Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Year in the Diocese of El Paso

by Angel Tarango Ceballo on September 14, 2020

I am so grateful to God for having had the opportunity to do hospital ministry at Baylor Scott & White hospital in Irving, Texas. This time at the hospital was one of the most humane and powerful experiences I have ever had. By the end of each day of clinical work or classes, I was exhausted. However, I also felt truly alive.

The diocese of El Paso usually asks its seminarians to do a full pastoral year at a parish, so that they can be involved in the life and ministry of a priest as much as possible. With God’s grace, it will take five years to complete the Master of Divinity degree since I am doing a pastoral year at St. Mathew’s parish in El Paso. I am really excited about this experience. Having concluded the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), I would like to put into practice what I learned there and continue to learn a lot from God’s people and the way they experience God. My involvement at the parish will be virtually and in person.

It seems to be that this pastoral year will be a unique experience and a window of opportunity opened by God as we continue to journey in this challenging time.

Your prayers are welcomed. Be assured of my prayers for you all as well.