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Social Justice

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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)

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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."