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I am sure you all know by now that I am the new lay chaplain at St. Mary’s. Let me share with you who I am and what I would like to do for this school.

 

Hello!

I am sure you all know by now that I am the new lay chaplain at St. Mary’s. Let me share with you who I am and what I would like to do for this school. First of all, I have lived in England for 8 years. I grew up in Canada and was brought up Catholic. I really didn’t discover my faith until I was 13. I was at a prayer service when I decided to give my life to Christ. This didn’t mean I had it easy. By all means my life as a teenagers had its ups and downs, but through my challenges I was able to discover who Christ was and felt that he was helping me on my way. In my early 20s I didn’t know what I wanted in my life. Should I become a nun or should I marry? What did God want me to be and where did he want me to go? At the same time I had the privilege to go to WYD in Toronto. Someone from my parish paid for me to go! It was there that God guided me  and this is where I met Bill Spanjers, your former chaplain, my future sister-in law! WYD really showed me that there are lots of people, from around the world who loves JESUS! From that point on I wanted to use my faith to help others.

 

Now fast forward fourteen years and God has placed me where He wants me to be, which is to be a chaplain.  I love it here at St. Mary’s. All the staff and students are really friendly and I feel that I belong to a family. My goal as chaplain is to serve as Christ serves. I plan to do this by being there for the staff and students and to uphold the ethos of the school, which is to live my life according to the gospel.

 

 God Bless

 

Annie