Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S.

Elementary Faith Development

We provide many opportunities for Grade 7 and 8 students to live out their faith and develop a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and traditions. In Grade 7 students explore the question ‘What is our story?’ and in Grade 8 ‘How are we church in the world?’

Christ centred character formation in our schools is supported and witnessed through:

Religious Education Program

The Religious Education programs are based on the Catholic Elementary Curriculum Policy Document for Religious Education, Grades 1-8 (2012) which has been approved by the Ontario Catholic Bishops and Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ, published by Pearson’s.

Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ helps our students grow as believers in God and as faithful members of our Catholic community by inviting students to experience the mystery of their Catholic faith through prayer and participation in the Liturgy. As students move through the catechetical program, they gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of their Catholic faith according to the year’s focus. Learn more!

Family Life Education

Catholic Family Life education is closely linked to religious education and represents 20 per cent of the religious education program and is taught once a week.

Masses & Prayer Services

Our school community gathers for Mass and prayer services throughout the year with local pastors to celebrate Eucharist, Advent, Lent, Easter, and other church events.

Morning Prayer

Every school day begins with prayer led by the school’s Faith Animator.

Social Justice & Community Service 

We are committed to a Christian environment in which our students develop a sense of self-discipline, social justice and service to the greater community. Bishop Alexander Carter students participate in several projects that support our community, including Pendo Projects, collecting cans for the annual canned food drive, Fill a Crib campaign for the Infant Food Bank, and much more.

Please Note: Students engage in charitable actions for a variety of causes and these actions can change year to year. The above list is a summary of the initiatives and campaigns that take place on an annual basis. 

School Chapel/Faith Animator

All students have access to the school chapel as a space where they can go to pray, meditate, and connect with their faith. Students also receive the support of the school’s Faith Animator who acts as a spiritual advisor and is responsible for supporting the spiritual, social, and emotional well-being of the student community. 

To learn more about faith development, please view our faith initiatives page. 

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