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Weekly Update June 14th to 18th

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.  Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

Register your Child for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as
they interact with one another.  When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten?
To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September 2021, your child must be four years old by December 31st, 2021. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December 31st, 2021.  For more information on how to register your child:  Register Your Child

Medication Pick-up

Emails have been sent out to families to come to the school to pick up Epi-pens from the school.  Please make every effort to come to the school before Friday, June 18th to collect these items.

St. Matthew Parish 

Together with all citizens and residents of Canada, I have watched and read with horror the accounts of our increasing awareness of the injustices visited upon the First Nations of this land. The immensity of the harm caused by the racist and imperialistic policies of government is beyond measure; it is a scourge that will affect society forever. The fact that the state enlisted the help of Christian religious communities in carrying out these atrocities, and the fact that the latter complied, compounds the experience of shame and regret. The Gospel of the Lord was betrayed when it was used to extinguish culture. Christian community was debased when it became the seat of abuse. Realities like this can be crushing. These aren’t the values of the polity of which I am a part; these aren’t the values of the Church I serve. Like many of you, I’ve experienced a generous measure of mental, emotional, and spiritual paralysis in the face of this evil; the deep and abiding sense that something must be done combined with a humbling, and at times shameful, lack of knowledge regarding what that something might be. Leaders of church and state are working with members of First Nations communities to advance the cause of healing, and this work must continue driven by a genuine desire to ameliorate the condition of those suffering from the effects of these actions. Pope Francis met recently with Canadian Cardinals in Rome, in a step that can only be seen as indicative of the intention to respond further. We must all pray for this process to continue. For my part, as a priest of Jesus Christ and a servant of the Roman Church, I am ashamed of those who so abused their share in the same Sacrament of Holy Orders that I too have received, and I offer my apology to all those harmed by their conduct.

  ~ Father Allan Varlaki, Pastor

Please click on the following link for Parish information and the Parish YouTube channel.  https://www.saintmatthew.ca/   

https://www.youtube.com/saintmatthewparishoakville

HCCF Golf Tournament

Being outside…check!  Spending the day at the golf course…check!  Helping HCDSB students & families in need…check!  Join HCCF for a fun day of fellowship and fundraising!

All to help HCDSB students in need to succeed in school.

As a Catholic Community, we are called by Jesus to care for others. At the Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF), they strive to do this by providing financial assistance to HCDSB students and their families in need – creating Hope, Dignity and Equity so that students can access learning and education without financial barriers to success.

Students at our school have benefitted from HCCF’s financial support in the past. Please consider supporting them so that they can continue to say “Yes” to helping HCDSB students and families with basic necessities (such as food and clothing, school supplies, shoes, eyeglasses, personal hygiene items, and learning technology).

You are invited to support the 10th Annual HCCF Charity Golf Classic on July 20th – Piper’s Heath Golf Club. Golfers, sponsors and prizes are needed.

Not a golfer? Please pass this information along to someone who is, or consider making a personal / corporate donation.

For information about the Golf Classic or HCCF visit their website – https://www.hccf.ca/charity-golf-classic/ , or contact Marc Clare, Executive Director, HCCF at clarema@hccf.ca, 905-802-0918.

Stay Healthy and Safe!

Mr. N. Laratta

Upcoming Events:

Jun
14
Mon
HCDSB Pride Awareness Day
Jun 14 all day
Divisional Liturgies @ 10:45 am
Jun 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:00 am
Jun
18
Fri
OCSGE Virtual Assembly
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
Jun
21
Mon
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all day
Jun
22
Tue
Grade 8 Graduation Virtual Ceremony
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
23
Wed
Grade 8 Graduation Drive-Up @ SJOA
Jun 23 all day

Details to follow

Report Cards Go Home — Electronically
Jun 23 all day
Jun
24
Thu
Grade 8 Graduation Drive-Up @ SJOA (Rain Date)
Jun 24 all day
Jun
25
Fri
Grade 8 Graduation Drive-Up @ SJOA (Rain Date)
Jun 25 all day
Year End Liturgy
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Jun
29
Tue
Last Day of School — Early Dismissal @ 1:45 pm
Jun 29 all day
Laratta, NickWeekly Update June 14th to 18th