We are "a post-secondary Catholic school providing adult faith formation in a common life of study, prayer, and fellowship, inspired by the life and teachings of St. Therese of Lisieux. Through the encounter with Jesus Christ, lay men and women are equipped to pursue holiness and become missionary disciples of Christ in the world." (St. Therese Institute MISSION STATEMENT)
September 8, 2021
Even as we begin the academic year with hope and confidence, we are not yet free of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it presents.
The Delta variant of Covid-19, more contagious than earlier variants, has been on the rise in many places, including our province. The provincial government has not yet reinstated any public health orders and continues to encourage vaccinations. However, it has recently touched some of the families of our students and one of our staff members. Thanks be to God, no one has become seriously ill and all are on the mend. To supplement the precautions we already had in place, we have decided to implement additional measures out of an abundance of caution and to ensure a safe and healthy start to our nine-month formation program. These measures include:
- Incoming students are asked to take a self-administered, Covid-19 rapid screening test. If a result is positive, immediate isolation and a Covid-19 PCR test is requested to confirm the result. (All incoming students who have taken the rapid test have tested negative.)
- No outside guests are permitted to visit St. Therese Institute until at least October 1.
- Our students will not have contact with the local Bruno community, including our local parish, for at least two weeks.
- Staff members who have contact with the surrounding community will wear masks and maintain prudent physical distancing.
- Staff and students who develop any Covid-like symptoms will take immediate steps to present further spread, including wearing a mask, isolating, testing, and quarantining for up to 14 days if necessary.
As always, our top priority is to keep our student community safe and well, and to allow them to enter deeply into their year of faith formation with peace, joy, and confidence. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and prayers as we work to safeguard everyone in the year ahead.
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Need a little extra financial assistance for attending St. Therese Institute's School of Faith and Mission — Nine-month Faith Formation Program? Please review and apply for the Bursary and Scholarship opportunities listed below!
Early Application Scholarship
Three $500 Scholarships to be awarded (two to First Year applicants; one to Second Year applicant)
Available scholarships will be awarded to two (2) first year and one (1) second year students who are accepted and have confirmed attendance in the coming fall's St. Therese Institute's Nine-Month Faith Formation Program. The scholarship recipients will be determined by draw prior to program start or once all early applicants have been accepted into the program. All applicants who have applied by March 31 for the coming fall's program will be automatically entered into the selection pool.
Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation Bursary
One $1000 Bursary
One annual $1000 bursary offered through the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation to one selected applicant who will be attending St. Therese Institute's Nine-Month Faith Formation Program.
To be eligible for the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation Bursary, the applicant must themselves be a Knights of Columbus member, or the spouse, child or grandchild of a member in good standing. Preference will be given to applicants from Saskatchewan and those that demonstrate a financial need. Bursary application must be received by July 31st for the upcoming program-year. *
K of C Bursary — APPLY ONLINE
The Catherine Doherty Bursary
Three $500 Bursaries to be awarded (two to First Year applicants; one to Second Year applicant)
The Catherine Doherty Bursary will be awarded to a maximum of three students enrolled in the faith formation program at St. Therese School of Faith and Mission who has financial need and demonstrates an understanding of the role of the lay faithful in the Church today and the importance of lay formation. Three bursaries are available, each in the amount of $500, TWO for students who will participate in the FIRST-YEAR program, and ONE for a student in the SECOND-YEAR program (deadline: 12:00pm noon, Last Friday of August). *
Catherine Doherty Bursary — APPLY ONLINE
2021-2022 St. Joseph of Nazareth $2,000 Scholarship
One $2000 Scholarship to be awarded to 1 (one) male Second-Year applicant
The St. Joseph of Nazareth Scholarship is available for one male applicant in financial need applying to the 2021-2022 St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission second-year program. This scholarship honors the second-year male applicant who exemplify the St. Joseph-like tender strength, humility, and mature masculinity which brings life and stability to the communal aspect of the St. Therese program. (deadline: Dec. 10, 2021) *
2020-2021 St. Joseph of Nazareth $2,000 Scholarship
* General conditions that apply to all Bursaries or Scholarships ("Financial-Aid Awards" or "Award(s)"):
Financial-Aid Awards are non-transferable to another student. Most Awards will be applied as a non-refundable credit to the scholarship recipient’s tuition account. If the Award recipient discontinues or is discontinued, the applicable refund policy will apply to the portion of tuition due/paid by the student; the Award amount will not be included in the refund to the student. If a Award recipient on, or prior to, the start of the program is unable to attend, St. Therese Institute reserves the right select a new recipient from the pool of qualified Award applicants. Other criteria may apply.