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Catholicity

cross with hands.pngAt EFA we focus on helping our students identify their God given gifts, appreciate other's gifts and deepen their connection with God through prayer. Homerooms take turns weekly sharing their prayers via TVFA's morning broadcast. We are blessed to have weekly parish visits, Fr Patrick, Fr Felix or Sister Kristian take turns visiting 1 or 2 classes per week to discuss topics of interest to students or Religion program topics. We are part of the St Theresa's community.
Parish news and Information:

St. Theresa Roman Catholic Parish in Edmonton's Mill Woods area is within two blocks of our school.

Visit the St Theresa's Parish website for mass times and Youth Minister activities at http://strcp.com

St. Theresa Parish office is open:

- Monday to Friday from 9am to 8:30pm,. The office is closed from 12 pm to 1 pm for lunch. 

- Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and 

- closed on Sunday. 

Sacramental Preparation:

École Frère Antoine School works in partnership with St. Theresa Parish and other schools in our St. Theresa Family to support parents and children in preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Sacramental Sessions are offered in the fall, winter and spring in order to accommodate the busy schedules of families in our school community.  Father Patrick,  Deacon Tony or Sister Addi visit the school weekly to as guest speakers and answer students' questions. 

*Registration Form & Schedule Coming Soon

Registration-Form-First-Reconciliation.pdf              Registration-Form-First-Eucharist1.pdf


The Sacramental Program involves:  

  • Parents registering their children for the sacraments and purchasing study guides at the Parent Information Evening, or through the parish or through the school.
  • Parents and children taking part in three Saturday morning classes (each one hour in length) for First Reconciliation or two Saturday morning classes (each one hour in length) and a teaching mass for First Communion. All sessions are conducted by one of the parish priests at the church.
  • 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. Theresa Parish, are required to submit a copy of the child's baptismal certificate with their registration(s).
The deadline for registration for Confirmation is early in November. Registration brochures can be downloaded from the St. Theresa Parish Website and are available from the school office.  


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 New Program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes. Below is the link for student/parent access for using this friendly resource and the username and codes are available from your child's teacher. 



Celebrations:

As a school community we usually attend mass regularly at St. Theresa Parish, and until it is safe to do so we will celebrate in our cohorts via our TV FA broadcast.  Dates we celebrate a mass in the 2020-2021 school year are: 
  • September 16th  - School opening mass
  • October 9th        - Thanksgiving
  • April 7th              - Easter celebration
  • June 24th             -Year end


We will have celebrations at in our classrooms school, again via TV FA: (check the calendar for dates and times.

  • Remembrance Day Ceremony             - November 10th
  • Advent celebration.                              - December 18th
  • Ash Wednesday via TV FA broadcast   - February 17th
  • Hunger Lunch (Lent project)                - March -TBD
  • Care of creation.                                  - May 21st


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