Ever thought your gifts might be used as a volunteer lay chaplain?
Lay Chaplains currently are trained through a “Community of Hope” model. A class is being formed spring 2011 at Grace Episcopal Church, (409) 762-9676. Also welcome are lay chaplains who have been trained through similar training programs (e.g. Hands on Ministry or Stephens Ministry).
Other important volunteers include the Catholic Pastoral Assistants–these volunteers support the pastoral care ministry of the Catholic Chaplains Corps and are supervised by the priests in the hospital. Holy Family Parish (409) 762-9646
The Texas Dept of Criminal Justice chaplain’s office has a devoted group of lay volunteerswho are supervised by the TDC chaplain. The TDC Chaplain may contacted by calling (409) 772-6191 or leave a message at (409) 772-6108. The Chaplain’s office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.