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Catholic Faith

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For many centuries, people have turned to Mary in times of need. She is the mother of Jesus Christ and she listens to our prayers and gives us the strength and courage to overcome difficulties.

The title, “Our Lady of Victories,” is an ancient title–one that was given to Mary by people in many countries throughout Europe. That title traveled to North America with the first European settlers, who often needed and requested Mary’s help to survive in the harsh new land.

When our school was built in 1960, it was named “Our Lady of Victories” to remind us that we can ask Mary to intercede for us with her son, Jesus Christ. Mary wants us to have faith when we are troubled. She wants us to be a people of hope. Faith in Mary’s willingness to intercede for us with Jesus Christ can help us through the many difficulties that each of us must face throughout our lives. Through faith in Mary, who is Our Lady of Victories, we can claim victory over the troubles and temptations that come our way.

Parish Information

Parish Name: St. John the Evangelist
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Sacramental Preparation

Our Lady of Victories School is happy to work in partnership with St. John the Evangelist Parish and other schools in our area to support parents and children in preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Sacramental Sessions are offered in the fall, winter and spring in order to accommodate the busy schedules of families in our school community. The Sacramental Program involves:
  • Parents registering their children for the sacraments and purchasing study guides through the parish.
  • Parents and children taking part in three Saturday morning classes (one hour in length) for First Reconciliation or two Saturday morning classes (one hour in length) and a teaching mass for First Communion. All sessions are conducted by one of the parish priests.
  • Parents and children reviewing assigned sections of the study guides at home prior to the parish-based sessions.
  • Children receiving the Sacrament of First Communion as a group with classmates from school at a designated mass.
  • Please note that parents whose child was not baptized at St. John the Evangelist Parish, are required to submit a copy of the child's baptismal certificate with their registrations.

Religious Education

All of the Schools in the Edmonton Catholic School District use a Religious Education Program that is prescribed by our Alberta Bishops and provided through the National Office for Religious Education in Ottawa. The Program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.


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