Our Catholic Identity

Children prayingDiscover Our Catholic Faith

In the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, we profess our faith in everything that we say and do.

Whenever we profess our Catholic faith we are saying:
      “This is who we are.
      This is where we stand.
      These are the most profound truths we hold.”

We profess our Catholic faith throughout each day beginning with these words:
      In the name of the Father,
      and of the Son,
      and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Catholic Education

Students prayingThe Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board believes:

That, "from a Catholic perspective, the purpose of education is not only the transmission of knowledge, but also the formation of the whole person of the students through bringing them to the personal integration of faith and life. Catholic schools are responsible for imparting Christian doctrine in an organic and systematic way, in order to initiate students into the fullness of Christian life and to elicit in response a personal commitment to that way of life";

That "Catholic parents send their children to Catholic schools expecting them to experience education permeated with religious values, including religious instruction, to see Catholic values held, modelled, expressed and taught by teachers, to participate in the sacramental life of the Church carried out in the school, to receive career counselling and academic planning in the framework of vocation, and to enjoy an atmosphere in which values taught at home are supported";

To view the Religious Education: JK-12 policy, please click here.

168 Years of Success - Ontario's Catholic Schools

The Enduring Gift - Catholic Education in the Province of Ontario

For Catholics in Ontario, the dramatic struggle for equitable school funding spanned well over a century. Many students today would be surprised to learn of the hurdles that the Catholic community overcame at every step.

Ontario's Catholic schools are a testament to the commitment and leadership of previous generations. The Enduring Gift will help a new era know their story and proudly identify with the legacy of Catholic education. The gift is now in their hands.

What "The Enduring Gift" here


I Believe - Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations

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Becoming a Catholic

If you are interested in learning about the Catholic Church, in what we believe and how we seek to live our faith in Jesus Christ, or if you would like to take steps to join us in faith, you are invited to visit the Diocese of Hamilton website for more information: