The chapel is our holy place where students, staff and the community come to worship, pray and just quietly reflect. We are priveleged to have such a tranquil, inspirational and beautiful chapel in our school.
LIFE OF JESUS STAINED GLASS
The newest stain glass in the chapel shows a glimpse of the life of Jesus. When students are praying or meditating in the chapel, the stain glass helps them reflect over how Jesus lived His holy life and how they too can follow his path.
Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, “God is with us” Matthew 1:23
The first piece is the nativity scene where baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph are displayed representing the birth of Christ and the beginning of His journey among us.
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was open, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily for like a dove--Luke 3:21
The baptism of Christ reminds us of our own baptism and how His baptism enlightened Him to the beginning of His public ministry.
Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.--John 13:5
Finally, the last image is that of Jesus washing the feet of one of his apostles before the Last Supper. The importance of service is demonstrated by the son of God giving service to others and humbling Himself.
IN GOD’S HANDS STAINED GLASS
The first pane of glass depicts the chaos of the world.
The second stained glass pane shows the hands of God rising out of the chaos with the world in His hands.
At a closer observation, the world is transformed into a dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit and the school’s spirit. In the opposite direction, the dove transforms into a fish, which is a symbol of Christianity transforming the world through Jesus Christ. Also in the hands of God is the Earth, reminding the viewer of His wonderful creation.
The Marian Shrine was constructed in the Spring of 2007 by Mr. MacIntosh, our Construction teacher. The shrine was later blessed by Archbishop Collins in June 2007. The Shrine serves as a place of prayer and reflection for staff and students.