St. Mary Catholic Elementary School
SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT: Inspire and ignite through Christ
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: It is the mission of St. Mary Catholic School to embrace quality Catholic education and advance educational knowledge and leading practices in teaching and learning for the success of all children.
Our School Namesake: St. Mary
God chose a young girl named Mary to be the Mother of Jesus Christ. As the Mother of God, Mary is our mother too and our inspiration. She helps us to know God better. Mary will always bring Christ into our lives and we know that we can go to her any time for support.
Mary is a model of faith and a companion of all believers. She said "Yes" to the Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel without hesitation. She was a faithful servant even to the death of her Son on the cross. Mary accompanies us on our faith journey and guides us in all experiences of light and darkness.
At St. Mary School we strive to be like Mary in our faith and we place our trust in her. We are inspired to learn and serve one another through her example, glorifying God and rejoicing in the gifts God has given us.
ST. MARY SCHOOL CREED
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 with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.
Parish Information: St. Thomas More Parish
Parish Website - http://stmparish.com
St. Mary School is happy to work in partnership with St. Thomas More Parish to support parents and children in preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. (First Reconciliation must be celebrated before First Holy Communion). These two sacraments are offered to baptized children in grade 2 or older. Both sacraments may be prepared for and celebrated in the same school year. Registration begins in the fall and the parent–child meetings begin in February. Space is limited. Register early. Please see the sacrament brochures at the school or the parish for details.
The Sacramental Program involves:
Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the St. Mary students that will be receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion. Below are the mass dates for St. Mary. All families are welcome to join the mass. We will have a Sacrament Board at the school. Feel free to send us a photo of your child to post in the school.
Saturday, October 17, 8am-9am (Reconciliation)
Sunday, October 18, 2pm (First Holy Communion)
Some general points for consideration:
Children will have assigned (alphabetical) seating by school and all other family and friends will be seated in the rows behind.
Masks are mandatory in the church.
There will be no social gathering afterwards.
The usual social distancing protocols that are already in place can be reviewed on our website:
Confirmation: This sacrament is celebrated when your child is in grade 7.
Please call St. Thomas More parish at 780-434-6313 for details.
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