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The essence of the Chaplaincy work at the College is to serve the Church, to provide opportunities for the students to grow in service to their neighbour and to foster a ‘hope filled’ spirituality.
The College is a profoundly Eucharistic community, with Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament the central focus for prayer, worship and inspiration. The students celebrate Mass and Benediction as an integrated part of their Religious Education, Voluntary Mass is offered on significant feast days and throughout the year there are regular opportunities for all of the students to take part in Eucharistic adoration.
At 8.35 every morning the staff room becomes a place of prayer and reflection and at 8.45 every form group offers their intentions through prayer, invoking the help of our patron St. Anselm and Blessed Edmund Rice the founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers.
The College chapel is set apart as a house of prayer and is treated with respect and reverence. Sacred images of Our Lady and the Saints line the corridors and the public spaces. A shrine to Our Lady is at the heart of the College buildings at the centre of the quadrangle.
The College chaplain is Rev. Fr P O’Brien and he is assisted by Rev. Fr J Mitchell who acts as Spiritual Director.