Division Faith Calendar

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Friday, December 14, 2018
École Our Lady of the Rosary School - Advent Mass
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Our Lady of the Assumption (5033 47a Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G8)

The school community and members of the parish will come together on this date to celebrate Advent.

Please call Stephanie Hebert at 403-343-2568 for more information.

Friday, December 14, 2018
École Camille J. Lerouge School - Advent Celebration
Time: 9:15 am - 10:00 am
Location: École Camille J. Lerouge School (5530 42a Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3A8)

The school community will gather to celebrate the importance of Christmas during their Advent Celebration.

Please contact Shari Sullivan at 403-347-7830 for more details. 

Friday, December 14, 2018
St. Francis of Assisi Middle School - Advent Liturgy
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Middle School (321 Lindsay Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 3M1)

Father Len will be lead staff and students of St. Francis of Assisi Middle School in an Advent Liturgy on this date. Christian Spirit Awards for Term 1 will be given out after the Liturgy. Parents are welcome to attend.

Please contact Kris Zackowski at 403-314-1449 for more information.

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Third Sunday of Advent
Monday, December 17, 2018
Maryview School - Joyful Mystery Rosary
Location: Maryview School (3829 39 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6)

Maryview School students and staff will say one decade of the Joyful Rosary in the hallway. Everyone will have a rosary and stand by their locker. Administrators will lead on the intercom. This event will take place every day starting Monday, December 17 to Friday, December 21 at various times.

For more information, please contact Leslie McGourty at 403-347-1455.

Monday, December 17, 2018
École Our Lady of the Rosary School - Advent Celebration
Time: 8:45 am - 9:15 am
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)

The Third Week of Advent Celebration will be led by Mme Basta's Grade 1 French Immersion class. All families are welcome to join the school community at this event.

Please contact Nermine Basta at 403-343-2568 for more information.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
St. Teresa of Avila School - Advent Concerts
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. Teresa of Avila School (190 Glendale Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4P 2P7)

Please join students and staff as they entertain with their annual Advent Concert. This year's concert is separated into three events, all of which are the same in content but with different grade teams. The concerts run December 18, 19 and 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Please contact Katie Murphy for more information at 403-346-0505.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
École Our Lady of the Rosary School - Pre-Kindergarten Advent Concert
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)

Pre-Kindergarten students will perform an Advent Concert for their families and friends on this date. Monday/Wednesday students will perform on December 19 (2:30-3:00 p.m.) with Tuesday/Thursday students performing on December 18 (11:00-11:30 a.m.).

Please contact Tamara Neilly at 403-343-2568 for more information.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Holy Trinity Catholic School - Advent Mass
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Holy Trinity Catholic School (6610 57 St, Olds, AB T4H 0E1)

Grade 5 students will lead the school community through an Advent mass celebration in the gymnasium.

Please contact Tammy Stankievech at 403-556-9444 for more details. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
St. Patrick's Community School - Advent Mass
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: St. Patrick's Community School (300, 56 Holt St, Red Deer, AB T4N 6A6)

The school community will assemble to prepare for the birth of Jesus at Sacred Heart Parish on this date.

Please contact Nadine Rolheiser at 403-343-3238 for more information.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Holy Family School - Third Week of Advent
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Holy Family School (69 Douglas Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 2L3)

The school community will gather to celebrate the Christmas season at this event held in the gymnasium.

Please contact Mike Cellini at 403-341-3777 for more details. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
École Our Lady of the Rosary School - Pre-Kindergarten Advent Concert
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)

Pre-Kindergarten students will perform an Advent Concert for their families and friends on this date. Monday/Wednesday students will perform on December 19 (2:30-3:00 p.m.) with Tuesday/Thursday students performing on December 18 (11:00-11:30 a.m.).

Please contact Tamara Neilly at 403-343-2568 for more information.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
École Our Lady of the Rosary School - Advent Concert
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 will perform for their families and friends. Families with last names beginning with A to L are welcome to attend.

