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Chaplaincy Leader: Fr. Andrij Figol Phone: 905-279-3171 x 76321
Affiliated Parish: St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church
One of the great benefits of attending a Catholic secondary school in Ontario, is that pastoral and spiritual care is available for all students and staff.
Chaplaincy offers support for the whole school community and provides opportunities for students and staff to explore, express and deepen their relationship with God and with one another as a community.
This ministry includes the following services:
In collabouration with the school community, the Chaplain assures a safe and trusting environment within the school where everyone is welcome and belongs. The Chaplaincy Leader ministers to students and staff who may be experiencing personal crisis, hospitalization, and bereavement. The school’s pastoral ministry strives to be attentive to the needs to those of other Christian denominations and religions.
In cooperation with the school affiliated parish and with the school Chaplaincy team, the Chaplaincy Leader coordinates school Masses and prayer services. St. Martin’s chapel is frequented by students and staff for prayer, meditation, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Bible reading. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved within the chapel throughout the school year.
The Chaplaincy Leader organizes classroom visits, offers retreats for students and staff, and coordinates special events and speakers throughout the year, all of which develop a deeper understand of the Christian Gospel values. Important issues, such as chastity, pro-life, world issues, identity, bully-prevention, leadership, etc. are addressed in the school in a variety of ways.
The Chaplaincy Leader coordinates Social Justice initiatives, such as visits to food banks, help to families in need in our community, food and clothing drives. the Chaplain attends regular meetings with the other Chaplaincy Leaders from the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board, creating a collegial and collaborative approach to high school ministry.