Our Faith

OLMP's Patron Saint

A photo of the Virgin Mary wearing a white and blue dress with a halo of stars around her head.

The patron saint at Our Lady of Mount Pleasant School is the Virgin Mary. We are inspired by the faith and courage of the Holy Mother:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.



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Religious Education

We are proud to provide strong academic opportunities within a Catholic, faith-centered environment.

The mandated Alberta Program of Studies is taught for all core subject areas of Math, Science, Social and Language Arts. We will provide time to core subject learning while focusing on developing foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Teachers will be engaging in collaborative planning throughout the school year to ensure the highest quality of educational programming. They will also be looking for ways to make cross-curricular connections between the different subject areas.

Faith is at the core of all that we do. In addition to dedicated Religion classes, faith is encouraged to permeate and be a part of every aspect of the school. We prepare our students to be caring, thoughtful and active citizens of the local and global community.

Our EICS Religious Education Consultant, coordinates the Division's religious education and health and life skills programs. Our consultant works closely with religious leaders, students, staff, and families to ensure EICS is providing quality, Catholic education.

Alberta Government – My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource
Religious Education in Separate Schools

Mission... At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth, "the only son of the Father... full of grace and truth," who suffered and died for us and who now, after rising, is living with us for ever".

We must therefore say that, in catechesis, it is Christ, the Incarnate Word and Son of God, who was taught -- everything else is taught with reference to him -- and it is Christ alone, who teaches... (Apostolic Exhortation Catechesis Tradendae, p. 8-10)

What is our Religious Education Program about?
Each of us working in Catholic schools is called to be Christ's spokesperson, enabling Him to be present through us! The role of the Religious Education Consultant is to support all the stakeholders in our school division to fulfill this mission. In Catholic schools we work together with the family and parish to help young people mature into disciples of Christ.

For someone who is new to the Catholic school system, an understandable question is what makes the schools Catholic? There is much that distinguishes Catholic schools, which students and their families can readily observe. 

Religion classes 

Prayer services that include liturgies of the word and mass at key points in the school year.

Liturgical calendar

Religious symbols such as posters, icons, and art work.

School names that tie into our faith, tradition, and understanding.

Prayer at key times and events - over the intercom or in the classroom.

One-day or overnight retreats that supplement what is taught in religion classes.

Faith-related professional development days, which may be district wide or school-based.

Chaplains and chapels in our high schools - we have teaching, lay chaplains and we have a chapel in two of our high schools.

A full-time Religious Education Consultant

A well-funded faith formation program for all staff to take courses, focused mostly Catholic theology, scripture, and morality.

In addition to the above items are the following critically important dimensions of Catholic schools:

Teachers strive to integrate their faith with their teaching and interactions with everyone.

A faith conviction that each child and person's dignity comes from being created in the image of God, is promoted throughout Catholic schools.

Our school Division's vision statement of "Seeing Christ in Everyone" challenges us to embrace every person as someone of immense worth and potential.

The Biblical values of respect for the common good and justice for all are guiding principles that those working in our schools are encouraged to adopt.

Teachers work towards giving witness to their Christian faith by sharing their faith journeys and leading students in prayer and a life directed to the needs of those who are oppressed or destitute.

God, who we meet most fully in Christ, is proclaimed in word and deed according to the ability of each person working in our division to do so.

Schools actively work at connecting with the parishes by attending mass at the church or having parish priests visit the schools.

Many of the schools support the sacramental preparation done at home and through the parishes by having retreats on the themes related to reconciliation and confirmation.

All of our schools examine how they can improve the way they live out and give expression to their Catholic identity.

We see our homes, schools, and parishes as interconnected entities working together to teach, live, and celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ.

The school system, then, needs the children enrolled in our schools and their families to support the Catholic values, beliefs and activities mentioned in this document.

Our publicly funded Catholic schools are an immense treasure: they support our children on their faith journeys and help their families and parishes lead them with and to

We hope you find this information useful!

EICS Religious Education Consultant

Phone: 780-449-6455

Fax: 780-467-5469

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Parish Links

A photo of the majestic and towering St. Francis Xavier Church in Camrose, Alberta, Canada.

St. Francis Xavier Parish

3605 50 St
Camrose, AB T4V 5E6
Phone: 780-672-1131
Fax: 780-672-8652Pastor: Fr. Kris Schmidt
Permanent Deacon: Douglas Tien
Faith Formation Director: Constantine Kolitsos

Website: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Email: stfrancisxavier.camrose@caedm.ca

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Ukrainian Catholic)

5304 48 A Ave
Camrose, AB
Phone: 780-672-2197
Office: 780-679-0975
Pastor: Very Rev. Mark Bayrock

Website: Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

Archdiocese of Edmonton


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Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental preparation is completed at St. Francis Xavier Church in Camrose.

The school works in conjunction with the Church to provide a link between Church and School. Reconciliation and First Communion are usually completed when the child is in grade 2, and Confirmation is completed in grade 6.

If your child has not completed these sacraments at this time, you can contact the church at 780-672-1131 to make arrangements.

Please click here to download a short Sacramental Preparation Intro video from Father Kris.

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At Our Lady of Mount Pleasant School we have periodic celebrations of faith throughout the school year. Some of these celebrations take place in the form of the Holy Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. Other less formal celebrations take place throughout the year in our school gym. For more information on dates and times of celebrations please see the school calendar.

Faith Reflection Day for Division


OLPH Church

Opening Year School Mass


St. Francis Xavier Church

Catholic Education Sunday Mass


St Francis Xavier Church

Remembrance Day School Liturgy


School Gym

Awards Presentation



Advent School Liturgies


School Gym

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast



Ash Wednesday School Liturgy


St Francis Xavier Church

Stations of the Cross



Easter School Liturgy


School Gym

Division Faith Day


OLPH Church

OLMP School Liturgy


St. Francis Xavier Church

Community Service Project



Youth Retreat



Grad Mass


St. Francis Xavier Church

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