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Catholic Faith

Katherine Therrien Elementary School

Our Mission:

We are committed to providing a Christ centered environment that engages and inspires life-long learners to reach their full potential.

Our Vision:

To ignite all learners in becoming risk takers and critical thinkers prepared to serve with compassion, guided by the teachings of Christ.

Parish Information:

  • Parish Name- St. Edmund
  • Parish Priest- Father Mark McGee
  • Parish Information- Address: 13120 116 ST NW  Phone: 780 455 8592
  • St. Edmund

Sacramental Preparation:

Sacramental Preparation is hosted at St. Edmund Parish.  Information is published in our monthly newsletters section as it becomes available.

Religious Education:

All 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.

Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ reflects the Catholic faith as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. To explore this curriculum, please see Pearson's publishing website.

Pearson has recently shared a Student-Home Website that can be used in various ways. The purpose of this communication is to help the families celebrate their faith together using the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ resources that are available on the Student-Home website. The piece highlights the multimedia that is found on the website and includes login information for the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ grades that ECSD has implemented. It can be used in print or digital form for school, teacher, and parent council communications (newsletters, blogs, emails, teacher websites, etc.)

You can find both documents at this link: https://edmontoncatholicschool...

Our Parish Namesake: St. Edmund

St. Edmund traces its name back to the first pastor of the parish, Father Edmund Gaborit s.c.j. The parish was named after his patron St. Edmund of Abingdon.

St. Edmund, the eldest of four children, was born in 1170, in England. Shortly after his birth, he became extremely sick and was thought to have died, however, on being baptized, he immediately recovered. He appeared to be an ordinary child except for the fact that he felt drawn to long periods of prayer.

At the age of twelve, Edmund went to Oxford to study and eventually returned there to teach in the areas of mathematics and theology. He received his doctorate and was later ordained a priest. In 1234, he was named Archbishop of Canterbury and was reputed to be a man of virtuous life who experienced heavenly visitations.

His uncompromising stand for justice brought him in conflict with King Henry III, and he was forced to flee to France where he spent his time writing and preaching.

Edmund died on November 16, 1240. So many miracles occurred after his death that he was proclaimed a saint within six years.