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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2023-24 School Year Calendar 

May Virtue of the Month: Acceptance
Acceptance is the ability to respect the dignity and rights of all persons, even those whose beliefs and behaviours differ from our own. Everyone should strive to love and respect their neighbour, as they love and respect themselves.

May is:

Asian Heritage Month (National)
Community Living Month in Ontario (Provincial)
Canadian Jewish Heritage Month (National)
South Asian Heritage Month (National)
Speech and Hearing Month (National)
National Vision Health Month (National)
Polish Heritage Month (National)
Armenian Heritage Month
Dutch Heritage Month (Provincial)

May is the Month of Mary: Mother of God
The Church's tradition in many places dedicates the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. During this time, Catholics try to keep the Mother of God more present in their hearts, with a love shown in affectionate devotion to our Lady. ​

May - Community Living Month 
Community Living Month is a province-wide annual awareness campaign to recognize the accomplishments of the Community Living movement. Join Community Living Ontario and 100+ local associations across Ontario as they celebrate  #CLInspiringPossibilities for the inclusion of people who have an intellectual disability and their families. 

May 23 - 
Parent Reaching Out Event: Employment Supports Resource Fair 2024
​​The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Special Education Advisory Committee invites students with differing abilities and their parents/guardians to attend the Parent Reaching Out Event Employment Supports Resource Fair 2024.  It will be held at St. Marcellinus Catholic Secondary School on Thursday May 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Please refer to the event flyer for registration and information.

May 23 - St. Monica Catholic Elementary School’s 25th Anniversary
Come celebrate 25 years of Catholic education. Thursday, May 23 – 5:30 pm Barbeque, 6:30 pm Walk Down Memory Lane, 7:00 pm Liturgy and Celebration. Location: 60 Sterritt Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-454-6346.  Event Flyer 

May 24 – World Day of Prayer for the Church in China
In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as a Day of Prayer for the Church in China. He chose this day since it is the traditional Feast of Our Lady of Help of Christians, venerated at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai. Ordo 2023-2024

May 26 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28: 19-20)

May 26-June 1 - National Accessibility Awareness Week           
National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) takes place every year starting on the last Sunday in May. It is a time when accessibility and inclusion is promoted across communities and workplaces and a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts of Canadians who are actively removing barriers and ensuring persons with disabilities have an equal chance to participate in all aspects of Canadian society. 

May 28 - DPCDSB Board Meeting​ 

May 29 – Canadian Martyrs C.E.S. 50th Anniversary Celebration
All CMART alumni, current & former staff members, and all community members are welcome to come and celebrate 50 years of Catholic Education at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School (1185 Mississauga Valley Blvd., ​​Mississauga). Celebrations begin with Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by an Open House from 7-8 pm. For more information, please contact the school at

May 29 - Red Shirt Day  
Red Shirt Day (of Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion) is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for persons and families who are living with disabilities, celebrate the achievements of people living with disabilities, and to pledge their commitment to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities in all aspects of life in Canada. ​ ​

May 30 - Croatian Heritage Day (Provincial)

May 31 – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1:42)

June Virtue of the Month: Fairness
Fairness is the ability to be open-minded and act in a just and fair way. Fairness allows us to treat others with mercy and compassion - to feel and act with and for another person.

Month of June: The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is:
National Indigenous History Month (Provincial)
Pride Month (National)
Filipino Heritage Month (National)
Italian Heritage Month (National)
Portuguese Heritage Month (National)
Brain Injury Awareness Month (National)
Deafblind Awareness Month (Provincial)
Seniors' Month (Provincial) ​  

June 1 – Triple D-iamonds Softball Tournament is Back
Save-the-date of June 1 for the DP Staff Softball Tournament (12 team tournament).  Please express interest to​ once you have confirmed interest from a minimum of 12 staff members. Open to Elementary and Secondary Staff Teams. Location: Duggan Park, Brampton.  More information to follow.​

June 2 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
All ate and were filled. (Luke 9:17)

June 7 – The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
The love of God has been poured into our hearts. (Romans 5:5)

June 7 - World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
Catholics worldwide are urged to pray for Priests today. The day was begun by Saint John Paul II in 2002 with the objective of having all Catholic faithful join in prayer for the sanctification of Priests. World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests coincides with the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Ordo 2023-2024

June 8 – The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
His mother treasured all these things in her heart. (Luke 2:51)

June 9 – Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time​

June 10 - PA Day for Elementary Schools

June 16 – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time​

June 18 - DPCDSB Board Meeting​ 

​June 18, 19, 20, 21, 24 - Secondary Examination Days

June 23 – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
The birth of John the Baptist was one of the earliest feasts to be named to a particular day on the Church calendar. When John was born, his parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, called him John in accordance with an angel's instruction. Living with Christ, June 2024​

June 26, 27, 28 - ​PA Day for Secondary Schools​  

June 29 – The Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles
Peter, a fisherman, was chosen by Jesus to be his disciple. After Simon confessed that Jesus was the Christ, Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter and told him that it was on this rock (petra) that he would build his Church. Paul’s experience of the risen Christ resulted in his conversion from a zealous persecutor of Christians to an apostle. Paul called himself the “Apostle of the Gentiles.” Living with Christ, June 2024

June 30 – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



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