - Memorial of St. Luke
October 18 - Child Care Worker & ECE Appreciation Day (Provincial)
October 18 – The Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist
St. Luke is the author of the third gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles. He is a patron of the medical profession. Living with Christ, October 2022
October 19 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day
October 20 - Father Michael Goetz C.S.S. Grade 8 Open House for Students & Parents
Father Michael Goetz C.S.S. is hosting a Grade 8 Open House for students and parents on Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on a drop-in basis. Location: Father Michael Goetz C.S.S., 330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-277-0326. We look forward to welcoming our young Gators!
October 23 – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - World Mission Sunday
Catholics throughout the world are invited to pray for and give to the missions. The collection this Sunday is organized by the Pontifical Missions Society. Ordo 2021-2022
October 24 - PA Day (Elementary and Secondary)
October 26 - Holy Name of Mary C.S.S. Information Session for Grade 8 Students and Parents
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Holy Name of Mary C.S.S., 115 Glenvale Blvd., Brampton.
October 27 - Dress Purple Day (October is Child Abuse Prevention Month)
Every October, Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families through the provincial Dress Purple Day campaign. The campaign is more important than ever, since the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional stressors for families, and in some cases has increased risk for the well-being and safety of children and youth. This year, Dress Purple Day will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2022. We are calling on all Ontarians to wear something purple to show children, youth, and families that they are here to help! More Information.
October 27 – SEAC's Parents Reaching Out Event: See Me For Me: A Message of Inclusion
Dana Geall is a teacher and author of the book "See Me for Me." In this presentation, Dana will share her family's story, talk about the importance of empathy and inclusion in schools and the importance of disability awareness literature. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration Link. Please register by October 20, 2022. For more information, contact Fara Miranda Fernandes at 905-890-1221 ext. 24011 or FaraMirandaFernandes@dpcdsb.org.
October 28 – The Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles
Simon and Jude appear in the New Testament lists them as one of the apostles.
October 30 – Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 3 - Preparing your Child with Differing Abilities for the Sacraments
Dufferin-Peel’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) invites you to attend the following Parent Reaching Out Event - Preparing your Child with Differing Abilities for the Sacraments on November 3 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Catholic Education Centre, 40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga. Registration Link. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-890-0708 ext. 24011. Event Flyer.
November 6-12 - Treaties Recognition Week
Treaties Recognition Week honours the importance of treaties and helps Ontario students and residents understand the significance of treaty rights, treaty relationships and their relevance today.
November 25 - PA Day (Elementary and Secondary)
December 23 - January 6 - Christmas Break