Please contact Lila Tighe at 403-343-2568 for more information.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
St. Gregory the Great Catholic School - Advent Concert
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. Gregory the Great Catholic School (105 Cottonwood Drive, Blackfalds, AB T4M 0M4)

The school community will put on an Advent Concert on both December 19 and 20.

Please contact Aaron Sewards at 403-885-1008 for more details.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
St. Martin de Porres School - Straight Outta Bethlehem
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Red Deer College (100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5)

Students welcome you to Red Deer College's Mainstage for an unforgettable performance. There will be two showtimes on December 19 with the first at 2:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. Each performance is roughly an hour in duration.

Please contact Kristie McCullough for more information at 403-347-5650.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
St. Matthew Catholic School - Christmas Concert
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Matthew Catholic School (5735 58th St, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1S2)

Pre-kindergarten to Grade 2 students will perform a Christmas Concert for friends and family in the school gymnasium on this date.

Please contact Chantal Boos for more details at 403-845-2836.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School - Advent Liturgy
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School (3821 39 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6)

The school community will gather for an Advent Liturgy in the gymnasium on this date.

Please contact Crystal Mason at 403-346-8951 for more information.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
École Our Lady of the Rosary School - Advent Concert
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 will perform for their families and friends. Families with last names beginning with M to Z are welcome to attend.

Please contact Lila Tighe at 403-343-2568 for more information.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
St. Elizabeth Seton School - Advent Concert & Celebration
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: École Secondaire Notre Dame High School (50 Lees St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2P6)

The school community invites you to celebrate the Advent and Christmas season with an evening of song and drama. This evening concert will be an experience for all to enjoy! This event will take place in the gymnasium at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School.

Please contact Sinead Armstrong at 403-343-6017 for more information. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018
École Mother Teresa School - Advent Concert
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: École Mother Teresa School (79 Old Boomer Rd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1Z4)

"No Wonder" is a Christmas worship musical for children created and written by Annette Oden, Lee Black and arranged by Jeff Sandstrom.

The musical encompasses "words that were deep yet simple. A gentle reminder that all of us have a gift to give; something of value held within the treasure chest of all God has sovereignly created us to be. We have something of worth that we can offer to Jesus. Each person's gift is different and unique, but of equal value in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. It's a powerful and eye-opening truth." This event will take place in the gymnasium. Doors open at 6:10 p.m.

Please contact Kim Klassen for more information at 403-887-6371.

Sunday, December 23, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Monday, December 24, 2018
Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Christmas Day
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Epiphany
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
École Camille J. Lerouge School - Epiphany Celebration
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (5508 48a Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3V6)

The school community will gather to celebrate the revelation of God in human form and his coming.

Please contact Shari Sullivan for more information at 403-347-7830.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School - Epiphany Mass
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church (6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 5X8)

The school community will celebrate Epiphany at Mass on this date.

Please contact Crystal Mason for more information at 403-346-8951.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Holy Family School - Epiphany Mass
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church (6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 5X8)

All are welcome to join the school community as they participate in a special Mass to celebrate Epiphany.

For more information, please contact Mike Cellini at 403-341-3777.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Schools are celebrating this day by:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. Please see the information below on what school communities are doing to celebrate this important day:

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshipping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, which commemorates the Passion of Christ.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Eucharist.

Friday, April 19, 2019
Good Friday

On this Good Friday, we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. May we never forget Jesus' ultimate selfless sacrifice, so that we might have eternal life.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Holy Saturday

In stillness, earth awaits the resurrection.

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday

We wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Easter! Through this Easter season may the love of the resurrected Lord, Jesus Christ help us rediscover the mercy of God.

Monday, April 22, 2019
Easter Monday
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ascension Day

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, also known as Holy Thursday, Ascension Day, or Ascension Thursday, commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Pentecost

Pentecost is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. This day commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.