A Message from the Chaplain
Olivia Novak is the acting Chaplain at Aquinas. The role of the Chaplain is to help students and staff to experience and live their faith on a day-to-day basis. The Chaplain also provides spiritual direction and pastoral care, helping you in times of trouble and helping you to figure out what God is trying to say to you through your everyday life. I hope to see you often in the chapel with your classes, for personal reflection, or for a visit with me to talk about the most important things in your life.
Peace be with you!
Please click on the link below to access the St. Thomas Aquinas
Secondary School "Pastoral Plan" for the current school year.
Pastoral Plans 2016-2017
Check out some of these websites for inspiration and ideas:
Daily reflections on scripture for teens
Message to Young Catholics on Social Justice, Canadian Catholic Bishops
Development and Peace, the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. Check out their latest campaign against abuses by Canadian mining companies.
Amnesty International Canada. Visit for urgent letter-writing actions.
An online community for Christians, similar to YouTube.
Check out the Tangle top 10 inspiring videos
Father Stan Fortuna, “the rapping priest,” has weekly messages, podcasts, links to music videos
daily reflections, online retreats, audio retreats
Check out “Ideas in Passing from Joan Chittister,” Benedictine nun and feminist theologian
Multi-faith resources for the spiritual journey, including spiritual practices, spiritual readings, book and film reviews, and online retreats
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops review of current movies, including top 10 lists for past years and The Vatican’s overall top 45 list.