On September 20th, the students, staff, and families of St. Margaret School celebrated their Opening School Year Mass. Two of the elementary classes hosted the Mass with a reflective Liturgy of the Word and joyful choir to lead everyone in song. Canadian Martyrs parishioners who were able to attend were grateful for the students' leadership and reverence.
This year, the Faith Theme of the Calgary Catholic School District is "Ask, and it will be given you" (Matthew 7:7). Fr. Gabriel echoed this theme through his homily.
Ask and you will receive;
Seek and you will find;
Look and the door will be opened for you.
He encouraged the students to be thankful for their parents, teachers, and school. He explained to students that teachers are their second parents and that they should pray for them and given them respect, as they do their parents. He encouraged the students to ask God for help because everything is possible with God.