CHAPLAINCY AT MARYMOUNT ACADEMY
Chaplaincy at MMA seeks to promote the spiritual and human development of all of the members of our school community, by following the model and teachings of Jesus Christ.
As Chaplaincy Lead, my job is to support, connect, encourage, celebrate, challenge, and promote who we are as Catholics. It is to take the “what” students learn in Religion classes and translate it into the “how” we are to live a life based on the Gospel.
Chaplaincy incorporates many aspects, including, but not limited to, the following:
• One-on-one confidential meeting with students who may be dealing with grief, self-esteem issues, spiritual deficit, drug or alcohol abuse, family problems, academic difficulties, bullying, self-harm, etc.
• Advocacy for students and staff
• Faith development, including retreats, guest speakers, field trips, etc.
• Faith celebrations, including prayer services and Eucharistic celebrations
• Collaborating with student success, working with students, teachers, administration, and other support staff, to ensure all students achieve the success they are capable of
• Helping with our Gr. 9 & 10 Faith in Action Religion hours (meeting weekly, coordinating soup kitchen visits, liaison with parish and community partners)
This year, we will be celebrating our Catholic faith through the theme “Opening Doors of Mercy”, and remembering that we are all called to “Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8)
Please feel free to contact me anytime ~ Jen Geddes, Chaplaincy Lead.
I am at Marymount on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays, and can be reached at 705-674-4231 x116. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I am at Bishop Alexander Carter CSS and can be reached at 705-969-2212 x107.
Also, please consider joining us for our school liturgical celebrations through the year - watch the calendar for details!
Helpful Links of Faith
Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association: http://www.ocsta.on.ca/
Christ the King Parish: http://2013.christthekinglive.com/
Diocese of Sault Ste Marie: http://dioceseofsaultstemarie.org/
Institute for Catholic Education (Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations): http://iceont.ca/