Friday, 29 January 2016


DATE: January 28, 2016


This is to advise that the Board is seeking input to its 2016-17 Budget Development through a budget survey which has been posted on the Board’s website at  The survey seeks to receive input on areas where there is flexibility to make local decisions on how funds are spent.

When setting Budget priorities, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board strives to dedicate significant resources to the realization of its primary objectives of faith development and student achievement.  Since faith development is not directly funded through Ministry of Education grants, the Board identifies efficiencies in other areas and re-directs the savings to make faith formation a priority.  Student achievement is stressed for all WECDSB children and the Board remains deeply committed to an inclusionary model of education.

Community stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments on Budget priorities using the survey provided on the website.  Survey responses received by Friday, March 4, 2016 will be summarized and presented to the Board at its meeting of March 29.  Surveys received subsequent to March 4, 2016 will be considered in the final draft Budget which is expected to be tabled with the Board of Trustees at its meeting on June~14, 2016 with final deliberation and approval on June~27, 2016.

Stakeholders may also make a presentation at a Regular Board Meeting scheduled during the Budget Consultation period, which includes the following public meeting dates:  February 23, March 29, April~26, May 24, June 14 and June 27.  Stakeholders who wish to make a presentation at a Regular Board Meeting are asked to review the guidelines and instructions for Board Delegations provided on the Board’s webpage at:

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Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
1325 California Avenue
Windsor, ON  N9B 3Y6
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Comic Book SyndiCon

The attached flyer highlights an event being held at St. Clair Centre for the Arts on Sunday, February 14 called Comic Book SyndiCon.  
  • All children 12 and under get in free, but tickets still need to be reserved for advanced admission.
  • Buy tickets online using the online promo code HERO2016 to receive 20% off the price of adult admisstion.
For more information please contact the event organizers via email:

**Promo code expires on February 13th @ 11:59PM**




Monday, 25 January 2016

Sacred Heart Students help to Make Wishes Come True

Students in Mr. Hall's grade seven class assisted a junior class at Talbot Trail School by bringing in 467 books to donate to their book sale.  Proceeds of the book sale go to the Make a Wish Foundation.
              It feels good to help others.... We are proud of you!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

A Reason for the Jubilee


Here, then, is the reason for the Jubilee: because this is the time for mercy. It is the favorable time to heal wounds, a time not to be weary of meeting all those who are waiting to see and to touch with their hands the signs of the closeness of God, a time to offer everyone, everyone, the way of forgiveness and reconciliation. May the Mother of God open our eyes, so that we may comprehend the task to which we have been called: and may she obtain for us the grace to experience this Jubilee of Mercy as faithful and fruitful witnesses of Christ.

- Pope Francis, homily at First Vespers on Divine Mercy Sunday 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Adult and Continuing Education

Adult Education
Call 519-946-3761

Block 3 begins January 14th and runs until March 29th.

Block 4 runs from March 30 to June 16th.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

A Prayer for the JUBILEE OF MERCY


Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,
the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy;
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.



Happy New Year to our Sacred Heart School Community!