The Archdiocesan Sacramental Education Initiative is a joint endeavour by Archbishop Richard Smith and the board chairs and superintendents of the 10 Catholic school districts that operate within the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.  The aim of this initiative is to ensure that sacraments are pivotal events in the lives of all Catholic children who attend schools in these districts.

Under the guidance of the Archbishop/Board Consultation Group, a two-year position has been established to coordinate the implementation of this important initiative.

As a result of a recruitment process, we are pleased to announce that Kathleen Nguyen has accepted a two-year secondment to serve as the Sacramental Education Coordinator. The secondment is scheduled to begin in late August. Kathleen has Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and a graduate degree in Religious Education from Newman Theological College. She has been an elementary teacher with the Edmonton Catholic Schools District since 2001 at St. Michael and St. Teresa schools and most recently has been teaching Grade 1 at Holy Family School. She has also been actively involved with her parish (St. Agnes) and has served for many years as a volunteer with St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital. She is also the founder and instructor of an Irish dancing school.

“Ms. Nguyen is a gifted teacher who will bring creativity and passion to this position,” said Archbishop Smith. “She will be a definite asset to the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, and we look forward to working with her on this journey of spiritual enrichment for our students.”

Kathleen will be working out of the Pastoral and Administration Offices of the Archdiocese.

We congratulate Kathleen and wish her well as she assumes responsibility for coordinating this new Initiative.

Reverend Gregory Bittman

Chancellor and Judicial Vicar