École Sainte-Marie Mère de Dieu


École Sainte-Marie Mère de Dieu is a private French-language Catholic school whose aim is to instruct students in Christian doctrine and morals through the continuity of advanced general knowledge. Its educational goal is for students to be able to one day explain their faith, namely the certainty of their belief in God and His most holy Mother, to whoever wishes to hear.

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History


Sainte-Marie Mère de Dieu School came into existence in July 2022 as a result of the joint efforts of Mr. Ubertelli, a group of teachers, parents, and benefactors. Its purpose is to advance Catholic education with a traditional mindset in a rigorous, welcoming, and respectful environment, and to meet the needs of families seeking to educate their children through a thoughtful and conscientious approach. The school has assembled qualified and dedicated teachers who are recognized and experienced, each specialized in their respective fields of expertise. These teachers provide a classical and faithful education. The school has extensive premises in the Saint-François d'Assise church in the Hintonburg area of Ottawa.

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Liturgical Calendar

Friday May 24, 2024 - Ember Friday of Pentecost

Epistle


Gospel

Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke 5,17-26.
And it came to pass on a certain day, as he sat teaching, that there were also Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, that were come out of every town of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was to heal them.
And behold, men brought in a bed a man who had the palsy: and they sought means to bring him in and to lay him before him.
And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up upon the roof and let him down through the tiles with his bed into the midst before Jesus.
Whose faith when he saw, he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying: Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering he said to them: What is it you think in your hearts?
Which is easier to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise and walk?
But that you may know that the Son of man hath the power on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy), I say to thee to: Arise, take up thy bed and go into thy house.
And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed on which he lay: and he went away to his own house, glorifying God.
And all were astonished: and they glorified God. And they were filled with fear, saying: We have seen wonderful things to-day.

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible - Per Ipsum