The school chaplain provides for the sacramental needs of the school community. He celebrates a daily class mass and is available for confessions on a regular basis. The chaplain is also available for personal spiritual guidance for all members of the school community during the school day. From time to time he will take a Religion class to cover relevant moral topics, which helps to make himself better known to the class.
With school students, the aim of spiritual guidance is to help them lead fully human and Christian lives. To this end the emphasis is on helping them to see the sort of person they want to be in the future and to help them identify the steps that will take them there.
At key moments of the year the chaplain offers additional support to students, as follows:
Year round – get students to help prepare the liturgy; clean oratory
September – additional classes with new students
November – special emphasis on praying for deceased relatives and friends; bereavement support
December – preparation for Christmas including carol service, crib, confessions
February – preparation for Lent, school retreats plan and the promotion of the retreats
Easter – explanation and preparation for Holy week ceremonies
May – promotion of Marian shrine visits; individual guidance to exam classes.