Académie Saint-André Academy is a family of faith, dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and living, loving, and learning together in relationship with God.
Catechetical Education infuses and permeates all we do, including classroom prayer tables, school masses, monthly virtues assemblies, and youth ministry programs. But more importantly, our school welcomes all people with love and kindness through the example and teachings of Jesus.
He was known as a humble man of faith who lived his life through prayer, hard work, and service to others. Now, Brother or Frère André will also be remembered as the namesake of Beaumont’s new Catholic school.
Frère André is the first Canadian-born man to be elevated to sainthood. The majority of his life was spent in Montreal where he founded the world-famous St. Joseph Oratory. Despite his weak health, Frère André served as the door keeper at Notre Dame College in Montreal where he welcomed everyone. “He was the equivalent of a school secretary,” notes Trustee Jack Kelly. “He will be a model of faith for our students, parents and staff as we build our school community in Beaumont” added Principal Jim McMullen. “Please pray for us as we begin our journey.”
St. Vital Parish
Known as the church on the hill, St. Vital Parish is Beaumont’s foremost landmark. It took only twenty devoted families to form the parish of St. Vital. But through the subsequent one hundred years, it has taken numerous people to maintain the parish’s vitality, uniqueness and independence. A small, simple church was built and Beaumont’s own Roman Catholic Church celebrated its first mass on June 30, 1895.
Today, St. Vital is home to Catholics throughout Beaumont and the region. Académie Saint-André Academy maintains close ties with the Catholic parish community.
Saturday: 5 pm English
Sunday: 9 am bilingual (English and French)
Sunday 11 am English
St. Vital Parish