Catholic Faith

Catholic Education

Growing in the Trinity: Love, Mercy & Grace

Our faith theme celebrates the unique mission and identity of our Catholic school division and offers opportunities to inspire and engage students, families, and staff, animating our ongoing journey of faith with excitement, hope, and joy. It provides a focus for faith learning, spiritual development, community building, and service.

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools’ three-year faith theme for  2023-2026 is: Growing in the Trinity: Love, Mercy & Grace

“Growing in the Trinity” provides a framework within which we meditate on the mystery of the Trinity, and grow in our understanding of, and relationship with each person of the Holy Trinity. As we focus on the love of the Father, the mercy of the Son, and the action of the Spirit (who pours grace nto our hearts), we see ourselves at the center, growing and thriving.

We invite to learn more about our faith education at

Our Catholic Schools Welcome All Families. Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools is honored, and proud to serve the students and families of Legal, Morinville, and St. Albert in providing a welcoming, Christ centered learning community. Foundational to Catholic education is the idea that regardless of a person’s faith experiences, background, and culture, all children are individually unique and the school has a mission to help each student to fulfill their God-given potential in all aspects of their person: physically, academically, socially, morally and spiritually (from Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta - “Life Framework”).

In our schools, faith is more than a subject. It is an experience lived out, and shared in community. f you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Colin Loiselle, Religious Education Consultant | 780-459-7711 

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Our Patron Saint - Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who received the Nobel peace prize in 1979 for helping to relieve the sufferings of the poor. She was especially active in the slums of Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. Less than 20 years after she died, Mother Teresa was named a saint of the Roman Catholic church.

Saint Teresa was born on August 27, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia. Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. In 1928 she joined a community of nuns in Ireland called the Sisters of Loretto. Weeks later she sailed to India. For the next 17 years she taught at a school in Calcutta run by the Sisters of Loretto.

In 1946 Mother Teresa decided to spend her life helping the sick and the poor. She studied nursing and started working in the slums. In 1948 she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious order of women dedicated to serving the poor. Mother Teresa led the order for nearly 50 years. It opened schools for children and centers to treat the blind, the disabled, the old, and the dying. She received many awards for her work.

In 1989 Mother Teresa suffered a heart attack. Despite her poor health, she continued to work in Calcutta most of the time until she retired in March 1997. She died there on September 5, 1997. After her death, the Missionaries of Charity carried on her work in more than 90 countries. Pope Francis I declared Mother Teresa a saint on September 4, 2016.

At Bertha Kennedy we try to emulate Saint Teresa in our works of mercy, service and social justice projects. 


Saint Teresa's Legacy Prayer

God, our Creator,

We thank you for the gift of our

sister, Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

Her hands were your hands as she worked

to serve the poorest of the poor.

Help us follow her example of unselfish love

as we use our hands to build your Kingdom!