On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, a Blessing and Dedication Ceremony took place at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School.
Students, staff, trustees, and families, as well as the Honourable Minister Kevin Flynn gathered in the school gymnasium to celebrate this momentous occasion. The Master of Ceremonies included Grade 8 student, Cameron Richardson, and Helena Karabela, Oakville Trustee who led the entire ceremony.
The Very Reverend Monsignor Kroetsch presided over the Liturgy, with the assistance of Father John Van Hees. The ceremony began with a blessing of the water by Monsignor Kroetsch, followed by a blessing of the students, parents, staff, trustees and guests that filled the gymnasium.
Following the blessing of the water, student representatives from each class were asked to bring up their classroom cross for a blessing.
Spectacular performances were provided by the St. Gregory the Great School Choir throughout the Liturgy, as well as a closing song, “I Can See Clearly Now” led by Mrs. Oko and performed by Grades 1-3 students.
- St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School officially opened its doors in the Fall of 2016.
- On January 14th, 2016, a Blessing and Ground-Breaking of the school took place where students, staff, trustees and members of the community gathered in the new, vibrant area of the North Oakville Preserve Community.
- Located on 16 Mile Drive, north of Dundas Street and west of Sixth Line, in Oakville, St. Gregory the Great School can accommodate approximately 671 students, and has a one story child care centre connected to the school near the Kindergarten classrooms.
”As we bless and dedicate this school, for all who will learn and grow here, for all who will gather here, we take as our motto to be like our Patron, St. Gregory the Great. To always be servants of God, to be good servants to one another.” – Very Reverend Monsignor Kroetsch