As a Military Community and Family we are all impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions in different ways – self-solation, social distancing, restrictions on travel….
A message from the Wainwright Garrison Chaplain Team:
One thing that can never be restricted is our own spiritual life – the opportunity and ability to connect with and seek the sustaining strength of one’s Faith.
The Wainwright Garrison Chaplain Team is available and committed to support you and your family as best as we can during these times of uncertainty and upheaval.
Although our Chapel is limited to 15% of our capacity, (17 people), we are open and conducting worship on Sunday mornings for both the Catholic and Protestant communities. Unfortunately, our Chapel Rec Space is closed until indoor social gatherings are permitted. However, we are here to assist you in meeting your spiritual and religious needs.
In particular we want to highlight three means available to military members and their families to access Spiritual Support for any who would seek it during these days.
- Chapel Sacred Space and Padre Counsel: For those who have access to the Garrison property, the Chapel will be open M-F from 0900-1500 for those seeking a quiet space for prayer, reflection and refuge in the Chapel Sanctuary. Feel free to drop by the Chapel during these hours. (Note: the Chapel Rec Space area will only be accessible to 3 CDTC candidates for their personal administration). A Chaplain will be present during these hours to offer counsel or guidance if desired.
- Chaplain Services available by phone or appointment: Even though we too are practicing social distances techniques, our Chaplains are always available to military members and their families by the following means:
- During business hours you can reach our padres by their cell phones or email:
- Padre Werunga- 780-842-1363 ext 1252; firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Padre Horsman- 780-842-1363 ext 1251; Kent.Horsman@forces.gc.ca
- Padre Parker- 780-842-1363 ext 1272; Robert.Parker@forces.gc.ca; and
- After hours Emergency Duty Chaplain: 780-842-1363, ext 1700 and ask for the Duty Chaplain.
- Spiritual Resources and Information: You can keep up to date on Chapel happenings and our status by connecting to our Facebook page by searching us at Garrison Wainwright Faith Centre and Sacred Space.
Please know that your Garrison Chaplain Team is always here for you!
Padre Parker, Padre Horsman and Padre Werunga