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Some schools, a few hospitals, an entire parish: All in a day’s work Some schools, a few hospitals, an entire parish: All in a day’s work

Some schools, a few hospitals, an entire parish: All in a day’s work

Thursday 8 February 2018

Media and Communications Office

For this busy Heidelberg priest, running a parish involves a lot more than just daily Masses. He’s on call to no less than four hospitals and two schools, and his pager barely leaves him alone, day or night. Not surprising, given that the hospitals under his wing include the Austin, the Mercy and the Repat.

Interview with a hospital chaplain

Wednesday 7 February 2018

CatholicCare

Cancer is a difficult topic. For many people who are undergoing treatment – and their families – having someone to talk to can help ease the emotional impact.

Last Sunday 4 February was World Cancer Day – created with the aim to raise awareness and education to avoid millions of preventable deaths each year. We wanted to share with you a hidden side of cancer, where cancer patients and their families find support and solace throughout their journey. This is hospital chaplaincy.
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