One of the most distinctive features of our Roman Catholic faith is our Church's rich tradition of social teaching. It is critical to the unique profile of Catholic education that this teaching be explicitly integrated not only into the curriculum but also into the overall life of our school communities.
Our students, staff, parents, trustees, and pastors have traditionally involved themselves in a wide range of social action activities. Whether it is a food or clothing drive, a class discussion about poverty in our world, or participation in a public demonstration, our Catholic schools demonstrate consistent leadership in these areas.
From Renewing The Promise: A Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education (Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, 2018)
Pope Francis reminds us that to be formed in the faith is not simply to be able to profess it on our lips, we must also live it with love; faith works through love. To know the faith means living the faith: "to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God." (Micah 6:8)
Our Catholic school is a place where staff, students and their families are invited to actively express their faith through acts of love toward their neighbours. Our faith calls us to be engaged with the world around us, to have hope, and to inspire others. This is the reason our school community has chosen this year's Faith In Action theme to be...
LIGHTING THE WAY
Various social justice initiatives will occur throughout the school year that will illustrate our commitment to "living our faith." Below are some highlights of the 2019-20 school year to date:
1. 2019 marked the 20th year that our school community has participated in the Terry Fox Run. Hillary from the Terry Fox Foundation visited our school October 2019 to present us with a special banner, and she shared our 20-year total funds raised, $13, 661! We are humbled and honoured, and we will continue to honour our hero and look forward to growing our total contribution in the future.
2. United Way Fundraising Activities: held during the week of October 28 - 31, 2019 yielded nearly $500 in contributions.
3. Our school has teamed up with WE BE US to participate in the 20K Sock Day by collecting new socks for donation to local shelters in our community. Click this link for more info: www.webeuscommunity.com