Chaplain: Fr. Andrij Figol
Phone: 905-331-5591 x 4014
Affiliated Parish: St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
One of the great benefits of attending Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School is that pastoral and spiritual care is available for all students and staff. The Chaplain offers a professional service of pastoral support and care for the school community and is a visible sign of the school’s commitment to the spiritual and religious needs of students and staff. This ministry includes the following services:
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 sensitive to those of other Christian denominations and religions.
The Chaplaincy Leader coordinates school Masses and prayer services. Corpus Christi’s chapel is frequented by students and staff for prayer, meditation, Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved within the chapel throughout the school year.
The Chaplaincy Leader organizes classroom visits, offers retreats for staff and students, and coordinates special events and speakers throughout the year, all of which nurture the spiritual life of the school community. Important issues, such as chastity, pro-life, the Third World, identity, bully-prevention, leadership, etc. are addressed in the school in a variety of ways.
The Chaplaincy leader coordinates visits to a local food bank and is a staff advisors for the Safe Schools/ Social Justice Committee. As well, the chaplain attends meetings at the deanery and regular meetings with the other chaplains from the Halton Catholic Board, creating a collegial and collaborative approach to high school ministry.