St. Mary's Catholic School
Weekly Snapshot Newsletter-Week of April 9 - 13th
A Blessed Divine Mercy Sunday and Happy Ukrainian Easter to all! Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:
A - Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
B - Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
C - Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.
This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.
The message and devotional practices proposed in the Diary of Saint Faustina and set forth in this web site and other publications of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception are completely in accordance with the teachings of Church and are firmly rooted in the Gospel message of our Merciful Savior. Properly understood and implemented, they will help us grow as genuine followers of Christ.
Spend time to learn more about the mercy of God, learn to trust in Jesus, and live your life as merciful to others, as Christ is merciful to you.
Parent - Teacher - Student Conferences April 11th 3:30 - 8:30PM
4 gold and 2 bronze for St. Mary’s Jr. Badminton this weekend! Amazing result team!
Congratulations to Colby Shedney and Alex Senko who helped build a playground for a school in Hopkins, Belize over spring break as part of the Vegreville Rotary interact club. Great job Saints! Way to go changing the world!
Please take a moment to complete the short survey in the link below regarding the Rotary Bike and Skate Park
Our Religious Education 35 Mentors had a great time this past week at St. Martin's making "TP Costumes" :)
Connections Project Newsletter Bite: Collective Effervescence
Connecting with others plays a key role in boosting our positive mental health.
Collective effervescence is a term we learned this year that taps into the positive power of the collective.
Collective effervescence describes collective moments of joy.
We experience it when we connect to something bigger than ourselves.
It is about sharing in our humanity.
It’s that feeling you get at a concert when everyone is singing along...the feeling of electricity when your favorite team makes the playoffs...that feeling of shared excitement and pride when we sing “O Canada” at the start of an event...when we gather together at church and you feel truly connected.
How can we work to add more moments of collective effervescence into our lives?
For more on collective effervescence check out Brene Brown’s Braving the Wilderness
Check out some of the Beautiful Easter / Religious art adorning our walls at St. Mary's!
The Guitar club hard at work learning a new song! Students are able to join anytime!
Congratulations to our "March Madness" Winners!!!
One to One Technology Initiative - INFO
Gearing up for Year 3 of the One-to-One Technology Program
With the successful implementation of the One to One technology program, EICS is excited to enter into year 3 of the initiative.
Beginning in September of 2018-2019, the option to purchase or lease to own a Chromebook will be offered by Staples and not directly from the school.
Because of the positive feedback we’ve received from you about the service and support provided by Staples, we continue to recommend them to our parent community.
Here is a link to their most recent offer, which now includes payment options.
We will continue to maintain a small inventory of Chromebooks at the school in the event that the student forgets to bring or charge their own device.
Any further questions, please contact your school administration.
Important dates / Looking ahead:
April 11th - Parent Teacher Interviews : 3:30 - 8:30PM
April 24th - St. Mary's Open House - 5:30 - 7:30PM
April 30th - Adoration Mass - to begin our week of Eucharistic Adoration at the school
Jr. High Badminton
Junior High Badminton Dates:
April 10th Tuesday - Exhibition games at ABJ (Sherwood Park) for the 8/9 team
April 14th Saturday - St. Mary’s/Veg. Comp. Tournament
Grade 7&8 Team, Grade 8&9 Team
April 21th Saturday - Fultonvale Grade 8&9 Tournament
April 24th Tuesday - EIPS School tournament (Fort Sask)
Grade 7&8 Team, Grade 8&9 Team