What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

January 25-29

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength -Deuteronomy 6:5-

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Mark 1:14-20

Today’s Gospel describes how Jesus called his first disciples and the immediacy with which these men dropped everything to follow him. We can only begin to imagine what Jesus’ presence must have been like to invoke such a response in these first disciples. While a few of us might relate to such a radical conversion, many of us would find such a sudden change in ourselves or in another person unsettling. There are few things for which we would willingly drop everything. And yet this is the immediacy with which these first disciples responded to Jesus. These first disciples were willing to drop everything in order to make Jesus and the Kingdom of God the most important things in their lives.

How do we feel when someone asks us to drop everything to help him or her? For many of us, it is not easy to drop everything to respond to the needs of another.


Wild stories about Jesus - Mark 1:16-20

Important Dates

Wednesday, January 27

  • Virtual School Council Meeting (6:30 pm) - Everyone is welcome to join

Friday, January 29

  • No School for students- Staff Professional Development Day
  • Report Cards are live in PowerSchool Parent Portal at 9 am-More information below

Report Card Information

Report Cards will be live in your PowerSchool Parent portal as of 9:00 am on January 29, 2021. Please log on to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to view and print your child's report card.

Please contact Mrs. Posavec at brigittep@eics.ab.ca or at 780-416-9526 if you need assistance with your PowerSchool account.

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2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration information

Kindergarten registrations will open February 1, 2021. Eligible Kindergarten registration is for children who will turn 5 before December 31, 2021.

Please contact Mrs. Posavec if you have any questions at 780-416-9526 or at brigittep@eics.ab.ca

2020-2021 Yearbook orders

Have you ordered your yearbook for this year?

In order for us to be able to maintain the price and be able to provide yearbooks we need to have a minimum order of 120 books. We are far from that goal.

Yearbooks are a special keepsake of your child's year of learning at Holy Spirit Catholic School. They are filled with the memories of friends, activities and events that are part of your child's life. Time goes quickly and memories fade but a yearbook will bring a smile, a laugh and help us to reminisce in years to come. Don't miss out on the chance to get a little piece of history at Holy Spirit School.

To order, go to the PowerSchool parent portal where fees are paid and select the option to add the yearbook to your cart. Payment must be made before your order is complete and placed. Cost of the yearbook is $25.00.

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School Fees

School fees are due.

Please check your PowerSchool parent portal regularly for updates to school fees as well as for notes from your teacher stating that fees have been added. Please contact Mrs. Posavec at brigittep@eics.ab.ca if you have any questions.

Our Week in Pictures

Grade 4 classes lead our assembly

OLPH Parish News

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Sunday Mass

Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Sign up for mass at www.OLPH.ca

Livestream for any celebration happening in OLPH Parish. You can choose:

  1. Direct on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark/videos/
  2. Parish website: https://www.olph.ca/video/ (if you open the page before the event has started and your video is not yet streaming, please wait, hit refresh and play)

Sacramental Information

Is your child in Grade 2 or Older?

First Communion means that this will be the first time that a child is participating “fully” in the Mass by receiving the Eucharist. Just like we begin every Mass by praying the Penitential (Act of Contrition) to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, First Reconciliation must be completed prior to First Holy Communion.

Registration form here and deadline Friday, February 5. Please include a copy of your child’s BAPTISM CERTIFICATE and $30 registration fee. For more information, or to register, email: sacraments@olph.ca

Spring Session Dates

Parent Orientation Zoom Meeting

Choice of Monday, February 8 at 1:00 pm or

Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 pm

Virtual Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents

Saturday, February 27, 12:00 pm

First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church)

Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 am

Virtual First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents TBA

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice (at the Church)

Choice of Monday, April 19 or Wednesday, April 21 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Masses

Choice of Saturday, May 1 at 5:00 pm,

Sunday, May 2 at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm

As you prepare your child to receive these sacraments for the first time, may this also be a special time for you – of deepening your own understanding of the Mass, and of growing in faith for the whole family!

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Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, February 3 - Early Out-dismissal at 2:10 pm

  • Thursday, February 4 - No School - Teachers' Convention
  • Friday, February 5 - No School - Teachers' Convention
  • Monday, February 15 - No School - Family Day