REGINA — Regina Catholic School Division’s theme for the 2017 - 2018 school year is “Let Your Light Shine.”
The opening mass for the new school year was held at Resurrection Church in Regina’s southeast and was attended by teachers, staff and school board members, as well as area parishioners. The mass was also an occasion to recognize the winners of the student poster contest depicting the “Let Your Light Shine” theme.
Aida Beaudin, a Grade 5 student from École St. Andrew, and Abigail Giannette, in Grade 6 at St. Angela Merici School, were recognized and received framed copies of their winning art work. Beaudin was at the opening mass and received her tribute there. Giannette was unable to attend the mass and was presented with her work at her school. Both were introduced to the full board of trustees at the Sept. 5 board meeting.
Three Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM) were honoured for their years of service to both the school division and their religious community. They were presented with framed prints by local artist Wilf Perreault. Sister Mary Martin Zywina celebrated 75 years as an RNDM and Sisters Germaine Zentner and Marilyn Leblanc celebrated 60 years. Sister Mary Martin Zywina was not present at the mass and received her framed print at a separate function.
Rev. Rick Krofchek, pastor of Resurrection Parish, celebrated 40 years of ordination and was also presented with a framed Perreault print.