Catholic Education Week celebrations at St. Angela School had special significance this year—the school community marked it's 30th anniversary.
Bishop Mark Hagemoen and Fr. Matthew Ramsay of St. Anne Parish celebrated Mass with the school community on May 10. Bishop Mark commented that St. Angela—foundress of the Ursuline sisters, a religious order dedicated to education—is a fitting figure to imitate. Not only is she a person who lived "an excellent life," she had a passion for teaching children—about science, reading, and most of all about God.
After Mass, the bishop and Fr. Ramsay blessed the school, including the newly installed legacy wall that marks the 30th anniversary, and the school's sacred space that was equipped thanks to support from Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation.
Director of Education Greg Chatlain commented on the growth of the Catholic community at St. Angela over the years, and how celebrating moments like a milestone anniversary allow us to reflect upon that growth.
Board of Education Chair Diane Boyko expressed gratitude for St. Angela (and Catholic education in general) being a welcoming community for anyone who chooses Catholic, faith-based education.
Before cake was served (what's a celebration without cake?), students demonstrated what it means to be a Catholic school community by presenting a $5,000 donation to Hope for Malawi. The school community conducted fundraisers to support the charitable organization that supports the educational and medical needs of people in Malawi, Africa.
Ron Fisher, who was the principal when the doors first opened at St. Angela School in September 1987, was one of the many guests at the celebration.*pictured: Bishop Mark Hagemoen blessing the sacred space at St. Angela School