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!

GrACE

Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education

GrACE Facebook address is   www.facebook.com/GrACE4cathed

GrACE Twitter address is @GrACE4cathed  

GrACE email gracedirector7@gmail.com

 

Bonnie Annicchiarico, PhD

 

Parishioner Survey for Choice in Education

 


This Week in the Parish


MASS SCHEDULE

Liturgical Cycle—Year C

We have eight weekend Masses

Weekend of November 24—SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE

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)
RED WEDNESDAY Presider

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

Thursday
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Presider

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
Wednesday 

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

Adoration and Benediction following Mass
Friday
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

 


Reconciliation
Wednesday 
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
Friday
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
Saturday

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