What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works-Hebrews 10:24-
Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading: Mark 1:21-28
Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit and his fame spreads throughout Galilee.
Jesus orders the spirit to be quiet and drives the unclean spirit out of the man. Jesus’ ability to heal those possessed by demons is an indication of his power over evil. Possession by unclean spirits may have been a way to describe what we might call mental illness today. The crowds see in Jesus’ cure of the possessed man further affirmation of his authority. Jesus’ power to heal gives greater credence to his teaching. Jesus impresses the crowds through his words, which are manifested with power in his deeds. Mark’s Gospel tells us that because of the authority with which he healed, Jesus’ fame spread throughout all of Galilee.
Wednesday, February 3
Winter Walk Day - a day that encourages people across Alberta to be active outdoors in winter. Open the door and go for it!
Dress for the weather
2021-2022 Registrations are now open!
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registrations open tomorrow February 1, 2021. Check out our website for more information.
Pre-Kindergarten students must turn 4 before December 31, 2021
Kindergarten students must turn 5 before December 31, 2021.
Please contact Mrs. Posavec if you have any questions at 780-416-9526 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elk Island Catholic School Assurance Survey
As part of the Elk Island Catholic School Assurance process, we would like to invite you to participate in the linked survey. The survey is important as we use the results to inform planning at Holy Spirit Catholic School for the 2021/2022 school year. This survey complements and is provided to all grade 4-12 students, all staff, and all parents in our division.
The survey linked was emailed to all parents. Please check your spam folder if you did not receive it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WD55B9
If you have children in multiple schools, we ask that you complete one survey for each individual school. If you have a child who has attended St. Isidore Learning Centre full time for remote learning, identify your school as St. Isidore Learning Centre.
If you have a child in grade 4, 7, or 10, you may receive a survey from Alberta Education. If so, we would encourage you to complete both surveys. The survey will remain open until Thursday, February 18, 2021. If you have questions, please contact us at 780-467-8896, or toll free at 1-800-996-9982. Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.
Holy Spirit artist gets the gold(fish)
If you are interested in this program, please
1. Finish submitting your registration for the regular EICS Tuesday/Thursday
Kindergarten programming, which is submitted to the school where your
child will attend Kindergarten.
2. Then on the main screen of SchoolEngage please also submit a registration
for Nature Kindergarten using the form titled B.3) Nature Kindergarten
Report Card Information
Please contact Mrs. Posavec at email@example.com or at 780-416-9526 if you need assistance with your PowerSchool account.
Our Week in picture
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
OLPH Parish News
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
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:
- Direct on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark/videos/
- 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)
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: email@example.com
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!
Holy Spirit Catholic School
- Friday, February 12-Kindergarten MW
Monday, February 15 - No School - Family Day
Friday, February 19 - Kindergarten TT
Wednesday, February 24 - Pink shirt day & Virtual Parent Council Zoom Meeting-Everyone is welcome
Friday, February 26 - Kindergarten MW
Friday March 5 - No School for students-Professional Development Day