Christmas is a festive time to celebrate the many talents of our community, and the fourth annual Christmas Coffee House at Father Don MacLellan Catholic Secondary School was a truly joyful celebration. Our seasoned entertainers and exuberant newcomers delighted the audience with vocal, instrumental and spoken word performances. In addition, we once again welcomed members of the extended Durham Catholic District School Board community and were dazzled by song, puppetry, magic, and vintage blues. We are grateful to be part of such a talented and generous community!
Staff and students of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School warmly welcomed Father Dave Norris (S.J.) on December 17, 2015 to celebrate the school’s last Mass of 2015. Father Dave Norris helped inspire the Dwyer community with his positive Christmas message of hope, joy and peace. The concert band, conducted by Mr. Horniachek, played uplifting Christmas hymns and showcased the musical talents and creativity of Paul Dwyer students.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School entertained families on Wednesday evening by putting on a Christmas Celebration which focused on Jesus birthday. Students sang, recited poems and played instruments. It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all . Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas and a safe and happy New Year from St. Catherine of Siena School comnunity.
Monsignor Philip Coffey Catholic School Council held its Annual Christmas Store for the students on December 17, 2015. Many community members came to help wrap the presents! The students had a wonderful time choosing gifts to share with their loved ones.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School came together for our annual turkey lunch. Many thanks to the Culinary Arts class at Father Leo J Austin Catholic Secondary School for preparing our turkeys and to the many St. Thomas Aquinas parents who helped make this lunch happen.
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School had their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. There were two concerts, the first for kindergarten and the second for our primary classes. Our students had an array for acts including being dressed up as a Christmas tree for “I’m the Happiest Christmas Tree”, dancing to “Must Be Santa” and more traditional numbers portraying the true meaning of Christmas with Jesus and the nativity scene. Over 750 parents came out to support their sons and daughters for this wonderful family event.
Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Center is pleased to provide a variety of programs to meet the needs of adult learners looking to enhance their skills and knowledge. At the Literacy Basic Skills program offered in Ajax and Oshawa student receive instruction and support in literacy and numeracy.