Support Catholic Education
Here is a two and a half minute video about Catholic Education from CBC.
Did you know that Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish works in cooperation with 10 Catholic Schools:
St. Luke (K-8), Holy Redeemer (K-8), Holy Spirit (K-8), Jean Vanier (K-4), Madonna (K-4), École Père Kenneth Kearns (K-4), St. Theresa (5-8),
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (5-8), Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School (9-12), St. Isidore Home School & Outreach (K-12)
- Valeda House serves as a home for up to six young women, who either have young children or are expecting. Valeda House is operated entirely through donations and offers much-needed support to those who otherwise have found themselves without and alone. Valeda House not only a home to new mothers, it also offers a variety of programming to help them become stronger and more independent – helping them to build a solid foundation for their family – now and into the future. With operations entirely dependent on donations, CSS issued a call for support. Some may even call it a challenge, or a mission. EICS saw it as such and answered that call. Students, teachers, staff and parents joined forces to be a Valeda House champion; proving, once again, that we are stronger together as a faith community – rather than separate and apart.
- Mission Trip- On March 22nd, 2019, a group of 15 youth from Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School and St. Andre Bessetté Catholic School will be participating in the first ever EICS mission trip to Costa Rica. This eight-day mission trip is an opportunity for our students to be the hands and feet of Christ. We will have the opportunity with the community in the Santos area to help build and repair where the need is greatest, as well as connect with the people of Costa Rica. We will have the opportunity to serve as well as participate in receiving the sacrament of Eucharist during local masses in the community. We will also be acting locally in our communities of Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, and Edmonton, by serving those in need through initiatives at the Food Bank, as well as volunteering at shelters by prepping and serving meals to the homeless, as we know that the need is not only presented in countries like Costa Rica, but also within our own communities. These opportunities will help us encounter and strengthen our relationship with Christ Jesus.
- Faith and Sport- this is a photo of the ABJ Scots Football team following their game against the St. Joseph Celtics. Following the game both teams gathered at centre field and joined together in prayer. Faith is an important part of the ABJ Scots Football Club. They pray prior to every practice and include intentions offered up by players and coaching staff. There is prayer prior to and following each game. Once a week the team gathers in the chapel at the high school. Community service is expected. This year the team helped the Strathcona Christmas Bureau build their shelving for the Christmas season. The team also participated in Sight Night-a fundraising walk for those with vision challenges. They also did fundraising for breast cancer and wore their pink gear in support of the cause.
NOVEMBER 27, 28, 29 – 7:00 PM
FESTIVAL PLACE THEATRE
Tickets available at ABJ Office & Festival Place box office
$18 Adults & $15 students