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    Notes from the Chapel

    Looking for a good set of plans?  We have something even better...

    Have you ever had to make something yourself?  Maybe a woodworking project, or a good home-cooked meal?  As a landscaper, a luthier, and a lover of all things construction I am constantly building (and fixing) things.  Let me tell you, it always helps to have a good plan before starting a project!  When we have a good plan, we know what we're aiming for, and we can always make sure we’re on the right track.

    Well, the good news is that when we involve God in our lives, we have something even better than a good set of plans; we have the master architect too! It's like having Ricardo in the kitchen with us, or Mike Homes in our workshop!  We don’t always know the best way to build our life, but getting the plan and walking alongside the great architect—who we know as God—makes all the difference.

    So let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

    Lord our God, you are the architect of life,
    and the giver of every good thing. 
    We offer to you today the life within us,
    and we ask for your help as we seek to build a life of meaning,
    and a life of generosity.

    God bless you always in Christ,

    Chris Vonesch
    Chaplaincy Leader
    St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School
    613.445.0810 x7

What is Catholic Education all about?

  • Gr. 8 Pilgrimage

    Our Grade eight students take time each year to visit the Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha, Canada’s first aboriginal Saint. This is a powerful opportunity to grow in faith through the age-old tradition of pilgrimage!

    It is believed that since Kateri’s death, many miracles have been performed through her intercession.

    Have you ever thought about becoming a saint? Becoming a saint means loving …

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  • Catholic Education Week Celebrations

    Thank God for the gift of Catholic Education! At a time when Catholic beliefs are not culturally acceptable, we have an incredible gift and opportunity in our hands. During the first week of May every year we celebrate Catholic Education, and enjoy many activities as part of the celebration. We start off the week with an opening Mass in Kemptville with students and teachers from every school in …

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  • Pro-Life issues

    The march for life is an opportunity to raise our hearts and our voices for the rights of all human beings regardless of their age or health, celebrating the dignity of each and every human being. But its special focus is the rights of the unborn. Taking part in this public demonstration is a way of standing up for the rights of those who are not able to stand for themselves—and it is a lot of …

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  • Marinate in God

    Take your heart and let it marinate in the words of God: “I have called you by name, you are mine. … you are precious in my eyes, and I love you.” (Is 43)

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  • Senior’s visit at the Osgoode Care Center

    Each month our students have the opportunity to visit with 100 elderly residents at the Osgoode Care Centre, located on Snake Island Road, outside of Metcalfe. The date for this month is Wednesday, November 25. Our youth participate in activities and games with the seniors, and engage them in one-on-one visits.

    Visits to the Osgoode Care Center are open to all students at STA, so come out and …

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  • Catholic Education

    Catholic Education is a holistic education designed to form and inform students, mind, body, heart and soul. It is committed to excellence as it invites students to respond in the context in which they live in the light of their faith. Catholic education is dedicated to ensuring that students reach their full potential so that there is success for all. This desire is expressed well in the Ontario …

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Chaplaincy Contacts

  • Mr. Vonesch, Chris

    Business: (613) 445-0810 x7
    Email: chris.vonesch@cdsbeo.on.ca
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