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Here we see a picture ofgrade 4 the Grade Four Classroom receiving their personal copy of the Bible. In the background is Fr. Rocque, the parish priest for Turgeon School. Even though he is very busy, he always takes time to be present during the Bible Presentation service.


survivorMr. Nate Leipciger, a holocaust survivor, speaks to students of St. Mary High School and Rivier Academy on Friday, November 20, 2015.Nate Leipciger was born in 1928, in Chorzow, Poland. He survived the Sosnowiec
Ghetto and the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Fünfteichen, GrossRosen, Flossenberg, Leonberg, and Dachau. Nate and his father were liberated in May 1945, and immigrated to Canada in 1948.



St. Anne Choir had a wonderful opportunity to sing with Norman Foote while he played a concert at the E.A. Rawlinson centre.



Here is a beautiful image created by the grade 1 students at Ecole Holy Cross to celebrate All Saints Day.


Papal Nuncio Visits Prince Albert!

nuncio 2We had the honour to ‘Celebrate Catholic Education in Saskatchewan’ with a very special guest, the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi.

Our day began with a beautiful Mass at Rivier Academy presided by His Excellency, Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi.

We then proceeded to École St. Anne School and were welcomed by many great student ambassadors who made us all feel very welcome!

Our program began with an opening prayer along with École St. Anne School Choir, under the direction of Janice Manning, sang “Here I am to Worship”.  Beautiful voices sang for all of our special guests!nuncio1

The four Boards of Education; Light of Christ Catholic School Division (North Battleford), Lloydminster Catholic School Division, Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division and Prince Albert Catholic School Division presented “Celebrating Catholic Education in Saskatchewan” to the Papal Nuncio.  We were then honoured to receive his address, many blessings and final prayer from the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi.

In the evening, a Diocesan Mass was held at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  The St. Mary Student Choir, under the direction of Caley Skomorowski, participated in the Mass presided by the Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi and Bishop Albert.  St. Mary High School hosted the Diocesan gathering for fellowship where St. Mary High School was also privileged to receive the Papal Nuncio’s blessings!


Chad & Megan embark on a Spiritual journey

chad meganTwo teachers from our division took a year’s leave of absence to embark on a journey to deepen their faith. After bicycling to Southern
California, they decided to fly to India to spend a month seeing how Mother Teresa lived. Here are a few sentences that describe that spiritual experience.

Mother Teresa truly left a mark; she put ‘skin’ on the truth of the Christian message in a way that the world
has not been able to ignore. While she may not have left huge or pretty shoes to fill, she did leave a captivating example, timeless words of wisdom, her faith-filled way of life that fosters humility and prayerfulness, and a legacy
of love that continues to walk with and greet the poorest of the poor each day. Her words,“Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love…the smaller the thing, the greater must be our love” began to take on a on a very personal meaning.

The rest of their spiritual story and how it changed their lives was published in the Prairie Messenger (third week of November).


St. Mary High School – Dutch-Canadian Peace Garden


vteranSt. Mary High School was selected to participate in a

national campaign to commemorate the friendship

between The Netherlands and Canada and the 70th

Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands from the


WWII Veteran, Mr. Ed Laird, along with many students are seen planting tulip bulbs in the St. Mary High School Peace Garden.  A total of 140 such gardens were  created across the country this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War.