St. Matthew Catholic Parish
St. Mary Catholic School is blessed to be a member of St. Matthew Parish, located at 1150 Monks Passage.
Catholic Schools in the Halton Catholic District School Board continue to enjoy enriching relationships with their neighbourhood parishes and St. Mary is very fortunate to be part of the St. Matthew Parish family. Fr. Tim Hingston is the Pastor of St. Matthew and Father David Avila is the Associate Pastor. Together with the wonderful parish staff, our students regularly participate in school masses and liturgical celebrations in recognition of our Catholic faith traditions.
St. Mary has a vibrant faith community and our Catholic School Council has donated on behalf of all parents, a chapel on the first floor of the school. Students, staff and parents are invited to make prayer a part of every day and are welcome to take time to visit the chapel when spending time at St. Mary.
When our students are in Grade 2, they are invited to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist and parents are encouraged to register their children with the parish in order to participate in the life of the parish community.
When our students are in Grade 7, they are invited to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and parents are again encouraged to register their children with the parish in order to fully participate in all aspects of sacramental preparation.
As a complement to daily prayer, our staff and students gather once a month as a school community to recognize the liturgical seasons and to celebrate the Catholic faith traditions evident in Advent, Lent, Ordinary Time, Easter etc… Teachers and staff guide students to become leaders in liturgy through the shared experience of preparing a time of prayer for the entire school community. Parents are always welcome to come to St. Mary during these celebrations of our faith ~ dates and times are listed in each newsletter as appropriate.
In addition, the Rosary Apostolate in Schools program, affiliated with St. Matthew’s Parish, visits each month from October through May, to instruct students in praying the rosary and learning about the saints. Students are instructed by trained volunteers according to their developmental level and in partnership with their classroom teachers. As a school named for Mary, the Mother of God, we are very grateful for the opportunity to pray the rosary together as a community.
If you have questions regarding the reception of the sacraments and/or accompanying requirements, please contact the school (905 469 0038) or St. Matthew’s Parish. (905 825 0219).