Jean Vanier Catholic School

October 11th, 2019

"Love First, Last, & Always"

In the Gospel this past Sunday, Jesus tells us that if we have faith, even the size of a mustard seed, that it will be enough in God’s eyes. Now a mustard seed is a very small seed, but as it turns out, the amount of faith we have doesn’t matter, because God is the one doing the “heavy lifting”. Even if you feel your faith is small, God can (and will!) accomplish great things through you.

But don’t let this fool you. It is still important for us to continue to strengthen our faith, through prayer, participation in the sacraments, reading God’s word, and humble service. A strong faith helps us handle adversity in our lives and it is the greatest gift we can pass on to our children.

Whatever faith you offer God will be enough. It is not about how much faith we have, but what we are doing with the faith He has given us. Exercise the faith of a mustard seed in your daily life, and God will truly work in extraordinary ways.

A Message from our school Chaplin - Mrs. Beliveau

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Looking Ahead...

Mon. Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving: No school

Tues. Oct. 15th: School Mass at OLPH church 10am. Please Join Us!

We will be walking to the church.

Fri. Oct. 18: Family Fall Dance

Oct. 24- Picture Retake Day Whole School and & Sadochok Retake Day

Oct. 25- ECS M/W

JV Community Learners

Halloween Party

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Start collecting your old shoes

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Halloween Party

News from PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

Next Meeting -


If you are willing to help out please contact Shawna Molnar(PAC president)at or please call the school at 780-467-3633 to express your interest in helping with this important project!

News from BUCPS


The next scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, November 19 @7: 00 PM at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School.

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Fall Program Guide for FCS

Circle of Security Parenting Group

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Parenting sessions in the community

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Find out what is happening at OLPH!

What: OLPH Parish Member Engagement Survey

Who: All members aged 18 and older, and anyone who considers him or herself a part of the OLPH Parish

Why: To gather your views on the health of our parish. Your participation in the Gallup Survey will help set a future spiritual pathway for our OLPH Parish. Engaged parishes are flourishing faith communities!

When: September 27 – October 20/19

How: You can to complete the survey one of 3 ways:

· Use this link on your Smart Phone, Tablet or Home Computer: Connect to Gallup URL:


· Go to OLPH Website: – click on

Link to Gallup URL:


· Paper Survey. Available at all weekend Masses, the Parish Office and Catholic Schools in Sherwood Park and Ardrossan between September 27 – October 20/19. Complete and drop into Gallup Survey Box in Foyer of Church and/or in Gallup Survey Box at Parish Office.

Please call the Parish Office if you have any questions (780-467-5470).

The Gallup Survey is anonymous. All members of household ages 18 and older participate complete individually. One survey per person.


Parish Bulletin for Sunday Oct. 13/19

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St. Sophia's Parish Website

Noteworthy Information from St. Sophias:

  • Beginning in January, First Communion classes will be on Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00.

  • First Confession will take place on March 21 and First Holy Communion follows on March 22.

  • For more information and to register, please contact Lisa Melnychuk at or 780-922-0201

10:00 am on Sunday at Madonna school with Sunday school the 2nd ,3rd and 4th Sundays of the month and the 1st Sunday being Fr Rendy’s children’s Liturgy.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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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.