Our Faith

Notre Dame School is a family of faith, dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and living, loving, and learning together in relationship with God.

Catechetical Education infuses and permeates all we do, including classroom prayer tables, school masses, monthly virtues assemblies, and youth ministry programs. But more importantly, our school welcomes all people with love and kindness through the example and teachings of Jesus.

Notre Dame School offers the Born of the Spirit Catechetical Education program for all students in grades one to six. In addition, Catholic faith based education is offered in kindergarten and pre-school. For more resources, click here to visit our STAR Catholic Faith page.

Our Lady

Our Name Sake

Notre Dame “Our Lady” is in memorial to the mother of Jesus, Mary. “The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship. The Church rightly honours the Blessed Virgin. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of “Mother of God”, to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #971).

At Notre Dame School we honour our Blessed Mother several times a year through October (Month of the Rosary), celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 12), and in May (Month of Mary).

The title Our Lady of Guadalupe is given to Mary for the Americas as the Patroness of the Americas.

Sacraments

Notre School offers support for the sacramental preparation of St. Michael’s parish. The sacraments are a door way to meet Jesus, and we believe that students should have the opportunity to encounter Christ in the sacraments. Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion, and First Reconciliation are available through St. Michael’s parish. Currently, Notre Dame offers supports for students on their faith journey through the School of Virtues program, announcements of upcoming sacramental preparation events, and the Edge youth ministry program for grade five and six students.

For more information on receiving the sacraments, please click here for our home parish, St. Michael.

 

Sacramental Preparation at St. Michael’s Parish 2017-2018:

 Congratulations to all students who received Sacraments this past school year! 

First Reconciliation Classes :

Grades 2 & 3

  • Registration meeting for First Reconciliation/Confession/Penance classes will take place on the following dates on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm at St. Michael's Church. This first meeting is for parents only.
  • The other classes are:
    • October 11
    • October 18
    • October 25
  • Children must celebrate First Reconciliation/Confession/Penance before they make their First Communion. These classes are for children in grades 2 & 3 ONLY .
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First Communion Classes 

  • Starting early 2018.
  • Stay tuned for further information.

For more information, please contact  the Parish Office: 780-986-3253

Confirmation Classes : TBA 2017-2018 school year

In addition to the classes, Confirmation candidates are required to participate in a Saturday retreat and do 10 hours of service work. Children must be a minimum age of eleven or in Grade Six before Confirmation.

 

Please note, children must celebrate First Reconciliation before First Communion or Confirmation.

Religious Instruction

To be a catechist is a holy and noble vocation. Before children observe and study anything else, they observe and study their teachers. Thus, in religious instruction, the teacher becomes a living example for the children, and as such is called upon to be a model of faith.

At Notre Dame, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. Teachers at Notre Dame create a welcoming and nurturing environment where they and their children can enter more deeply into relationship with God. Along with the entire Christina community, they learn and grow in their faith.

Footnote: Born of The Spirit Series Year 5 p. 12

Monthly Masses

Fr. Silvichan welcoming students to our First Mass of the 2017-2018 school year.

Fr. Silvichan welcoming students to our First Mass of the 2017-2018 school year.

We love Jesus at Notre Dame. We gather as a community because we believe that we are the body of Christ and we come together to receive what we are: the Eucharist.

We celebrate masses and celebrations throughout the year. Each classroom has the opportunity to share in the divine liturgy by preparing a mass each year. Come out and join us!

Next Mass: October 10 - Thanksgiving Mass

9:30am  Notre Dame Gymnasium

 

St. Michael's Parish

Notre Dame School works in close connection with St. Michael’s Parish in Leduc. Student visit St. Michael’s for classroom fieldtrips, attend mass twice at year at the parish, participate in youth ministry programs, and prepare for the sacraments with Father Leo Hofman and Linda Boire, pastoral associate.

We value our connection with St. Michael’s as we believe a strong connection with the local church is vital in our faith based education here at Notre Dame. We believe the church grows and learns together and that it is more than a building but a group of people in relationship with Jesus, loving and serving others.

Parish Website