Celebrate Catholic Education Sunday 2017
Please join us and the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories in celebrating Catholic Education Sunday on November 5, 2017. This Sunday is a day for rejoicing in the gifts of our Catholic Schools.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Phil 4:8).
Catholic education takes its lead from Jesus Himself: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” (Mt 28.19-20) Simply, this means announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ and helping one another to become His disciples.
2017 Catholic Education Sunday Bishop's Letter - English
2017 Catholic Education Sunday Bishop's Letter - French
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Alberta/NWT Bishops Pastoral Letter Regarding Catholic School Trustee Elections
Alberta municipal elections take place on October 16. The Alberta and Northwest Territories Bishops wrote a letter which reflects on the ministry of a Catholic school trustee. The Bishops strongly encourage all Catholics to participate in the election. In the letter, they go over some electoral considerations which are designed to help voters choose, in their own discernment, which candidate is the most appropriate for the office of school trustee. Below you will find a link to the letter in English and French.
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Alberta Municipal Elections are on October 16, 2017! Trustee Nomination date has now passed.
Are you called to this vocation? Are you considering running to be a Catholic School Trustee?
The ACSTA is pleased to release our Catholic School Trustee 2017 Election Guidebook. This booklet contains all the information one needs if they are thinking of running for trustee.
This booklet is meant to explore the unique place that Catholic schools have in Alberta. In addition, it will define the role of the Catholic school trustee and inform Catholic school electors of their unique role in the Catholic partnership between school, home, and parish. This booklet is intended only as an introduction and guide. For additional information, please contact your local Catholic school board, Alberta Education, the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association, or the Alberta School Boards Association.
What does a Catholic School Trustee Do?
As Catholic trustees, Catholic education is entrusted to us. We must hold within ourselves a deeper understanding of and commitment to the nature of Catholic education.
As Catholic trustees, we ensure that the essence of Catholic education, formed through partnership of home, school and parish, is recognized and supported in the political arena.
As Catholic trustees, we ensure the support and encouragement of our teachers and school staff by providing them with opportunities for faith formation
As Catholic trustees, we ensure that our educational leaders are able to examine their unique role in shaping the faith life of their school.
As Catholic trustees, we ensure that our students are seen as individuals and given the chance to study in a learning environment permeated by Gospel values and sacramental life.
As Catholic trustees, we are evangelizers of the good news of Christ in all aspects of our lives.
As Catholic trustees, we are stewards of our Catholic faith; with care, we tend to it in our own lives and we foster it in the lives of all whom we encounter
Catholic school trusteeship is a unique vocation which serves the Church and the community. The Catholic school trustee plays an integral part in ensuring that Christ is the heart and soul of every Catholic school. The uniqueness of Catholic education lies in the fact that its purpose and end is holiness.
For more information on Catholic schools in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Yukon, please contact the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association or your local Catholic school board.
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