Welcome to the Religion Department

In an address to Catholic students, Pope Francis said that students in Catholic schools need to learn three languages: the language of the head, heart and hands – To know, love and to do. The Catholic approach to education is a holistic one where the entire person is educated. A quality education extends past skills acquisition and vocational training and seeks to form the entire person by striving to nourish all the gifts God has given a particular student. This is what we endeavour to do here at Assumption Catholic Secondary School.

In addition to a dynamic selection of religion courses, our school offers a wide variety of courses in the social sciences and humanities. Courses such as philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, family studies, food and culture allow students to develop a deeper appreciation of the human person, the family and Canada’s diverse multi-cultural society.

An integral part of a Catholic school is its religion program. Not only is the Catholic faith infused into all classes and activities of our school, but the focused study of religion is a rich opportunity for students to explore matters of faith, morality and service. Our religious studies classes are designed to provide a lively and engaging opportunity for students to grow in their Catholic faith and to mature in both ethics and virtue. Our religious studies courses also provides opportunities to learn about other world religions and service to the community. Our chaplaincy leader Ms. Taylor also works with the religion department to provide opportunities for prayer, reception of the Sacraments and to attend class retreats.

We consider it both an honour and privilege to journey with your students as they grow into the young adults God has created them to be.God Bless.

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.” – Matthew 10:24

Focus on Faith Prayer

The following prayer was written by staff in support of the new theological theme
Who Do You Say That I Am?:

Jesus, Friend and Teacher,
You ask us,
“Who do you say that I am?”

Thank you for inviting us
To know you more each day.
Quiet our minds
To hear your Word;

Open our hearts
To love you more;

For the more we know you,
The more brightly we reflect you.

You meet us in our every need,
Your love, new each day!

Guide us as we build your kingdom,
And find our home in you;
For you are the Lord,
The face of God,
And the breath of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.