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Kenora Catholic DSB – An Awesome Time

Last summer, Kenora Catholic DSB’s Dean Woodbeck, Chaplain for St. Thomas Aquinas High School, stumbled upon The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha. The book left such a strong impression on him that throughout the whole year he celebrated and incorporated the theme of “awesome” into every prayer service and prayer assembly in the school.

Mr. Woodbeck emphasized to students the reality that “awesome” is all around us every day from the simple little things to the more grand and complex.  When someone goes out of their way to help you, that is truly walking in the light of Christ and that is awesome.  Since September the students at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Kenora have chosen to celebrate and prepare for Catholic Education Week by building upon the theme of “awesome.”

One artistic expression arising from this focus on the “awesome” took the form of a balloon exhibit in the foyer of the St. Thomas Aquinas High School.  The balloons are made from beach balls covered in paper mache. Dimensions of the largest balloon are 10ft. high by 7 ft. wide.  Artistic direction for this work came from art teachers, Nancy Prouty and George Bruton.


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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario kicked off Catholic Education Week with the tenth annual board-wide mass at Holy Cross Parish in Kemptville. His Grace, Terrence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa presided over the service. The Mass brought together representatives from all the CDSBEO’s schools across our eight counties.


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Dufferin-Peel students Visit with Cardinal Collins

On May 4, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins visited with students from Holy Cross School in Mississauga following a Mass at Our Lady of the Airways Parish. This was a follow up visit for His Eminence, as he wanted to meet the students whom he had previously Skyped from Rome during his elevation to Cardinal. The students were very honoured to meet the Cardinal and ask him questions in person.


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London DCSB’s Annual “Inside Ride”

On Monday, Regina Mundi Catholic College students in London took part in the second annual “The Inside Ride,” the purpose of which is to raise money to help fight childhood cancer. Students and staff cycled to raise approximately $13 000 for this worthy cause.