"Our [Catholic] communities celebrate what matters most – inclusivity, diversity, excellence and faith.
Our schools produce graduates who are responsible citizens, caring family members and collaborative contributors to the common good of society.
These are values that we celebrate and share with all Ontarians."
from Together in Faith
During the week of May 6 to May 11, 2018 the Superior North Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education
has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental
values that underpin Catholic education.
The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is:
Catholic Education: Renewing the Promise / L’éducation catholique: Renouveler la promesse
For a full schedule of activities for all schools click here.
The theme for CEW 2018 draws upon previous documents on Ontario Catholic education, namely, “This Moment of Promise” (1989), “Fulfilling the Promise” (1993)
and “Our Catholic Schools” (2006-2007). These three documents, while several years apart from each other, all speak of the unique mission of Ontario
Catholic education, the importance of its shared leadership by all those involved in Catholic education and the critical role of Catholic education
in contemporary society.
Catholic Education Week 2018 combines the themes of reconciliation, solidarity, love, justice and ecology.
There are five sub-themes, one for each day of Catholic Education Week and they are aimed at helping staff and students to reflect more fully on what Renewing
the Promise means to them.
The five sub-themes are:
Day 1: Remembering the Promise / Faire mémoire de la promesse
Day 2: The Promise is Within You / La promesse est en toi
Day 3: Praying the Promise / Prier la promesse
Day 4: Living the Promise / Vivre la promesse
Day 5: Proclaiming the Promise / Annoncer la promesse
Catholic Education Week is marked by special activities at all grade levels, including prayer celebrations and service activities.
We invite you to visit your local schools this week and to participate in any of our activities as we celebrate Catholic Education Week 2018!
Faith Day and Celebration of Excellence
April 27, 2018 was a professional development day for Superior North Catholic District School Board (SNCDSB) teachers, support and administrative staff
The celebration began with a Mass led by Fr. Terry Sawchuk. Following mass, staff gathered at the Michael King Hall with opening remarks from Sister Stephanie
Romiti, Faith Formation & Catholicity Lead at SNCDSB. Keynote speaker for the event was David Wells, world-renowned Catholic motivational speaker,
and opening remarks from Acting Director of Education, Barbara Spadoni and Bishop Fred Colli who reflected on the importance of Catholic education.
During the day, the Superior North Catholic District School Board also hosted its 22nd annual Celebration of Excellence event. Staff were recognized and
received their pin for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 years of service.
Kayla Greco, Holy Saviour Catholic School
Jason Belisle, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Aaron Baker, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Ben Jewiss, St. Brigid Catholic School
Terry Ray, St. Edward Catholic School
Jennifer Ray, St. Edward Catholic School
Stacy McGuire, St. Edward Catholic School
Melissa Nystrom, St. Hilary Catholic School
Terri Nichols, St. Hilary Catholic School
Sonia Landry, St. Martin Catholic School
Pina Luomala, St. Joseph Catholic School
Julie Howe, St. Joseph Catholic School
Danielle Luby, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Samantha Brown, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Francine Batog, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Paulette Godin, Holy Saviour Catholic School
Jessica Marcotte, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Natalie Soos, St Edward Catholic School
Nina Merritt, St. Edward Catholic School
Carol Barnes, Trustee
Velvet Bouchard, Catholic Education Centre
Cara Figliomeni, Holy Angels Catholic School
Kelly Haliski, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Claudette Abraham, St. Brigid Catholic School
Angela Gainer, St. Edward Catholic School
Susan Lemieux, St. Edward Catholic School
Mia Laframboise, St. Edward Catholic School
Courtney Currie, St. Edward Catholic School
Jerry Nardi, St. Hilary Catholic School
Joanne Camire, St. Joseph Catholic School
Debbie Gignac, St. Joseph Catholic School
Diane Trepanier, Our Lady of Fatima
Louise Zechner, St. Edward Catholic School
Melanie Glaister, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Betty-Jane Roman-Mercier, St. Hilary Catholic School
Dana Allen, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Louise Wielgosch-Hawrish, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
The Board acknowledged and celebrated the contributions of retirees:
Scott Adams, Catholic Education Centre
Lise Hachey, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Joanne Hoffman, St. Brigid Catholic School
Debbie Kuruliak, St. Hilary Catholic School
Nancy Ritch, St. Joseph Catholic School
The Superior North Catholic District School Board feels strongly that it is important to acknowledge the wonderful, dedicated and talented individuals
that make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for supporting Catholic education.
"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."
St. Martin Catholic School Lenten Activities
During the season of Lent St. Martin Catholic School in Terrace Bay has been learning what it means to enter into a season of spiritual preparation and
The grade one and two class mixed, rolled and baked the traditional bread of Lent (the pretzel), which represents arms crossed in prayer, as a reminder
that prayer is an important part of our Lenten journey.
The grade one and two class has also prepared for their Journey to the Cross through a personal and class Lenten promise, as well as personal Lenten
prayers and the reenactment of the Stations of the Cross.
The students learned about forgiveness through a special art project with Ms. Godin and our Faith Formation and Catholicity Coordinator, Sister Stephanie.
"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."
New Evangelization Summit
APRIL 27-28, 2018
Live Streamed from Ottawa to Terrace Bay
Join over 3000 Catholics across Canada and the USA at this premier conference for the new evangelization. The summit will be held live in Ottawa on April
27-28th and will feature 6 world-class Catholic speakers on the New Evangelization including Curtis Martin, Sr. Anne Shields, George Weigel, Patrick
Madrid, Christy Dupuis and Michael Dopp. The NES has been designed to inspire Catholics and help them live out their personal call to evangelize. Terrace
Bay is incredibly excited to be a host site for NES. The conference will be live streamed from Ottawa to Terrace Bay. Be inspired, receive formation,
and connect with other Catholics.