Spotlight on Schools

Broadway in the Woods at St. Joseph the Worker CES

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School was proud to present, Broadway in the Woods, on June 14th. The show starred junior and intermediate students, as well as the primary choir from the Thornhill school. This marvelous musical was written and directed by Grade 5 teacher, Mario Tunzi…

Sacred Canoe Project Answers Call for Truth and Reconciliation

Sacred Heart Catholic High School recently launched the Sacred Canoe project, which was co-created by Dawn Ellis-Mobbs, Department Head of Arts; Julee Colucci, Visual Arts Teacher; and Glenn Marais, Artist in Residence. This team received funding from a Ministry grant as well as many other sources in order to enable the students to partner with the Town of Newmarket in creating an art gallery installation that aims to answer several of the "calls to action" as found within the Truth and Reconciliation Report.…

Thornhill School marks Canada's 150 with a "BEE-utiful" celebration!

With the help of Markham's Canada 150 Neighbourhood Grant program, St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation to mark Canada's sesquicentennial with a pollinator conservation project. On Tuesday, June 20, over 200 students created a native species pollinator garden inside of a very Canadian icon, a red canoe, as part of the "Butterflyway Project." …

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Bishop Kirkpatrick delivers gifts from Pope Francis to Kleinburg school

On June 15th, Bishop Kirkpatrick visited Pope Francis Catholic Elementary School to make a special delivery on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis! Students and staff were thrilled by the beautiful and unexpected surprise. Bishop Kirkpatrick, who officiated the Kleinburg's school's recent Solemn Blessing and Official Opening in April, visited Rome in the days immediately after the Blessing, along with the Bishops of Ontario.  The Bishops were fortunate to have an audience with Pope Francis.  At this meeting, Bishop Kirkpatrick told Pope Francis about the Solemn Blessing of the school in Ontario which bears his name…

 

Cardinal Carter CHS presents: Sacred Relics of the Saints

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora recently held a presentation about Catholic miracles and healings, complete with a display of sacred relics, on June 12th. Organized by the school's Chaplaincy Department, the presentation began with an assembly where Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross spoke about the more than 150 holy objects that were on display at the school. Some of the relics were as old as 2000 years…

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