Annually, our schools and parishes recognize Catholic Education Sunday on the first Sunday in November. This year, Catholic Education Sunday will be celebrated on November 4. We encourage staff, students and their families to attend their local Parishes. A complete list of parishes that our schools are affiliated with can be found on our website.
Catholic Education Sunday is a time to give thanks to God for the blessing of Catholic education, and we pray in a special way for all students, teachers, staff, administrators and trustees of our Catholic schools. Annnually, the Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories share a message for Catholic Education Sunday. This year the message draws inspiration from Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, On the Call to Holiness in Today's World. The message highlights the importance of "encouraging students to grow in their faith, to live its principles, and to act in ways that make a positive difference in their local community and the world." The letters also "express gratitude for parents who entrust their children to our Catholic School system and for parishes that minister to them."