Why Catholic Education?

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Catholic schools and parents share “in the central mission of the Church, which is to proclaim Jesus and His Gospel in the world today and, in so doing, hand on our faith to our children” (Bishop Frederick Henry, Diocese of Calgary - Education Liaison, Alberta Conference of Catholic Bishops).

Catholic Education is education with a purpose. It is a joint effort, between parents, teachers, trustees, administrators and our entire Catholic Community to educate our children in a manner that is permeated by the Catholic faith. Our parishes play a vital role in education, and you will regularly find our priests in our schools, speaking to students, and providing spiritual guidance as needed. We are essentially teaching our students not only the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, but also the skills and morals necessary to be a well-rounded Christian.

Catholic Education is moral-based education, where every student is seen as a gift from God to be nurtured and cherished.

For more information about the Religious Education Program at Lakeland Catholic School Division, please contact: 

Nicole Hebert

Religious Education Coordinator
Phone: (780) 826-3764 
Cell: (780) 201-4054
nhebert@lrcssd.ca