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Possible employment on the horizon. Prayers, please!

April 30th, 2014 at 01:32 pm

I've posted a bit about my return to school (Seminary for certification in Pastoral Care and Counseling). It has been a wonderful experience thus far, and I'm half way into my first quarter. I've been graced with a wonderful Christian environment that celebrates diversity rather than scoffing at it.

It was my ultimate goal to do hospital or prison chaplaincy. I'd like to do prison ministry, given my girls' dedication to social justice; however, the local hospital three miles from my home has a part-time program starting in January for PCE/hospital chaplaincy. I was referred by the present Deacon in our parish and learned that my admissions counselor in Seminary works with the coordinator to set up internships.

I will need to take three classes this summer, and then three in the fall. This means that I can potentially have a solid salary in less than a year, which would make things much easier financially on the family as my husband returns to school.

It is an exciting, but apprehensive time. To be in this state for the next year makes me tired, but I think with some organization and delegation it can be done. I'd appreciate any well wishes and prayers that anyone can spare. Smile

9 Responses to “Possible employment on the horizon. Prayers, please!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I hope it works out for you!

  2. Rachael777 Says:

    I am excited for you. is the job guaranteed if you take these classes.. can you do sortof an internship along thee way? neat news!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Prayers for you, Laura!

  4. Mooshocker Says:

    Laura, it goes without saying that you are in my prayers. I will offer up Mass this weekend for you and of course, ask for our Blessed Mother and Saint John Paul II's intercession. Blessings - Jamie

  5. i Says:

    What a wonderful confluence of opportunities. Hats off to you for being willing to work with a prison population, I'd be terrified. There was a TV series called 'JAIL' that ran recently which purported to be reality.
    http://www.spike.com/shows/jail

  6. Miz Pat Says:

    Years ago, when I was very young and dinosaurs walked the land, I worked as a volunteer in a prison ministry. It was the local jail and a very sad and strange place.

    You are in my prayers. May you be able to do great things. Take care

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Prayers! What a great opportunity!

  8. ceejay74 Says:

    Sounds promising! Sending good vibes.

  9. PNW Mom Says:

    Prayers coming your way!

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