Monday, September 17, 2012
Looking for a personal priest: apply now!!!
In a breath taking report from CathNews I have discovered a new role for Catholic Clergy. It seems that the UK singer, Charlotte Church has a personal priest. Fr Richard Reardon has now gained some celebrity status. I expect part of his workload may include advising Ms Church on her relations with the Vatican.
How does one get a personal priest? My Archdiocese doesn't have an application process and I can't afford to fly over to Cardiff where Fr Reardon has launched this exciting ministry initiative.
Does one get appointed the same way as spiritual directors? I wonder what the criteria would be for such a role? Obviously the priest would need a mobile phone so I imagine that texting pastoral suggestions and quotable quotes would be standard.
Would your personal priest be available for Home Masses? (remember them from the good old days).
I am taking applications now and invite interested clergy to send me a copy of their CV, preferred social media, two passport size photos ( one with vestments please) and their hours of availability.