St. Francis Xavier High School is privileged to have its own chapel. The chapel, located off the atrium, is the focus of the spiritual life of the school. The chapel is used for private prayer and class liturgical celebrations.

Chaplaincy Department

Our school's current Chaplaincy Leader is Tony Adams. Mr. Adams holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University, has studied theology at the graduate level, and has completed a master degree in Pastoral Counselling at Saint Paul University. He has served the Ottawa Catholic School Board for over 15 years as a Chaplaincy Leader. Mr. Adams can be reached anytime via the school’s main number.

High school chaplaincy is a ministry of presence to staff, students and their families. The Chaplaincy Leader helps to create an atmosphere of care, concern and compassion. Through the Chaplaincy Leader, community worship, prayer and social action projects are animated. The Chaplaincy Leader also fosters liaisons with local parish communities and the diocese and assists the school and parents in helping students practice their faith by loving God and neighbour. Personal and Catholic Christian development will be provided through pastoral counselling, class visits, social action projects, peer ministry, and preparation for various liturgical activities and celebrations.

Parish Links

Our school community is served by the following parishes. Click on the links to visit the parish websites.      

St Bernard Parish

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish


St. Leonard Parish