Religious Studies Education
The formation of our students’ faith is our primary goal. While this manifests itself in all that we do through our daily interactions, completion of three formal religious studies courses is compulsory.
To meet graduation requirements, every student is expected to successfully complete three religion courses: Religious Education (RC) 15, 25, and 35 (or Religions of the World 35). These courses are all credited and are applied toward the graduation diploma.
All students are required to take Religion 15 in a traditional class at our school in order to create a community of faith. Religion 25 and 35 may be taken with École Secondaire Notre Dame High School, Summer School, or online. Our school has youth ministers that work with our students to promote a deeper relationship with God within our Catholic community.
Each school day begins with a prayer, which is led by a student or staff member. While prayer is being said, everyone is expected to stand still and reverently listen. Classroom teachers, coaches, and club advisors incorporate additional prayer opportunities throughout the day.
This room is a special place in the school, designed and furnished to encourage an atmosphere for prayer, celebration, and meditation. Students are welcome to visit and are encouraged to use it as a quiet place to reflect and pray.
We have a relationship with Sacred Heart Parish, St. Mary’s Parish and St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, as well as an affiliation with Our Lady of Peace Parish in Innisfail and Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Sylvan Lake. We frequently hold religious ceremonies and celebrations. Our school is pleased to have the parishes as partners in the promotion of youth faith development.