Welcome to the STAHS chaplaincy page! Here, you can find answers to your questions about high school chaplaincy, scripture, upcoming events, and even music!

Chaplain Dean Woodbeck sitting at his desk

What is a Chaplaincy Leader?

A Chaplaincy Leader is someone you can talk to about spiritual or personal issues. They can help you find the answers within, give you advice or connect you with someone else who can help. They have lots of resources you can use, like books, videos, and CDs. A Chaplaincy Leader can help you find ways to get involved in your school or community. They lead prayer services, teach in religion classes and help develop the spiritual life of the school community.

Who is your STAHS Chaplaincy Leader?

Hello, my name is Dean Woodbeck and I am the Chaplaincy Leader at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. I have been in this role since 2004. I love the fact that I can accompany students and staff on their journey in faith. I have an office with comfy chairs and an open door to visitors for discussion and building of friendships. Stop by and say hi!

How You Can Get Involved

Students are always welcome and encouraged to participate in prayer services or mass. Speak with Mr. Woodbeck about how you can get involved by reading scripture or leading prayer.

Contemporary Christian Music Recommendations


Sidewalk Prophets - The Things That Got Us Here
Lecrae - Restoration
Switchfoot - Covers
Chris Tomlin  -Chris Tomlin and Friends 
Shane & Shane - Vintage
Need to Breathe - Out of Body
Christsfari - Musicianaries
Cory Asbury - To Love A Fool

Christian Film and Television Recommendations

The Chosen - The story of Jesus told through the perspective of his followers. 


Saint of the Week

St. Martin of Tours -Feast Day Nov. 11 

A Prayer for the month of November

Loving God, as we celebrate together and move through this month of remembering, inspire us to remember all those who have gone before. May we see the saints as role models for us in our daily lives, may we honour all those from our families and loved ones upon whose shoulders we stand, may we be reminded that we are all treaty peoples and we need to not only remember but live this in our lives together, give us respect for all those who have made it possible for us to live in freedom and peace by giving up so much, even their lives. We ask all of this in the name of Jesus, our brother.


Daily Mass

St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica

More Resources 

Busted Halo
Oregon Catholic Press 
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Cornerstone Media -- Top hits in popular music and resources on how to user music for faith

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