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Mission, Vision & Values


The community of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School believes Sacred Heart students will have the opportunity to realize the fullness of humanity – spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally when:

• Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church are modelled by all
• The learning environment is equitable and promotes academic excellence based on individual needs
• A positive relationship is developed among all the partners: the child, home, school, and parish
• Support is provided by parents, parish, community, and educators
• Each person feels welcomed, safe, included and a valued member of the Sacred Heart community
• Each person’s mental well being is supported and nurtured


The Sacred Heart of Jesus student will demonstrate:

• knowledge and practice of their Catholic faith
• independence, critical thinking, and effective problem solving skills
• the ability to influence society for the greater good reflective of the social teachings of the Church


At Sacred Heart of Jesus the staff and students will demonstrate the following values: welcoming, respectful, equitable, inclusive and caring.


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The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a special form of devotion to Jesus Christ. Jesus took a perfect human nature and our weak human body, with the object of revealing to us, in the clearest possible manner, His infinite love for us. His Heart is a symbol of the infinite love He has for us all and with which He embraces all mankind.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is discussed in the writings of St. Bonaventure, St. Gertrude and St. Francis de Sales, but is popularly associated with St. Margaret Mary Alacoque,(1647-1690). In the "Great Apparition", Christ appeared to this French nun and showed her His wounded Heart and said, "Behold, this Heart burning with so great a love for man."

Today, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is aimed at the triumph of the Catholic faith and at a strong defense of Christian morals. Through our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we express our own love of God for us, we give thanks for God's love and we live so as to imitate God's love for all in our daily life. Pius XI wrote of this devotion, "Indeed, it more easily leads our minds to know Christ, the Lord intimately and more effectively turns our hearts to love Him more ardently and to imitate Him more perfectly."

A special Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated each year on the Friday following the octave of the Feast of Corpus Christ (the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday). This year, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is Friday, June 15, 2012.

May Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School be an extension of God's sovereign kingdom "of truth and life; the kingdom of grace and holiness; the kingdom of justice, love and peace."

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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Novena to the Sacred Heard of Jesus

O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore You, I loved You, and with a lively sorrow for sins, I offer You this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Your will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in You and for You. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body and mind, and assist me with my temporal needs. Bless me on all that I do, and grant me the grace of a holy death.