Welcome to John Paul II Catholic School
Welcome to the John Paul II Catholic School web site. John Paul II is located in the vibrant community of Stony Plain, Alberta. As part of the Evergreen Catholic Separate School Division, we work in partnership with our colleagues in Spruce Grove, Devon, Westlock and Hinton. Our staff and students together with the parish of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, openly celebrate our bond of faith in God. We strive to be a Christ-centred school where staff and students grow in the community of the Holy Spirit. It is our hope that we can provide students with means and opportunity to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and attitiudes to become life long learners rooted in Gospel values.
John Paul II Catholic School is an exciting, growing school community serving the needs of our families and ECS through grade 8 students. From its beginnings in the church basement to the modernized building we enjoy today, there has been non-stop growth for this school community.
Oratorical Winners Grades 3-8
In his Apostolic Letter proclaiming the Year of Faith (October 11, 2012-November 24, 2013), Pope Benedict XVI wrote:
The “door of faith” (Acts 14.27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church.
It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed
and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace.
To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime.
Inspired by the words of our Holy Father, we have chosen this Division theme for the 2012-2013 academic year in Evergreen Catholic Schools :
Enter through the door of faith.
When Paul and Barnabas arrived in Antioch, they called the church together and related all that God had done with them,
and how he had opened a door of faith for the Gentiles.
Acts of the Apostles 14.27
"Ever Growing, Learning and Living in Christ"