Catholic Education

Catholic Education Week: Living as Joyful Disciples

May 5 - 10th, 2019

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week.

This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples” and will be celebrated during the week of May 5 – May 10.

In the section of the Ontario Bishops' letter Renewing the Promise entitled, “A Community that Forms Joyful Disciples,” we read, “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.”

The five sub-themes for Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples are:

  • Rooted in Prayer
  • Living in Community
  • Doing Justice and Creating Hope
  • Journeying Together in Faith
  • Sharing the Good News

Catholic Education Week Prayer

Loving God, We thank you for our Catholic school community where we can journey in faith together. Help us to accompany each other in our learning as we grow, living as joyful disciples of Jesus and bringing good news to the world. May your love speak to our hearts, helping us to bring hope to others and a commitment to justice in all we do. We make this prayer through Jesus, our Lord and teacher. Amen.

Everyone is encouraged to check out the activities happening in your local Catholic School communities! All are welcome!

We Need You - Speak up for Catholic Eduation

Your voice and action is needed today. It is time to "Speak Up For Catholic Education" and protect what we value.

Take Action with Together in Faith's quick and easy tool to send a prewritten letter in support of Catholic education to your local Member of Provincial Parliament.

"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

Catholic Culture Updates

Renewing the Promise - A Pastoral Letter

Our Catholic Education News

Celebrating our School Feasts

Celebrating our School Feasts

Each of our schools is distinctively named in honour of one of our many saints or using one of the titles in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Our Lord.

Our School Feast Days are great opportunities to remember who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going in Christ and through the Holy Spirit.

Holy Angels: October 2

Holy Saviour: There is no formal Feast of the Holy Saviour in the church calendar, but a good alternative would be the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday in Ordinary Time, which falls this year on November 26.

Our Lady of Fatima: May 13

Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 (Also World Day of Prayer for the Sick)

Saint Brigid: February 1

St. Edward (the Confessor): October 13

St. Hilary: January 13

St. Joseph: March 19

St. Martin of Tours: November 11 (Also Remembrance Day)


Catholic Virtues "Caught in the Act"

Holy Angels School Catholic Virtues Caught in the Act

Although respect is the virtue for the month for September, this Grade 2 student, is "Caught in the Act" of helping his classmate tie his shoes!

At Holy Angels, we celebrate getting "Caught in the Act" - demonstrating any of the virtues regardless of the monthly focus.

Holy Angels Catholic School's hope is to empower our students to be leaders ... to be stewards of Christ.

One kind gesture could be such a big deal! This act of kindness shows compassion and empathy for others.  A kind gesture such as this helps the students build relationships and trust with each other and ensures a positive start to the morning. Helping each other also helps build confidence and leadership in our students.

"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things". Saint Mother Teresa
Student helping another student tie his shoes.

Graduation 2017

Congratulations to all Superior North Catholic District School Board Grade 8 Graduates!

On behalf of Superior North Catholic District School Board Trustees and Staff we wish you all the best in your future endeavours! We are so proud of the Catholic leaders you have become!

Pictured below is the Holy Angels Catholic School Graduating Class of 2017. On the left is Kim Figliomeni, principal of Holy Angels, Grade 8 Teacher, Rob Fenton and on the right is Father Sawchuk.  

Photo Pictured Above is the graduating class of Holy Saviour Catholic School with Principal is Terri Harmer. Holy Saviour grade 8 teacher is Kayla Greco.

Pictured Below is a St. Brigid Catholic School Graduate of 2017. Joanne Hoffman is the principal of our Nakina school and Ben Jewiss is the grade 8 teacher.

Graduation photos
Pictured Above: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Graduates from Manitouwadge with teacher Karly Baker. Principal - Daniel Stargratt
Saint Edward Catholic School Graduation 2017
Photo, St. Edward Catholic School Graduates. Peter Kutok is the principal and teacher Nina Merritt.
Saint Hilary Graduation 2017

Photo, St. Hilary Catholic School Graduates. BJ Mercier, Principal and Teacher Joane Ryan.

Pictured Above is St. Joseph School in Geraldton. The Principal of St. Joseph Catholic School is Pina Luomala and Teacher is Bobbi Mercer.


Catholic Graduate Expectations
Graphic, Catholic Graduate Expectations