Merry Christmas from the St Ann’s Academy Faith Development Team!
We wish you many blessings this Christmas Season! Put on your comfy clothes and curl up with your family to watch this exceptional story of the very first Christmas, called “The Shepherd". And then, dive in with “The Chosen”. All free, all exceptional!
Danielle Sykes (FDT Steering Committee Chair)
& the entire Faith Development Team at St Ann’s Academy
Full Short Film:vidangel.com/theshepherd
The SAA Elementary Christmas concert is now available!
Although we couldn't meet in person to enjoy this video, this gives a little taste of Christmas.
Special thank you to Mrs. Levasseur for all her time and effort putting this video together.
Some of you would be familiar with the Faliszewski family. For those who are not, the Faliszewski's have deep rooted ties to the SAA community as well as to Sacred Heart. Over the past couple of years, they have been going through an extremely trying time. For more information about their struggles, please consider reading the following link: www.gofundme.com/f/post-liver-transplant-during-pandemic?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=m_pd%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR36SQNJc6mVf7I5YEvAbsuiAo0xY_2SqQe_C4zoblGuDF3QuGIN8Rw9s0k
With the disappointing news that we will be unable to celebrate Mass in-person, the Archdiocese of Vancouver has launched a campaign.
A Message of God’s Love & Mercy: Rachel’s Vineyard – You are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. There is CONFIDENTIAL, non-judgemental help if you are suffering with grief and emotional pain due to the loss of children through abortion or miscarriage. Rachel’s Vineyard is a loving, compassionate ministry in the Diocese of Kamloops which holds retreats open to Catholics and non-Catholics alike to help with healing from past wounds. For more information please see the short video from one of our St. Ann’s parents.
(Note: there are 2 versions of the same video, one for Facebook and one for non-Facebook.)
SAA FAITH DEVELOPMENT TEAM
The SAA Faith Development Team was formed in December 2017, in response to an identified need to develop the faith life of our school community - not only our students and staff, but our families as well. The current Faith Development Team is made up of several dedicated parents, the School Principal, the School Pastor, and a School Religion Department Staff member. The Faith Development Team is supporting a group of parent Faith Reps, who will act as contact persons for either Primary, Intermediate, or High School grades, both for teachers and for parents of children in those grades. If you have any questions about the Catholic faith, these Faith Reps are your go-to people!
The Faith Development Team’s mission is to help all people navigate the challenges of their daily lives by recognizing and sharing the great love and mercy the Lord has for us, and to support each other in becoming who God intended us to be. This year’s projects include establishing a presence in the school community, so that parents, students and staff know who we are and what we do, spiritual development for our parent Faith Reps, and regular communication with SAA families to deepen your relationship with Christ.
Meet our Faith Development Team and your Parent Faith Reps in this short video: youtu.be/PcqQtznhx_I
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