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Weekly Update for Nov. 1-5

Holy Family Catholic School

 Weekly Update


O God:
Give me strength to live another day;
Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreant to its duties;
Let me not lose faith in other people;
Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness;
Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them;
Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity;
Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things;
Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth;
Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness;
and make me the cup of strength to suffering souls;
in the name of the strong Deliverer, our only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.



From Mary Mother of God Parish:

  • 2022 First Communion/Confirmation registration is now open.  Please visit the Parish Website to Register.
  • Tech Team – Attention Grade 8 Students – students who are at least 13 years of age and are good with technology, there are opportunities at the church to participate in things such as running slide shows, video editing and operating live-stream cameras, email Debbie Frey at to join.
  • Children Liturgy of the Word – Although COVID restrictions are still in place the service cannot yet be offered in person but the Children’s Liturgy is available on the Church YouTube Channel.  Each week includes the scripture readings, music and and activity based on the gospel lesson.  Visit to join.
  • This past Monday, Nov. 1st the Holy Family Catholic School Council met. If you visit the Holy Family Website and look under School Council and Agenda and Minutes you will see the list of topics we discussed. Thank you to: Mrs. Zerek, Mrs. Juliao, Mrs. Picchiello, Mrs. Ferrante, Mrs. Firstenhaupt, Mrs. Ryan, Mrs. Fossenier, and Mrs. Erickson for all that you do for our school.
  •  Remembrance Day: On Thur. Nov. 11th we will have a Remembrance Day liturgy. We will be doing this virtually. Thank you to Mr. Coccia’s Grade 4’s for their leadership. Mr. Albani will email home a link so that parents can view our liturgy at the same time as the students.
  • Progress Reports: Progress Reports will be sent home electronically again this year. You will receive them on Wed. Nov. 24th and Interviews with classroom teachers, PTM’s or French staff will begin on Thursday, Nov.25th and continue on Frid. Nov.26th
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews: Each parent/guardian will receive an email with a link and password on Thur. Nov. 18th.  You will be able to follow the link and easily book a time to speak to your child’s teacher. More information to follow next week. We will have the option of a telephone conversation or Virtual Teams meeting with your child’s teacher.
  • Friday, Nov. 26th is a PA Day board wide so that we may conduct interviews.
  • Keeping Christ in Christmas (was also emailed from board to parents)

See message below for contest details.

We are excited to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running our annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021.

Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and express in their own creativity how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. We welcome entries from HCDSB students of all ages and abilities!

Students may submit entries electronically in the following four (4) categories:

  • Visual artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)
  • Original song
  • Short video (maximum length is 3 minutes)
  • Short story or poem (up to 250 words)

Submissions Accepted Online ONLY
To minimize the distribution of paper and for the health and safety of our students, staff and school communities, we will be accepting submissions ONLINE ONLY this yearStudent work can be entered into the contest through an online form available on the official contest page

Student submissions will be reviewed separately by division group, as follows:

  • Primary (K-3)
  • Junior (4-6)
  • Intermediate (7-8)
  • Secondary (9-12)

  • Sixteen (16) student entries will move on to the finals! A prize will be awarded to the top student entry in each of the four division groups.

    For more information about the contest and submission requirements, please visit the Board’s website.

    Deadline for Entries: December 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    Have a Question?
    If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to email us at: or contact us on Twitter, direct message us on Instagram, or contact us through Facebook.  

Albani, TonyWeekly Update for Nov. 1-5