Week at a Glance

Week of June 28

Happy Summer Break! I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to our staff, parents and students for all their support, kindness and efforts this year at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School. We wish you a relaxing and restful summer break. We hope you can spend time with your families as restrictions are lifted and rejuvenate. The SJPII CES staff look forward to seeing all our students in the new school year. Our office will open

Week of June 21-25

Happy Father’s Day to all our SJPII dads, grandfathers, uncles and father figures! Enjoy your day. St. Matthew Parish – From the Pastor’s Desk… Sunday, June 20 is the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God’s power is on full display in this selection of readings. His ability to order all things according to his will

Week of June 14-18

Pride Awareness Day-June 14 As you know, June is the designated Pride Month in Canada, and throughout this month, we are joining the schools in our district in raising awareness, and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.

Week of June 7-11

Sunday, June 6 is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Everything about the weekend’s liturgy points us to the mysterious gift from on high that stands at the very centre of our faith: the Eucharist. Christians the world around have longed for a return to our celebrations of this sacrament,

Week of May 31-June 4

St. Matthew Parish Sunday May 30 is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Deuteronomist behind the First Reading is marvelling at a reality that awestruck the faithful of ancient Israel: that God was willing to draw close to his people, to address and commune with them directly. He had always seemed too important,

Week of May 24-28

St. Matthew Parish – Pentecost Prayer This weekend, we celebrate the solemnity of Pentecost, which concludes the Easter Season. We crown our joyful commemoration of the Lord’s Resurrection wondering at the birth of His Church, universal and imbued with God’s Spirit. It’s a fitting day to do something special, as many consider it the birthday

Week of May 17-21

St. Matthew Parish – From the Pastor’s Desk… Sunday, May 16 is the Ascension of the Lord.  St. Luke begins the Acts of the Apostles by reflecting that “in the first book” he wrote about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ himself. The book he’s referring to is the Gospel that bears his name,

Week of May 10-14

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Education Week Thank you to all our families who took part in our week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic

Week of May 3-7

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Nurturing Hope” and will be celebrated during the week of May 2 – May 7. The theme for Catholic

Week of April 26-30

“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:14-15) Looking Ahead-2021/2022 Student Class Placement We are starting to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. In preparation for this, teachers will be working