Christmas 2021: Jesus, Our Living Hope

Archbishop J. Michael Miller shares words of joy and encouragement during this Advent and Christmas season.

This Christmas, the Church is open for the celebration of Mass. We rejoice that the faithful can come together to praise the Lord for the great gift of Christmas and want to invite everyone to share in this blessing.

Faith Development Day 2021

On September 1st, the CISVA connected online for our annual Faith Development Day to dive deeper into our theme for the 2021/22 School  Year: “One Family, One Hope in Christ.”

Our presenter is David Wells. David uses humor and stories to share his great experience in ministry and teaching; he will address wellbeing, family, and the hope we find in Jesus Christ. David began teaching in 1985, was Head of Upper School, worked in London, England for the Catholic Education Service, and has worked in adult formation with the diocese of Nottingham and the Plymouth Diocese.

Many thanks to all those who participated and took part in preparing for and executing the event. AMDG.


  • First Place: St. Andrew’s Elementary
  • Second Place: St. Edmund’s Elementary
  • Third Place: Notre Dame Regional Secondary

Thank you to everyone who participated! We enjoyed viewing all the submissions.


  • Archdiocese of Vancouver
    • Commitment to Truth & Reconciliation with First Nations and Indigenous People (via RCAV)
  • David Wells (Guest Speaker)
  • Rose Pillay (Educational Consultant, Superintendent’s Office)
    • The One-Degree Difference (via Strength Leader)
    • The Extra Degree Difference (via Inspire Your People)
    • Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter “Patris Corde” on the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church (via Vatican)
    • Rose’s Twitter Account to see all her amazing and timely resources throughout the school year (Follow @RosePillay1)
  • Kevin Solis (Educator, Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary)


ESPRESSO – September 2021

PRIORITY DUE DATE INFORMATION CONTACT PERSON 1. Jumpstart for New Teachers Registration Due Last Call New teachers will meet with the CISVA Educational Consultants and other members of the CISVA Superintendent’s Office to become familiar with the range of services provided within our school system. They will explore what it means to be a teacher […]