Chaplain: Dawna Richardson
403.500.2024 (Extension 359)
Welcome to St. Mary’s High School!
Catholicity is an important part of our school environment, and we offer many opportunities for faith enrichment and ways to live out our faith through action.
We encourage students to take an active role in our liturgical celebrations through various ministries, especially Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Altar Server. Students interested in serving in these ministries are encouraged to see Chaplain Dawna, who will explain what is required.
Each grade level will have a retreat during the school year. The Grade 11 retreat is in conjunction with their Religions of the World 35 religion course and consists of a field trip to various places of worship (usually Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim). The Grade 10 retreat is Thursday, September 21 and is an opportunity for the whole Grade 10 class to be familiarized with the school motto (Teach us goodness, discipline and knowledge). It is facilitated by school staff and students and takes place in and around the Mission area (where St. Mary’s is located). The Grade 12 retreat in preparation for graduation and will take place at St. Mary’s University, and is again lead by school staff and alumni.
Students are also encouraged to take part in learning for justice and service. There are several scheduled activities during the year where students can sign up to help with organizations such as the Drop In Centre, Mustard Seed, Habitat for Humanity, and so on. School clubs involved in this service learning include our SALT (Student Action Leadership Team) group and Rotary Interact, as well as other whole school events.
Once again this year, St. Mary's is offering a process to prepare students to receive any Sacraments of Initiation they may have missed out on. This includes Confirmation and Holy Communion, for those who are interested and are baptized. This process is not an extension of the Religious Education curriculum and nothing the students do will be marked or count toward their grades in any subject. The process will focus more on what it means to develop a personal relationship with God, and live as a mature Catholic in today’s world. More details on the process will be given out over the coming months. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like further information.
Students with questions about the church teaching, or how to live out their faith are always welcome to come and see me. I am at St. Mary’s four days most weeks. The rest of my time is spent at St. John Reception Centre. I look forward to interacting with many of our students and families over the course of the year.
My contact information is as follows: Phone 403-500-2024 ext. 359 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary’s High School
111 18 Ave. SW Calgary T2S 0B8
403-500-2024 ext. 359
St. John Reception Centre
15 – 12 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Y4