Today we begin observance of Catholic Schools’ Week across the province of British Columbia. On March 19, 2021, the fifth anniversary of his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis has inaugurated the Year “Amoris Laetitia” on the joy and beauty of familial love, which will conclude on June 22, 2022. This year’s Catholic Independent Schools theme is One Family, One Hope in Christ and together, with over 22,000 students enrolled in 79 Catholic schools throughout the province, we celebrate the ways Catholic schools create environments where our Catholic story is shared and celebrated.
The Nelson Diocese currently enrolls 1196 students in 7 schools located in Penticton, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Trail, Nelson, and Cranbrook. During this special week student learning will be highlighted, our many accomplishments will be celebrated, and we honor all those staff members, parents, Council and Parent Group members, and pastors, who have contributed to our schools’ level of excellence. These activities will indeed look somewhat different than in past years due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Our sincere thanks are extended to the many parishioners throughout the diocese for their ongoing support of Catholic Education through volunteer activities, donations, financial assistance. We continue to ask for your prayers for our schools, our parishes, and our Diocese. Feel free to visit the Nelson Diocesan Schools’ website for more information about the schools of the diocese (www.cisnd.ca).
Holy Cross School celebrates…
Catholic Schools Week from January 29th until February 4th this year. The week includes learning, but the students will also enjoy many energizing games and activities – it is truly not a normal week of school.
Best of all, there are many faith-based activities, most notably a Mass on Thursday, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, and some quality time with Father Obi on other occasions during the week.
All of this is done to show our appreciation for the fantastic students and families who make up the school. It is also to show our joy in being sons and daughters of God who have come together to grow and learn while celebrating our faith in Our Risen Lord Jesus.
Please join us by praying for our school, and all of its students, families, and staff – and in return we will pray for you.