Jean Vanier Catholic School

October 18th, 2019

"Love First, Last, & Always"

In October we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, so we recognize October as the month of the rosary. Classes are spending time this month learning and praying the rosary. Some students have made simple decade (10 bead) rosaries to help them pray and other classes have headed outside on a rosary walk! During open chapel time, students are invited to gather and pray a decade at recess.

  • We pray the rosary because it’s a powerful prayer to God, through His mother, Mary.

  • The word “rosary” comes from the Latin word “roserius” which means “garland of roses” and “beads” means “to pray.”

  • The prayers of the rosary called “mysteries” are meant to help us meditate on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

If you are interested in learning more about how to pray the rosary, please explore this How to Pray the Rosary infographic. The free app Laudate is a simple, yet spectacular, resource you may wish to explore. Whether you pray the rosary or simply pray from your heart, God hears all prayers.

A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau

We love praying the Rosary

Looking Ahead...

No assembly this week: NEXT assembly Mon. Oct. 28th at 12:30 pm Join Us! Hosted by grade 2/3M class

Mon. Oct. 21st: Bring in your Used shoes for Waste Reduction week

Federal Election - Our School is a Polling station. Parking may be limited!

Tues. Oct. 22nd: 2A in School Field Trip, - Priest Visits begin.

Wed. Oct. 23rd: Hot Lunch . - ECS in School Field Trip AM

Thurs. Oct. 24th: ECS in School Field Trip. -Picture Retake Day Whole School and & Sadochok

Fri. Oct. 25th: ECS M/W

Sun, Nov 3rd: Catholic Education Sunday Masses

8:30 am at OLPH Parish

10:00 am at St. Sophias Parish

Halloween Party

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Bring in your Old shoes this week

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Halloween Party

News from PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

Next Meeting - Nov 18th, @6:00pm in the Library. All Welcome!

Family Dance tonight 5:30-8:30

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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

Parenting sessions in the community

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Find out what is happening at OLPH!

This weeks Parish Bulletin - Oct 20th

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.


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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

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