We Are Called To Witness

We Are Called To Witness - August 25th, 2022
Posted on 06/21/2022
We Are Called To Witness - August 25th, 2022

We Are Called To Witness - August 25th, 2022 - ECCS Startup Faith Day Event



cristino-bouvetteYEAR 2: 2022-2023

Theme: Called to Witness (Share)

Scripture: Romans 12: 4-8

Focus: During year 2 of our 4-year faith plan, we will gain a deeper understanding of how we are “Called to share the Good News of God.” Together as community, we will examine how we are all called upon to share God’s hope, love, and joy. By using our gifts, talents, abilities, faith, and skills we can share with all stakeholders as a role-model of Christ’s servant heart. Together we are summoned to bring God’s kingdom into our school communities and to prepare our students for life everlasting.


Location: Blessed Sacrament Church and School - 13214th Avenue

Featuring Guest Speaker: Reverend Cristino Bouvette

East Central Alberta Catholic School Division is very blessed to have Father Cristino Bouvette as guest speaker at our upcoming 2022-2023 Mission and Ministry Day. Father Cristino is an Indigenous Albertan ordained in the Diocese of Calgary in 2012. He oversees the St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy for young adults and is passionate about fostering reconciliation between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples. Fr. Cristino was named Vicar of Vocations & Young Adults in August, 2019. It was his vision to create an off-campus hub of centralized outreach to young adults in the Diocese of Calgary. Today, he continues to implement that vision as Chaplain of SFXC. Father Cristino entered St. Peter's Seminary in 2004. He was ordained in 2012. Since being ordained he has served in the Calgary parishes of Holy Spirit (2012-14), St. Albert the Great (2014-16) and St. Michael's (2016-17).


9:15 – 9:25 – Staff arrival at Blessed Sacrament Church for Opening Mass (please be quietly seated in reflective prayer for 9:30 start)

 9:30 – 10:40 – Opening Mass & Blessing of Staff Crosses

 10:40 – 10:50 – Move to Blessed Sacrament School Gym

 10:50 – 11:00 - Welcome Address from Chair of the Board – Debra Klein and Opening Remarks from Superintendent Glenn Nowosad

 11:00 – 11:15 Four Year Faith Plan –Year 2 “Called by God to Share” – Kelly and Liberty

Introduction of New Teachers

Introduction of Guest Speaker – Father Cristino Bouvette

 11:15 – 11:50 - Session I Presentation – Sharing Pastoral Care – Spiritual, Societal, Health,

 11:50 – 12:35 - Lunch On Site

 12:35 – 1:35 - Session II – Sharing Christ’s Divine Mercy

 Session II Presentation – Sharing to foster Truth and Reconciliation with our FNMI brothers and sisters. (Healing)

 1:35 – 2:00 - Staff Reflection and Conversation in Classrooms

 2:00 – 2:15 - Comfort Break

 2:15 – 3:05 – Session III – Sharing Christ’s Salvation

 Sharing the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth with stakeholders of our Catholic School communities. Being virtuous people that share the Good News of the Gospel. We are raising and creating SAINTS on earth.

 3:05 – 3:15 – Closing Remarks and Closing Prayer (Prayer for Teachers) – led by Kelly and Liberty – Distribution of Crosses to all staff

 3:20 – Dismissal and clean up assistance by all attendees

“We teach; we share; we learn; we care. We grow in Christ, believing that together we can make a difference.” Alberta Public Catholic Education. © 2022 East Central Catholic Schools. All rights reserved.