Chaplains

What is a School Chaplain

A chaplain is a theologically and pastorally trained person who helps develop, strengthen and nurture the faith of the members of a school community.

School chaplaincy is a pastoral role carried out in a education setting in a collaborative manner in order to promote the spiritual and human development of the members of the Catholic school community. Chaplaincy is a ministry of the Church, and as such requires a mandate from the diocesan Bishop.

In the schools, the chaplain works with the principal and is accountable to the Bishop. In his works he is guided by the p0licies and decisions of the Board of Governors and the School Management Team.

Who carries out this ministry?

Today the role of a chaplain is not reserved exclusively for priests. School communities are being served by persons, be they clergy, religious, laity, women or men who have been recognised as having a specific ministry with the faith community of the school to facilitate opportunities to grow in Christ.

The central role of the chaplain is to provide evangelisation for the school community and support the faith life of its members.

Role and Responsibility of the School Chaplain

  • Celebration of the Eucharist and Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Assisting the school to celebrate paraliturgies (service of Scripture reading, hymns and prayer)
  • Leading days of recollection/retreats
  • Assisting a Principal who is not Catholic to better understand Catholicism/Catholic ethos
  • Attending and leading school assemblies
  • Supporting the Principal and speaking out when there are concerns
  • Liaising with local parishes
  • Spiritual conselling
  • Assisting the school to deal with satinism
  • Assisting the school to deal with traumatic events/crises
  • Being visible by visiting regularly
  • Serving oon the BOG/SGB if so determined by the connstitution of the school.

Hospitals / Clinics / Homes

Akasia Clinic

Tel: 012 440 2281

St. Martin de Porre: Tel: 012 440 6190

Astrid Clinic

Tel: 012 549 1023

St. John the Baptist, Pretoria North: Tel: 012 546 4619

Bougainville Private Hospital

Tel: 012 379 2044

Immaculate Conception, Hercules Tel: 012 377 1288

Deutsches Altersheim

Tel: 012 346 1222

St. Pius, Waterkloof Tel: 012 460 4043

Denmar Clinic

Tel: 012 998 6063

St. John Fisher, Lynnwood 012 361 1561

Eugene Marais

Tel: 012 334 2777

St. Columba, Capital Park 012 329 1032

Flower Fundation

Tel: 012 343 2650

St. Pius, Waterkloof Tel: 012 460 4043

Faerie Glen

Tel: 012 348 8811

St. John Fisher, Lynnwood 012 361 1561

Ga-Rankuwa George Mukhari

Tel: 012 529 3111

Holy Redeemer, Mmakau 012 703 3190

Garsfontein C

Tel: 012 998 7023

St. John Fisher, Lynnwood 012 361 1561

Gezina 24hr Centre

Tel: 012 335 7790

St. Columba, Capital Park Tel: 012 329 1032

Kalafong

Tel: 012 318 6400

St. Anne, Attridgeville Tel: 012 373 8337

Kilner Park Day Clinic

Tel: 012 333 4443

Christ the King, Queenswood 012 333 4738

Kingsley

Tel: 012 421 2060

St. Martin de Porres Tel: 012 440 6190

Holy Cross

Tel: 012 379 6061

Lady Selbourne, Tel: 072 678 183

Jacaranda

Tel: 012 343 2360

St. Martin de Porres Tel: 012 440 6190

Jubilee

Tel: 012 717 2011

Holy Cross, Temba Tel: 012 717 2510

Kloof

Tel: 012 367 4000

St. Pius, Waterkloof Tel: 012 460 4043

Laudium

Tel: 012 374 4021

St. Thomas, Laudium Tel: 012 374 2163

LCM

Tel: 012 452 9400

St. Pius, Waterkloof Tel: 012 460 4043

Lynnmed C

Tel: 012 348 4995

St. John Fisher, Lynnwood 012 361 1561

Louis Pasteur

Tel: 012 322 7860

Cathedral, Pretoria Tel: 012 326 3027

Mamelodi

Tel: 012 801 1905

St. Peter Clavier, Mamelodi East Tel: 012 801 1310

Medforum

Tel: 012 317 6700

Cathedral, Pretoria Tel: 012 326 3027

Medcare C

Tel: 012 460 5841

St. Pius, Waterkloof Tel: 012 460 4043

Muelmed

Tel: 012 440 2362

St. Martin de Porres Tel: 012 440 6190

I Military

Tel: 012 314 0999

Our Lady of Peace, Thabatshwane

Nazareth House

Tel: 012 460 3074

St. Pius, Waterkloof Tel: 012 460 4043

Orthopedic

Tel: 012 335 2796

Cathedral, Pretoria Tel: 012 326 3027

Moot

Tel: 012 330 8200

St. Columba, Capital Park Tel: 012 329 1032

Pretoria Acad.

Tel: 012 329 1111

St. Columba, Capital Park Tel: 012 329 1032

Pretoria East

Tel: 012 998 9090

Church of Beatitudes, Zwavelpoort Tel: 012 361 1561

Pretoria West

Tel: 012 386 5111

St. Joseph the Worker Tel: 012 327 0427

Eye Institute

Tel: 012 343 5873

St. Martin de Porres Tel: 012 440 6190

Pretoria Gynae.

Tel: 012 341 8217

St. Martin de Porres Tel: 012 440 6190

Pretoria Heart

Tel: 012 341 1002

St. Martin de Porres Tel: 012 440 6190

Pcess Christ.

Tel: 012 460 2221

St. Pius, Waterkloof Tel: 012 460 4043

Sungardens

Tel: 012 348 1934

St. John Fisher, Lynnwood Tel: 012 361 1561

Tshepong

Tel: 012 801 7230

St. Anne, Attridgeville Tel: 012 373 8337

Unitas

Tel: 012 664 1100

Maria Regina, Lyttleton Tel: 012 664 3069

Vista Psych.

Tel: 012 664 0222

Maria Regina, Lyttleton Tel: 012 664 3069

Weskoppies

Tel: 012 319 9500

St. Joseph the Worker Tel: 012 327 0427

Wilgers

Tel: 012 807 0019

St. John Fisher, Lynnwood Tel: 012 361 1561

Zuid Afrik.

Tel: 012 343 0300

St. Martin de Porres Tel: 012 440 6190