Our Catholic Stories

Telling the Stories of Catholic Education:

A GrACE Initiative in Cooperation with the Diocese of Calgary

Stories have the power to move hearts, share insights, inspire change and build empathy.  In our grateful effort to celebrate and advocate for Catholic Education, GrACE recognizes the importance of seeking and telling the powerful stories of Catholic schools. 

By sharing our stories:

  • we start to recognize the sacramental “God moments” happening all around us.
  • we build up the community of Catholic schools with common lived experience.
  • we create the opportunity for others to understand more deeply what Catholic education is all about.

Recognizing the power of story, GrACE invites you to reflect on your moments in Catholic education, put them on paper, and share them. 

The Calgary Diocese publishes Faithfully on-line and in-print every month.  Faithfully gives a snapshot of faith at work in the lives of everyday people. This diocesan online publication is sent by email to all subscribers and posted on the diocesan website monthly.  Each month they will post 1-2 stories submitted by GrACE on the topic of Catholic education.

How can you support this initiative?

  1. Prayerfully reflect on one of your stories of Catholic education.
  2. Write the story. Faithfully limits each story to a maximum of 500 words.
  3. Attach 1-3 pictures to support the story.
  4. Submit the Catholic School story to GrACE gracedirector7@gmail.com
  5. Tag (personally invite) someone you know to write the next story.
  6. Subscribe to Faithfully

Thank you for your efforts and for sharing your commitment to Catholic Education.

We are grateful.


Published Stories of Catholic Education



40 Steps with Jesus- Edmonton Catholic Schools

Bishop David Motiuk School Faith Day- Edmonton Catholic Schools

Her Call to Education Led to GrACE-Catholic Register



Those Schools in Brooks-Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools

I Couldn't Resist the Smarties-Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools



Because of Mr. Daniel - ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CALGARY (catholicyyc.ca)

Holy moments in hard times - ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CALGARY (catholicyyc.ca)

Holy moments in hard times - ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CALGARY (catholicyyc.ca)



Christmas cards for the retired priests


The power of storytelling

Catholic Education sticks with them


The love we show

Kneeling at Mary’s feet


God is so Good

Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper, Reaching Higher

25 Years of Catholic Education in Brooks


Blessings, Challenge, Gratitude and Growth

Moved by the Spirit


Igniting the Spark of my Faith: Sister Madeleine 

The Extension of my Domestic Church


Catholic Graduates Find Unique Ways to Celebrate

What's in a Name?

Little Saints: Works of mercy in action - ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CALGARY (catholicyyc.ca)





A Chesterton Academy in Alberta

When you Walk into a Catholic School


Faith Football and a Long Bus Ride

Embracing Change


Praying the Rosary at St Matthew

We are Advocates


30 Days of Prayer to St Joseph

Grandma Rose



Little One We Knew You'd Come

The Door of Hospitality


God is With Us

The Rosary Sisters


Thirsting for More

A Story of Grace


The Power of Witness

Staff Faith Formation


Meeting Students where They are At

Canmore's Hope for Hospitality