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Religion class at Louis St. Laurent has been a positive experience for me.  The class discussions are always engaging and fun, no matter what your beliefs are.   This is a class that gives me a greater understanding about the teachings of the Catholic church and my belief system.  Students also have opportunities to participate in social justice activities and support the wider Edmonton community.  This might include volunteering at food banks or seniors' homes.   I highly recommend the religion classes.

-Anneliese

Program Overview

Through religious instruction students are invited to develop the knowledge, beliefs, skills, values, and attitudes needed to build a relationship with God and community through the person of Jesus Christ.

At Louis St. Laurent, Service Action is an important element of our Religion programs at all levels. Students complete 10 Christian Service Hours. Service can involve helping out around the school or volunteering at many different organizations in the community

Program Features

LSL Chapel

LSL Chapel.JPGThe Chapel was created with unique stain glass windows designed by Klapstein.  The stations of the cross were made by local artist Ross Ongaro.

Junior High

Through religious instruction students are invited to develop the knowledge, beliefs, skills, values, and attitudes needed to build a relationship with God and community through the person of Jesus Christ.

At Louis St. Laurent, Service Action is an important element of our Religion programs at all levels. Students complete 10 Christian Service Hours. Service can involve helping out around the school or volunteering at many different organizations in the community information.

The themes of the grade 7 Religion program follow the scriptural themes of Creation, Revelation, Covenant and Redemption in Christ. The students are invited to reflect on the first two articles of the Apostles’ Creed as the summation of the faith that has been handed on to us through the church. They learn of God’s call to a Christian lifestyle of creed faith in a praying and sacramental community.

The grade 8 program focuses students’ attention on the person of Jesus Christ, revealed as the fullness and perfect image of God. The students reflect on the last part of the Apostles’ Creed, which is studied as the summation of the faith that has been handed on to us through the Church. They study key aspects of the Sacraments and reflect on the Ten Commandments.

The grade 9 program focuses on the themes of maturity, choices, and relationships. They are invited to shape their lives through the choices they make in light of Christ’s invitation to share life. The students are further assisted in understanding how relationships are an important part of growing in a covenant relationship with Christ.


Senior High

All students attending Edmonton Catholic High Schools must take Religious Studies courses. They must attain 9 credits in order to participate in the graduation exercises organized by the school. All Religious Education courses are available for three credits and have no prerequisites, meaning they can be taken in any order. One component of the Program of Studies is Christian Action. This provides an opportunity for students to become involved in some volunteer service and reflect upon this experience in light of the Gospel. As part of Religious Studies 15/25/35, each student requires a minimum 10 hours of Christian Action Service by the end of the Semester. A maximum of 5 of these hours may be completed within the walls of the school, with a minimum of an additional 5 hours being completed outside of school, in the greater Edmonton community.

Religion 15 (3 credits) - Belonging - Christ and Culture

Religion 25 (3 credits) - Believing - Jesus of History, Christ of Faith

Religion 35 (3 credits) - Relating - In Search of the Good


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Teachers

Junior HighSenior High
Albert FelicitasEvan Chalupiak
Luke FischerGreg Robson
Sheryl GarciaTay Nsaliwa
Alba Gonzalez EscotoPam Ball
Sarah Haeubl
Linda Johnson
Jocelyn Johnston
Ryan McCarville
James Slattery
Annette Yakimowich
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