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Eight ways to make Advent meaningful

Eight ways to make Advent meaningful

The season of Advent is upon us and as we wait in joyful hope to receive Jesus as if he is coming to us for the first time. Advent is expectant waiting, hopeful anticipation and joyful preparation to commemorate the birth of Jesus, welcoming God into our lives and...
A blessed beginning for a new school

A blessed beginning for a new school

On November 22, 2017, the OCSB held a sod-turning ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Catholic elementary school in Kanata North. Construction has begun in the Marchwood Lakeside Community of Kanata North. The state of the art school will sit on a 6.52...

A spiritual walk through nature

While many of us have been rushing indoors to avoid the cold, I had the pleasure of visiting Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School’s outdoor Stations of the Cross. This colourful display has been drawing students, staff, and community members alike back into nature....
Lest we forget.

Lest we forget.

In April of this year, I travelled to France with 205 students and 32 staff from 12 high schools in the Ottawa Catholic School Board to pay our respects at the 100th anniversary celebration of the battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle is considered by many to be the most...