Recently renovated, our school chapel is open daily to all students and staff. It is located in the heart of the school on the first floor near the main office. Students have the opportunity throughout the year to gather for our teaching masses, liturgies of the word, spiritual talks and prayer opportunities. The chapel can be reserved by all teachers for class prayer and reflection in accord with Chapel Use Guidelines.

Board Spiritual Theme

2018-2021 spiritual theme

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has again adopted a Board-wide Spiritual Theme to guide our school community through the years 2018 to 2021.

Our Spiritual Theme “Seek Justice, Love Kindness & Mercy, Walk Humbly with God” enables our staff, students, and community to dig deep into the Gospel to make real and meaningful connections with our everyday lives. This three-year theme will focus on Catholic social teachings to align with global competencies and encourage learners to think globally and act locally.

Year two of the Spiritual Theme will focus on the “Love, Kindness and Mercy” component. The second year will focus on healthy relationships and family.

God is love. This concept can never be explored fully, and yet, it is the culmination of the hope of humanity. The discernment of this year can be on good friendships, avoiding all that can hinder healthy community. This will be meaningful to both staff and students.

We look forward to showcasing the ways in which our staff and students connect with this spiritual theme.

Love Kindness & Mercy

Year Two (2019-2020 school year)

The second year will focus on healthy relationships and family.

Liturgical Year: At Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate we incorporate the liturgical year of the Catholic Church into our school year. Practically this means opening our school year with a mass, giving thanks to God for all we have during Thanksgiving, remembering those who have given their lives for us on Remembrance Day, preparing our hearts for Jesus’ birth during Advent, Celebrating the Birth of our Lord during Christmas, marking our foreheads with ashes on Ash Wednesday, practicing the spiritual disciplines of prayer, alms-giving and fasting during Lent, having a passion play during Holy Week, celebrating the
Resurrection of our Lord at Easter time, praying the rosary during the month of May and closing our school year with a final liturgy. We also connect certain activities with the seasons such as making Christmas Hampers during advent for families in need in our school, collecting food for the poor during Lent or Christmas caroling for seniors before Christmas. 

Chaplaincy Services

2018-2021 spiritual theme

The role of Catholic School Chaplaincy is to provide faith leadership inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a spirit of hospitality, solidarity and respect for all. 

Our services include:

 - Daily prayer for staff and students.
 - Liturgical celebrations in keeping with the  liturgical
 - Communal prayer and  reconciliation services.
 - A vibrant youth group that meets weekly.
 - Field trips to enhance faith life of students. 
 - Service and social justice opportunities for  students.
 - Spiritual retreats for students and staff.
 - Faith development workshops for students.
 - Faith leadership workshops for staff.
- Character formation and religious education 
   religion teachers.
- Pastoral counseling & coaching for students, staff
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 - Coordination of school-wide social justice initiatives
sustainability projects

The chaplaincy office is located around the corner from the main office and is open - every morning 7:30 am to 12:00 noon.
Appointments are available outside regular office hours upon request.


About our Chaplaincy Leader

Our school's current Chaplaincy Leader is 
Ms. Jaclynne Neri

The Chaplaincy Team Leader facilitates the Christian life of the school in a very concrete manner by being available to students, staff and parents so that all may participate in developing the faith dimension of our school community. Personal and Christian development will be provided through interviews, discussion groups, peer ministry, class visits, social action projects, communal prayer and retreats. This approach is designed to provide students with concrete experiences that promote gospel values such as service, community, family and servant leadership.

Youth Group

Youth group is a club within our school that meets every week at lunchtime. We gather in prayer, plan good works and activities that help others in our school and in our community and support each other in our faith lives. Some of our activities have included: a trip to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, excursions and sandwich making to and for Shepherd’s of Good Hope, Christmas caroling at Villa Marconi, helping the veterans at the Perley Rideau Veteran’s Health Center, Faith Mentorship Day, Youth Ministry Institute and fundraisers for those in need. Our purpose is to learn how we can make our world a better place by putting our faith into action following Catholic social teaching and the precepts of the Gospel.

Parish Links

Our school community is served by the following parishes. Click on the links to visit the parish websites:

St. Monica Catholic Church
2080 Merivale Road
Nepean, ON
K2C 3H1
Phone: 613-727-1067

St. Maurice Catholic Church
4 Perry Street
Nepean, ON
K2G 1K5
Phone: 613-224-1892

St. Augustine Catholic Church
1060 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON
K2C 0A6
Phone: 613-225-7388