To empower and affirm the leadership in each child in a Christ-centered learning environment.
Our students will learn, work and pray together in answering the call to leadership for service to God and community.
· Parish Name - St. Charles Parish
· Parish Website - http://www.saint-charles.com
St. Charles School is happy to work in partnership with St. Charles Parish and other schools in our St. Charles Family 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:
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 with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.
Our School Namesake: St. Charles
Our school is named after St. Charles.
Charles Borromeo was born into a noble family on October 2, 1538 in a castle in Italy. He received a doctor's degree in law at twenty-one. Pope Pius IV, his uncle, made Charles a cardinal and nominated him to be the archbishop of Milan when he was only twenty-two.
Charles became a great reformer and helped the Church during the challenges raised by Martin Luther during the Reformation. His great work was the direction of the Council of Trent, and the carrying out of its decrees.
Charles founded schools for the poor, seminaries for clerics, and through his community of Oblates, trained priests for holiness of life. Charles founded hospitals where he himself served the sick. He gave away all his possessions and wore an old patched cloak. During the great plague, he personally brought aid to the sick and dying. He died in 1583 and was canonized.
He was one of the towering figures of the Catholic Reformation, a patron of learning and the arts, and though he achieved a position of great power, he used his authority with humility, personal sanctity, and unselfishness in bringing about reform within the Church. His feast day is November 4th.