Pope Francis, in March, announced the decision to add the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church on the Monday after Pentecost (May 21, 2018). The Pope hopes this feast day will, “encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a genuine Marian piety.” Father Paul Kavanagh, director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, reaffirmed by sharing the following statement, “it’s great that this feast day has been added. I think Pope Francis recognizes the importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her association with the Apostles and Christ, and the feast of Pentecost.” Let us be reminded, on this very important Feast Day, how Mary intercedes for the Church, as a mother does for her children. Just as Mary did at the time of the original Pentecost, praying in the upper room for her beloved Son, let us join in prayer and unity understanding our own discipleship, loyalty, and commitment to the Church.
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The Catholic Dimension is a newspaper published twice annually by the Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association. It highlights current issues in Catholic education in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon, as well as events in our Catholic schools.
Highlights of this issue include:
We hope you will enjoy the winter 2017 issue of The Catholic Dimension. Inside you will find:
• An article about the election of our new Vice President, Paul M. Bourassa
• ACSTA 2017 AGM & Convention Highlights and awards
• An article on the trustee luncheon with the Minister of Education
• Updates from our President, Adriana LaGrange, and Executive Director, Dean Sarnecki
• An article from our legal counsel, Dentons Canada LLP
• Submissions from Christ the Redeemer, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic, Calgary Catholic, and Elk Island Catholic
• Catholic Education Sunday Supplementary letter from the Bishops
• A submission from the Archdiocese of Edmonton on their new news portal, Grandin Media
• Toonies for Tuition logo design and poster contest
• A submission from Development & Peace Western region on the Curricular Resources Development Workshop 2017
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Winter 2017 Catholic Dimension
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