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2024 Lenten Mass

On March 21, 2024 the York Catholic District School Board celebrated the third annual board-wide Lenten Mass of Renewal and Reconciliation. Livestreamed to the board’s 50,000 students, the Mass featured the talented students of St Edward Catholic Elementary School and St Brother Andre Catholic High School, in Markham, who performed the music and helped with the readings.

The celebrant was Bishop ... Continue reading "2024 Lenten Mass"

Preparing for Valentine’s Day

This year, the Season of Lent begins on February 14th (Ash Wednesday).  It is the time of year when our Catholic Church observes our forty-day journey toward Easter. As the 14th is also Valentine’s Day, it is recommended this day remain a solemn one.  Therefore, please note that our  Valentine’s Day celebrations will take place on Tuesday, February 13th.  On this day, students are invited ... Continue reading "Preparing for Valentine’s Day"

Hot Lunch Update


Information regarding the next term Hot Lunch orders will be communicated to parents through School Messenger in the coming days.  Orders will be available for purchase from January 9th to 16th.  Stay tuned for more information to be shared!

Happy New Year – Parent Update

As we step into the new year, it brings us great joy to share with you the inspiring message from Pope Francis for 2024. Pope Francis has dedicated this year to the profound act of prayer, inviting Christians worldwide to deepen their connection with Christ and unlock the transformative power that lies within prayer. The Holy Father wants us to understand that prayer is more than

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Education Week 2024: We Are Called to Love

Education Week 2024

Each year during Catholic Education Week, Ontario’s Catholic community engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of publicly-funded Catholic education. This year, Catholic Education Week occurs on May 5-11 with the theme, “We Are Called to Love.” 

The theme was inspired by many aspects of our faith community, including our ongoing efforts to promote equity and ... Continue reading "Education Week 2024: We Are Called to Love"

Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a full solar eclipse will occur in southern Ontario, which will block the sun’s light in some areas.

In York Region, we will experience the effects of the eclipse between roughly 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., which coincides with the scheduled dismissal times for our schools. Looking at the sun during this time period has the ... Continue reading "Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse"

Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education

“Never miss an opportunity to do good.”

– St. Francis de Sales

February 12, 2024

Dear York Catholic District School Board Community,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express how delighted I am to return to the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) as Interim Director of Education.

My career started ... Continue reading "Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education"

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