Jean Vanier Catholic School

April 9th, 2020

Coronavirus Information in EICS

Please continue to reference the parent fact sheet - FAQs on the division website has it will be continually updated as information becomes available.

"Love First, Last, & Always"

We find ourselves in the midst of Holy Week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. This is a very sacred time of the liturgical year, a time when we would have traditionally have found ourselves in our churches alongside our families and faith communities. Holy Week is sure to look and feel very different this year. While so much has changed in such a short time, God’s abounding love and constant presence remains.

Lent is about to come to an end as we commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. I encourage you to continue to practice your faith from home. Using the technologies available, help us come together as a Body of Christ. Below you’ll find options to observe masses online and to participate in prayer as a family:

  • Click here for more information about the Archdiocese of Edmonton’s live streamed liturgies during Holy Week.
  • Click here for Holy Week observances at OLPH Church, including basket blessing on Saturday
  • Click here for the Eparchial April Newsletter addressing Holy Week Plans
  • Click here for liturgies you can use from home while observing Holy Week from the Liturgical Press

Keeping you all in my prayers,

Mrs. Beliveau

A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau

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"Alleluia" Collaborative Family Colouring

With Easter around the corner and the reality that we will be having a quiet weekend close to home, we wanted to share a little collaborative family colouring project you might wish to tackle. Download and print the Alleluia in celebration of Jesus' resurrection! (see below) Colour it together, snap a family photo with the poster, and send it our way! You'll be featured in next week's s'more email!

Family photos can be emailed to Mrs. Beliveau at

This week's Kindness Challenge: Spreading the Good News with chalk on sidewalks

Next Week's Kindness Challenge: Leave happy messages/pictures in your window for outside people to enjoy!

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Online Learning Protocol

Dear Parent or Guardian, and Students

Please be aware that any videos, pictures or other instructional content shared with you are for instructional purposes only within your home and your child. These are not to be re-shared to other platforms or individuals.Your cooperation with regards to this is much appreciated!

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We are now accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year! We are an English based preschool program with some Ukrainian fun! Program is for 4 year old's and will be based out Jean Vanier Catholic School in Sherwood Park. To obtain registration forms or if you have any questions, please email either or

*** PLEASE NOTE: The Little Orchard Sadochok Preschool has always ran with a volunteer board, typically comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. At a minimum, we require individuals to step up into the President and Treasurer roles - without these integral positions filled, we will be unable to move forward and run the program for the 2020/2021 school year. Fortunately we have had someone come forward to take on the Treasurer role (thank you!), but we are still actively seeking a President for the preschool. Please reach out to your Executive if you have any questions or wish to help. ***

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Online registration opens on February 1st!

To register for the Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten program for the 2020/2021 school year, your child must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020.

Click on this link for more information:

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Weekly bulletins are all available here!

Although masses are cancelled until further notice, the church is still open for personal prayer.

Please check regularly for updates as things transpire.

Please follow the parish facebook page for livestreams of adoration and other news and encouragement:

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St. Sophia's Parish Website

Divine Liturgies are currently suspended.

Please see Bishop David's letter in response to the pandemic here.

Jean Vanier Catholic School

To contact any of our staff members via email, on our website under the "Contact" tab, is a contact form that you can fill out. Select the staff member from the dropdown box you wish to contact, fill in your name, your email address, your message and hit send. Staff will receive emails and respond within 24-48 hours. Thank-you.

JV Mission & Vision Statements

Mission statement: We are a Catholic Community committed to developing educational opportunities in the context of the Gospel Values. A place where students' gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured through lifelong spiritual and personal experiences.

Vision Statement: inspiring a faith-filled learner with a spirit for knowledge, risk-taking & exploration on their lifelong learning journey. Impart God’s teachings through respect, empathy, love and compassion for others.