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November 16 - 18, 2018

Location: The Westin Edmonton - 10135 - 100 Street
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM

ACSTA Welcomes Fr. Daniel Horan
2018 AGM and Convention

  • Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY)
  • Assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago
  • Author of twelve books. Most recently wrote All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation

Friday PM:  The Foolishness of Christianity (1 Corinthians 1:18-31)

In this presentation, Fr. Dan will lead us in exploring the richly scriptural foundations for understanding the logic and wisdom of God as foolishness in the eyes of the world and consider the ways in which we need to rethink our faith, prayer, and practice.


Saturday AM Session 1:  The Radical Call of Baptism  (Matthew 5:3-12)

Drawing on the wisdom of Pope Francis in his homilies, addresses, and recent apostolic exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad: On Christian Holiness(2018), Fr. Dan invites us to consider what it means to recognize and embrace our universal call to holiness rooted in the radical call of Baptism.

Saturday AM Session 2: Social Justice: Embracing the Gospel Life(Micah 6:8)

In our contemporary age the term “social justice” has been coopted and complicated by those who wish to water down or ignore the practical dimensions of Christian living. This presentation returns us to the scriptural mandate that calls every believer to become someone who lives the Gospel life by word and deed.

Guest Room Block

The Westin Edmonton 10135 - 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

You can reserve rooms by calling 1-800-937-8461. To receive the group rate, delegates must identify themselves as Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association (ACSTA) delegates. Both the ACSTA and ASBA blocks are merged for booking purposes so delegates do not need to book 2 rooms in separate blocks. You simply need to ask for the ACSTA block and you will be able to book multiple nights.

As has been the practice, a deposit equal to (1) night room and tax is required at the time of booking in order to secure a reservation. Deposits paid by individuals are refundable if notice is received by The Westin at least 14 days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Over Flow Guest Rooms

Chateau Lacombe Hotel  10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, AB  Canada  T5J 1N7

In the event that the Westin Edmonton block is sold-out, ACSTA has negotiated an open block with the Chateau Lacombe.  The Guestroom rate includes:  Full hot breakfast and parking for one vehicle.

To book on-line:


Guests may also call the hotel directly 1-800-661-8801 or 780-428-6611, Monday thru Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm. and book under the Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association AGM & Convention Block Code: 20181116ALB