My life and work as a Pastoral Care Sister in Corpus Christi Parish in west Belfast, engages me with many and varied tasks, but most importantly with people of great warmth, welcome and strong Christian faith.
Since my arrival in June 2016, I have been involved in preparing new parents for the Baptism of their children. I visit the recently bereaved and attend the funerals of their loved ones.
I support the parishioners on their faith journey, by preparing and facilitating prayer, liturgies and helping them promote devotion to Our Lady through the Marian Association. The Prayer Ministry in the parish is certainly “alive and active” particularly through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament two days every week. This experience of the parish community praying together supports me.
The highlight of my day, is visiting the sick and housebound and having the privilege of bringing them Holy Communion and praying with them. I know these are special graced moments for both of us.
Working as a Parish sister, for me is both nourishing and enjoyable.
Kathleen McErlean DC