“School chaplaincy is a pastoral role carried out in an educational setting in a collaborative and cooperative manner in order to promote the spiritual and human development of the members of the Catholic school community.”
– Ontario Bishops, Pastoral Letter on Catholic Secondary School Chaplaincy, OCCB, March 2009
It is understood to be an essential ministry to the whole Catholic school community, students and staff. This ministry is collaborative and encourages the gifts of others; it is pastoral and spiritual, involving liturgy and prayer, teaching, counselling and witness.
Chaplains are professionals who have undergone theological education and formation to prepare themselves for this role. Chaplains understand that they share in the Church’s ministry to its members and are guided by the Church’s teaching and practical advice; they foster a sense of collegiality with all the Church’s ministers; and, they understand their specific ministry in the broader context of the life of the Diocese.
Andrea Taylor is our school Chaplain. A graduate of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, Ms. Taylor joined the Halton Catholic District School Board as a Secondary Chaplaincy Leader in 2015, and has been working with children and young people for over twenty years in various educational and ministry settings.
**Ms. Taylor is available for video chat meetings during the school shutdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please contact her via email or social media to set up a meeting.**
Please check the Chaplain’s Corner Page for information, updates, and reflections!
Our Diocese/Local Parishes:
- Diocese of Hamilton
- St. Patrick Parish
- Holy Rosary Parish
- St. John the Baptist Parish
- St. Raphael Parish
- St. Gabriel Parish