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'A New Beginning in Hope' - Archbishop Smith's message on the new School Year

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,

I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

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Online Rosary for Kamloops tragedy at 7 p.m.

Rev. Les Kwiatkowski is planning a rosary this evening (June 2, 2021) with 215 candles to honour of the 215 children whose remains were recently discovered at the Kamloops residential school. The rosary at Lac Ste. Anne will be livestreamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL797S1WP_vSnXosmjHbLXg at 7 p.m.

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Archbishop Smith speaks on Kamloops Residential School site discovery

In this short video, Archbishop Richard W. Smith speaks on the recent Kamloops Residential School site discovery.

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Oblates release statement on discovery of the remains of 215 children at Kamloops residential school

On behalf of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, I wish to express my heartfelt sadness and sincere regret for the deep pain and distress the discovery of the remains of children buried on the grounds of Kamloops Indian Residential School brings to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and other affected indigenous communities, especially family members of the deceased. I appreciate the sensitive and respectful way in which this difficult work is being carried out. This heart‐breaking discovery brings the tragedy of the residential school system into the light once again and demands that we continue to confront its legacy.

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Election result won’t be challenged, but Catholic trustee eligibility remains an issue

“We need to find a way to make clear the eligibility around running for trustee.”

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Election challenge raises questions about who qualifies as ‘Catholic enough’ for school board

A candidate’s challenge of the recent Edmonton Catholic school board election results is raising questions as to who can run as a trustee.

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Trustee candidate Suchy seeks to restore confidence in beloved Catholic schools

“...I think what qualifies me is I’m at the ground level. I’m a parent, my friends are parents, and we do not have a voice,” said Suchy. “I want to be that voice.”

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Pelech cites board experience and need for cohesion in run for ECS trustee seat

“For me it was very frustrating to watch what was going on with the past board,” said Pelech, a trustee from 2007 to 2010, who is running again in Ward 77 in southeast Edmonton.

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Young philosopher Johnson wants to bring passion for Catholic education to ECS board

“I think Catholic education is such a beautiful thing because it provides an education with the understanding that we’re not just brains but we are human beings who have minds but who also have souls and bodies. So it kind of speaks to all of the aspects of our humanity.”

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St. Albert trustee candidate Cecelia promises strong voice, strong faith, strong advocacy

“A strong voice and strong faith committed to the Church and its mission is what is needed today. In education, choices are better than no choices. Competition between boards is to the benefit of students in promoting programs that attract students.” 

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