Principal’s Desk


In December, Pope Francis opened the Doors of Mercy in Rome. This usually occurs every 25 years and is known as a Jubilee Year. Pope Francis has declared this year to be the Year of Mercy.

At John Costello School we want to recognize the Year of Mercy too. The grade 6 social Justice Team along with Mrs. Novak and Mrs. Matiasz have developed our own version ofthe Holy Doors of Mercy. These doors are a replica of the actual doors at St. Peter’s in Rome and while we will not be walking through the doors, students will be passing their works of mercy through the doors located at our front display case. Students are writing about good deeds, acts of kindness and acts of mercy they have been involved in and placing them in a basket just through the doors in our display case.

Once the papers have been passed through the doors, the Social Justice team transforms them into butterflies and post them on the wall in the display case. Each butterfly represents an act of mercy and a visual reminder of the number of acts we perform as a community.

We really encourage you to stop by during the next few weeks and look at the display as it is very impressive. See the photos below comparing our doors to the actual doors in Rome.

Door of Mercy 1 Door of Mercy 2






-Paul Dorin
Principal, John Costello Catholic School

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Grade 4 Ginger Bread Creations – Thank You Sobeys

A big thank you to Strathcona Sobeys for their generous donation of 20 gingerbread kits. Our Grade Four classes thoroughly enjoyed decorating them!




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Terry Fox Run

On Monday, September 28, John Costello held our annual Terry Fox Run.  We also spelled out “Humility” on the hill behind our school.   We are in the third and final year of our faith theme from Micah 6:8, “Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.”  Click on the photo to view the video!


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