November CCSD Board of Trustees’ Report

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Faith formation is a priority at the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD). To guide us in our faith journey, we have an annual faith theme. For the 2017-2018 school year, we have introduced a new three-year faith theme –“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” (Matthew 7:7)

This year, we will focus on the first part of the theme, “Ask, and it will be given you.” This theme speaks to the power of faith and prayer. Fostering a faith relationship with God through prayer is part of the ongoing work of Catholic education, as it is through prayer that we come to know God’s abundant love and mercy for us, are helped to become all that God wishes us to be and learn to live and act in God’s abiding presence.

Faith formation remains one of our four district priorities this year, as well as student success, student wellness and success for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students. Together with our district administration, we will focus on our faith theme, as well as our district priorities. We are thankful to our district administrators, teachers and staff; we know that through working together we can meet these priorities and help our students succeed.

In recognizing the value and importance of Catholic education, we encourage our community to celebrate Catholic Education Sunday at their local parish on November 4-5. During this weekend, there will be a special collection at each mass, with some funds going to the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF). The CCEF is a charitable organization that provides grants to support innovative programs and projects that touch the lives of students in our schools. We thank the CCEF for their support in providing enhanced educational opportunities for Calgary Catholic students and we look forward to celebrating the wonderful work that takes place throughout our province in Catholic schools.

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