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Faith Alive

Edmonton Catholic Schools Faith Alive

Welcome to Faith Alive! 

Edmonton Catholic Schools provides a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another, yet we cannot do this alone. Our parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, and fidelity serve as the rule. (CCC, 2223) Our families are a vital part of our school division and we want our students together with their families to use this website as a tool to freely explore and discover the beauty of our faith. Through prayer, worship and study, we grow to become active witnesses to the love of Jesus Christ. Let us all build Bethlehem everywhere that we go.

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Catholic Education Week

Every year Catholics across the globe, through the celebration of Catholic Education Week, give thanks for the gift of Catholic education which has served nations for centuries through teaching students in their faith. This year, the theme of Catholic Education Week in Alberta is: Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength from Isaiah 40.31. 

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Father Julian - Reflections

Online prayers, reflections, and messages for our students and families.

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Little Liturgies - Videos from Father Glenn

Online little-liturgies that follow the liturgical year as well as other important feasts and celebrations.

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Humans of ECSD

Humans of ECSD explores the personal experience of students and staff at Edmonton Catholic Schools. Our Student Senators interviewed and photographed people from their school communities and asked them to describe in their own voice the depth and richness Catholic education provides.

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Division Prayer

Loving Father, you sent your Son into the world to redeem us by his Cross and Resurrection. Send your Spirit upon us today to make us stewards of your gifts and witnesses of your Son, Jesus Christ, in our schools and in our world.

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Parent Newsletters

Insightful messages from Archbishop Richard Smith, Bishop Motiuk, and Religious Education Services that highlight the different liturgical events and feasts throughout the year.

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From the Vatican

This year, Religious Education Services features two Vatican documents: Fratelli tutti - short summaries of Pope Francis's Social Encyclical and Gaudete et exsultate, the third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis that addresses the universal call to holiness, with a focus to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time.

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Grace - Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education

The gift of publicly funded Catholic education in Alberta is a true blessing. As a community we are called in gratitude, faith and action to ensure that our children and future generations continue to learn and grow in our Catholic schools.

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