Advent is our time to become more involved, more caught up in the meaning and the possibilities of life as a Christian community. Thus we are preparing not only for Christmas but also for Christ's Second Coming. This means that when he comes again, we will be awake and watchful. He will not find us asleep.


** Assembly has been rescheduled to the new year!!  Please look for an update in the new year about a new date and time that we will meet with Acacia
We thank our very generous CSAC for providing our school with a friendship bench. They are a special spot where students can go when they need a friend to lean on, to chat with others or when they are having a bad day. We are building a space to allow for students to build relationships with peers,  strengthen a sense of belonging within the school and to push bullying and violence out of our community. This is a project developed by Acacia Woodley a 12 year girl, who was bullied and then made peace with those that were targeting her. Acacia was born with no right hand and only two fingers on her left hand, but LOTS of energy and passion to work hard to promote the virtues of friendship and kindness through her project. 
Here are three friends enjoying a moment on our new bench! 
The bench will be moved outdoors to our newly developed green space so all can enjoy! 
Printed on the bench are words of encouragement and positive character traits such as; peace, belonging, celebrating, respect and trust.  With the bench comes an entire kit including a "friendship report" that can be used by teachers and students to report acts of kndness and friendship, and some colourful wristbands stamped with the words "I am Amazing" - this will be a critical piece in building our sense of community and understanding of the meaning behind the benches. 

We feel blessed to offer this to our students as a spot to build peace and peer relationships. 



We congratulate our Volleyball Teams on their dedication and hard work at the system tournament on Thursday at St.Michaels school. Well done!  Many thanks to our coaches for taking the extra time to practice and develop both skills and confidence of our students. 







The HPCDSB is currently seeking applications from qualified individuals for the following supply positions:  Custodian, DECE, EA, Library Technician, Office Assistant and Noon-Hour Monitor.  Details regarding the application process may be found on the Board's website (


Dates To Remember: 
December 5- Confessions at Jeanne Sauve
December 11- Mass 9:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church
December 18th- 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm Kindergarten Christmas concert at the school :) 
December 19th- Christmas Holidays begin


St. Joseph’s and Immaculate Conception are excited to launch our new Stratford Catholic Community website!
The website gives information about our Parish community and as well gives links to various related topics of interest – daily scripture reflections, news from Rome, Catholic Canada...etc.
This is a 3 year project and we welcome feedback. Please let us know how we can manage this website to serve you better. 

PARISH NEWS!!!!  :) 


Children’s Choir— Grades K—5 New members welcome!

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For more information on any of our ministries or Sacramental Preparation for our youth please contact Mary Chisholm @ 519-271-6722 ext. 26 or