The Diary of a Very Different Pastoral Placement
Written by Deacon Damien Locke
- 10 days into my pastoral placement and there is a very steady flow of ‘customers’. I have at least baptism scheduled every day this week. It is really wonderful to see the joy expressed by those bringing their children forward to be baptised, despite the fact that the celebration is limited to only 4 people – the parents, godparents and of course the child!
- Yesterday I experienced one of the most challenging pastoral experiences of my stay here so far. The funeral of a young lady who was tragically killed in a very bad traffic accident. The identification and release of her body took many days and she was supposed to be married to her fiancé back in May but of course that had to be postponed due to Covid.