chaplainIntroduction

The role of the Chaplaincy Leader is to provide for the spiritual, moral, ethical, and pastoral care of the school community and to promote Catholic values within the school. Chaplaincy provides the following services: Masses, prayer services, prayers, retreats,pastoral counselling, social justice initiatives, classroom visits, resources on spiritual,ethical, and pastoral issues, and staff faith formation. Students and staff are always welcome to drop the chaplain’s office anytime. The Chaplaincy Leader consults regularly with the Principal and attends a variety of meetings to support the staff and students. As well the Chaplaincy Leader provides expertise in academic subjects on issues of spiritual, moral, and/or ethical significance where a Roman Catholic perspective is needed.

At Blessed Trinity our Chaplaincy Leader is Ms. Michelle Davis, BSc., MDiv., ThM.
Masses and Prayer Services

Each day prayers and particular prayer intentions of the school community are said at the beginning and closing of the school day.
Staff and students have the opportunity to participate in school Masses and prayer services offered throughout the school year. Mass is celebrated in our school chapel every Friday at 7:30 am for students and staff from October to May.

Sacrament of Reconciliation Opportunity is provided for students and staff to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. Classes gather in the chapel for a prayer service and examination of conscience in preparation for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Retreats

Each grade nine and grade twelve student participates in a retreat. The retreats are held in early September and October.
Each first period grade nine class participates in a full day retreat held at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. The retreat includes: chapel orientation, attendance at Mass, activities focused on getting to know one another, and various presentations lead by students in grades 10 through 12.The grade 12 retreat is a full day retreat held off site for all graduating students. A guest
speaker is often invited to address the graduating class. A luncheon gives the students an opportunity for fellowship and to share and reflect on memories of the past four years. A prayer service and activities are held in the afternoon.

Sky Pilots

Sky Pilots are a group of students lead by the Chaplaincy Leader who are interested in
developing Christian leadership skills. They enhance the spiritual life of the school by
participating in Masses and prayer services, Pilgrimage, social justice projects (food
drives, clothing and shoe drives, Christmas hampers etc., and awareness campaigns.
Members of the Sky Pilots have opportunities to attend workshops such as ‘When Faith
Meets Pedagogy’ and ‘Development and Peace’. As well, there are leadership
conferences and the following retreats: The Culture of Life, TORCH and Carpe Diem.
The students use the knowledge gained from the workshops/conferences to raise
awareness in the Blessed Trinity community about pressing social justice issues. Sky
Pilots usually meet once a month on Tuesday afternoons in the chapel or as needed.
Parishes
Blessed Trinity is very fortunate to have St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church next door to
our school. School Masses, prayer services, and retreats are held at the parish. Blessed
Trinity draws students from six elementary schools and three local parishes. The parishes
include: St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Grimsby, St. Helen Roman Catholic
Church in Beamsville, and St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church in Smithville.

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish
135 Livingston Ave
Grimsby, ON L3M 5J6
905-945-2661
http://www.stjosephgrimsby.ca

St. Helen Roman Catholic Church
4106 Mountain Street
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B7
905-562-7427
http://www.sthelenscatholic.ca

St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church
166 West Street
Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
289-956-0221
https://www.stmartinsparish.com