This is to inform you that on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, all staff members will be involved in a district-wide Faith Development Day at the Shaw Conference Centre. There will be no instruction of students at school on that day.
This year, our theme is: We Are Called . . . To Be Leaders of Hope and Mercy. We are pleased to welcome David Wells as our keynote speaker. We also welcome Archbishop Richard Smith who will celebrate the Eucharistic Liturgy with us.
Catholic education is an awesome vocation and responsibility. By being involved in the education mission of the church, Catholic schools provide a hopeful response to the great mysteries of life in an increasingly complex world. Faith Development Day provides us, as a community of faith, with the opportunity to become more deeply aware of the faith foundation of our lives and to find inspiration to enter into our life's work with deeper conviction.
I am confident you will agree that such a day is so important to realizing our mission: "to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully to serve God in one another." (ECS Mission Statement). For more information, please feel free to contact your child's school.
Peace and blessings,