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SJSCAT Lay Chaplain

As a vital member of our school community, the SJSCAT Lay Chaplain, Caroline Moulinet, contributes to the spiritual and pastoral care within our community by fostering a supportive and nurturing environment deeply rooted in Catholic values. With a profound commitment to spiritual guidance, Caroline offers pastoral care and support to both students and staff across the Trust as well as beyond the walls of the school, as she collaborates closely with families to strengthen the bonds of our faith community. Caroline has a central role in implementing the Trust vision across its schools and enhancing our Catholic ethos by overseeing Chaplaincy provision.

School Chaplain

Monsignor Roger Reader is the Parish Priest of the parishes of The Transfiguration Kensal Rise and St Mary Magdalen Willesden Green. He was ordained for the Diocese of Westminster in 1995 and after serving at the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes New Southgate he worked as a Catholic chaplain in HM Prison Service, first at HMP Whitemoor a high security prison in Cambridgeshire, and then at HMYOI Feltham which was then a Young Offenders' Institution for young men from 15 -21 years old. He was appointed National Chaplain for the Prison Service in 2014, and in that capacity came several times to the Cardinal Vaughan School to talk about prisons and the criminal justice system.

Monsignor Reader was assigned as our school chaplain in 2019. He is responsible for the spiritual well-being of the school, including celebrating Mass with Lower School Year groups and small Sixth Year Form groups on most Fridays. On Fridays, many pupils come on a voluntary basis to the Sacrament of Confession.

Pupil Chaplains

As a way of developing and enhancing the Catholic life of the school and pupil participation in prayer and worship, each Form group at the Vaughan has two Worship Representatives.

Worship Representatives are responsible for:

  1. Creating a rota for different pupils in each form to deliver an aspect of the weekly' Thought for the Week' resource.
  2. Creating a 'Form Worship' board in their tutor room to enhance Catholic worship within the tutor group.
  3. Creating a prayer box, for students to put private prayers in. These can be placed on the altar for Friday Mass and blessed.
  4. Meeting with Ms Evans, Head of Religious Education, on a half termly basis to discuss Catholic Worship in the school.

Being appointed as a Worship Representative is a highly rewarding opportunity and pupils serve a very important service to the school.

Our Faith in Action group is a dedicated group of Lower School pupils, led by Ms Machado, Teacher of Religious Education, committed to implementing the principles of Catholic Social Teaching into practical service within their community. This group embodies the school's ethos of love and service by displaying compassion and social responsibility. By engaging in Faith in Action, students learn to integrate their beliefs into meaningful, real-world impact that extends beyond the classroom and inspires others. Find out more about the Faith in Action Award here.