Choice in Education Survey

Dear Catholic Education Stakeholder and Supporter,

Catholic Education is alive and well in Alberta, educating more than 180,000 students across our province.  Excellent academic learning within a faith-based community is the hallmark of Alberta’s Catholic Schools.  In our celebrations of Catholic Education Sunday on November 3, the Bishops of Alberta reminded us of the responsibility we have to support, protect and advocate for this publicly funded gift.  (Please see the letter from the Alberta Bishops.)

The government of Alberta has recently created and distributed a survey asking Albertans to provide feedback on choice in education.  The survey link is here.  The deadline for response is December 6.

It is essential that all who support Catholic education take the time to make their voices heard.  In a recent public forum, Archbishop Smith of the Edmonton archdiocese stated: “There have been Catholic divisions throughout the country that we’ve lost largely because of apathetic Catholics.  We have to encourage everyone to be resolute because so much is at stake.  We can never grow apathetic where we’re delivering authentic Catholic formation to our children.”

Here’s what you can do to support Catholic schools:

1.      Read the attached letter from the Bishops of Alberta

2.      Complete the survey and ensure that you speak directly in support of Catholic education!

3.      Forward the survey link to friends, family and supporters and encourage them to do the same.  We need the government to receive a strong, passionate response to the questions they are asking!

Thank you!


Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education

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Bonnie Annicchiarico, PhD


Parishioner Survey for Choice in Education


This Week in the Parish


Liturgical Cycle—Year C

We have eight weekend Masses


Saturday  Presider
5:00 p.m. Fr. Jerome

7:00 p.m.
(Note: Incense is used)

Fr. Jerome

Sunday  Presider
7:30 a.m. Fr. Poul
9:00 a.m. Fr. Poul; assisted by Deacon Pinto
10:45 a.m. Fr. Poul
12:30 p.m Fr. Poul

5:00 p.m.
(Special Needs Mass)
Everyone is welcome!

Fr. Jerome
7:00 p.m. Fr. Jerome

Weekday Masses for Nov. 19–22

Tuesday Presider

9:00 a.m.

Fr. Emanuel (visiting priest)

9:00 a.m.

Fr. Jerome

6:45 p.m.
(Preceded by Rosary at 5:45 and
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 6:15 p.m.)
Prayers will be offered and candles lit for persecuted Christians worldwide at this Mass. Everyone is encouraged to wear red.

 Fr. Poul

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


9:00 a.m.

Fr. Poul

7:00 p.m.
(Preceded by the Rosary at 6:30 p.m.; followed by:
 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and talk by Fr. Jerome)

Fr. Jerome

Friday Presider

9:00 a.m.
(With Adoration and Confession following.)

Fr. Jerome

6:45 p.m. 
(Preceded by Rosary at 6:15 p.m. and followed by Heart of Jesus Holy Hour program at 7:30 p.m. incense will be used.)

Fr. Jerome


Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction

9:35 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
(NOTE: incense is used throughout.)

Adoration and Benediction following Mass
9:35 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
(NOTE: incense is used throughout.)
Adoration and Benediction following Mass

7:30 p.m.
(preceded by Rosary and Mass at 6:15 p.m.; please note incense in used.)

Heart of Jesus Holy Hour Program

2nd Fridays: 7:15 p.m.
(preceded by prayers to the Infant Jesus of Prague and Mass at 6:15 p.m.)

Children’s Scriptural Rosary Program


After 9:00 a.m. Mass until 11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted)
November 6 Fr. Poul
November 13 Fr. Jerome
November 20 Fr. Jerome
November 27 Fr. Jerome
After 9:00 a.m. Mass until 11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted)
November 1 Fr. Jerome
November 8 Fr. Poul
November 15 Fr. Jerome
November 22 Fr. Jerome
November 29 Fr. Jerome

3:30 p.m.—4:45 p.m.
(or by appointment)

November 2 Fr. Jerome
November 9 Fr. Jerome
November 16 Fr. Jerome
November 23 Fr. Jerome
November 30 Fr. Jerome