Welcome to St. David’s. My name is Annabel Quinn, and I am your new chaplain…after 13 years at St. Mary’s High School in Kitchener I feel I am coming home!
As a student who attended St. David when it was a Senior School (just grades 7-10) I am no stranger to the kind and happy spirit this school has always offered to anyone who has walked through the front doors.
The school may have physically changed – for one thing it has more than doubled in size…and the uniforms are new (we could wear Lee and Levi cords but no jeans!) And we had Fr. Larry Bordenaro, CR as our resident chaplain. Well, I may have his white hair, but I am not a priest, I have a family (who all attended St. David’s as well) and I am a woman.
One thing has not changed though; the students of today share the indelible marks of a communal heritage. Our Catholic legacy is who we are. I am blessed to be a part of this school community and offer my gifts to its service, and to the service of the Gospel.
He is here for us. As your chaplain I will work with St. David’s toward shaping an environment that enhances personal and communal growth in body, mind and spirit. My primary role as chaplain is to facilitate this growth in the context of our Catholic faith. This will be done by sharing with students and staff in liturgical celebrations, retreats, social action, support groups, pastoral counseling (including grief and bereavement), and walking with individuals and groups on their faith journey.
Please come visit me or if you need to talk. Send me an email at Annabel.Quinn@wcdsb.ca or call me at 519-885-1340 ext 5280.