At Trinity Catholic College, Chaplaincy plays a unique and crucial part in helping to form our students as Christian disciples, suitably equipped to go into the modern world and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. The nature of a Catholic school is such that we seek to educate the whole person academically, socially and spiritually, nurturing in each and every individual the God-given gifts and talents they have received.
It is the role of the Chaplain to help foster a culture of prayer in College through which students and staff can encounter the Lord Jesus, especially in the Sacraments. We are very blessed to have strong links with our local clergy who ensure that the Sacraments are celebrated regularly here. Through the regular celebration of Holy Mass on the first Friday of each month and at various stages throughout the year, the Eucharist stands at the centre of our common life in College, nourishing and sustaining us on our journey to spiritual maturity. On a termly basis, there is an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession in College, especially during the great seasons of Advent and Lent.
Our annual participation in the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is a very important event in the College calendar and each year a large number of students and staff take part. It is our aim to
foster greater participation in popular pious practices and devotions, such as the Holy Rosary and the Stations of the Cross, so that our students can continually encounter God in a prayerful and authentically Catholic way which helps them to grow in holiness and charity.
Besides ensuring the centrality of prayer and the Sacraments in College life, the Chaplain is also available to offer pastoral care and spiritual support to all students and staff. This is particularly important during times of crisis, illness or bereavement but also amidst the day-to-day business of life. The offer of this pastoral support is regardless of religious affiliation, and is available to students. parents or members of staff who feel that they would benefit from speaking with the Chaplain.