Suggested Daily/Weekly Schedule
Anglican Chaplaincy in Santiago
As the title indicates, this is a suggested schedule for your time in Santiago. Feel free to adjust and make changes as circumstances dictate. If possible, your time of service begins on a Friday and ends on a Friday, two weeks following. This allows for a possible overlap with chaplains who have preceded or will follow you. We know that serving from a Friday to Friday is not always possible because of travel or accommodation concerns, so adapt as needed.
In general, the flow of chaplain ministry historically is as follows:
Settle in, make contact with our local representative, Colin Patching, and get oriented to the city.
Determine your daily schedule, which should include greeting pilgrims, providing a service (prayer or Eucharist), and hospitality at the chaplaincy office.
Make contact with local ecumenical partners (list to be provided); as time allows, attend the Catholic pilgrim masses at the Cathedral or the English speaking mass at the Pilgrim Center.
Upon departure, contact the chaplain following you with any updates or information that would be helpful.
Friday or Day 1
Get settled in your accommodation. Meet with the departing schedule to debrief, if possible. If your paths do not cross due to travel schedules, we suggest you be in touch with your predecessor for any updates or helpful information. If you have time, visit the Campus Stellae (CS) building to introduce yourself to the receptionist and staff, and check out the space. Nuria and Carolina are our contacts at Campus Stellae.
Saturday or Day 2
Meet with our contact for a brief introduction to the city (restaurants, pharmacies, etc.). Make contact with our ecumenical partners to offer collaboration and possible participation in Sunday services. If collaboration is not possible, there is a group of Anglicans/Episcopalians in Santiago who would be interested in a Eucharist service on Sunday. Colin will be helpful in this matter. Check out hospitality supplies in the CS space to ensure that there are enough for your first few days. If time allows, greet pilgrims and distribute invitations to Sunday worship and any opportunities for hospitality on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday or Day 3
Attend or participate in leading Eucharist. Depending on the situation at Santa Susanna, it is possible to use the CS space for worship.
Monday-Friday, Week 1
9am: Set up CS room for the day.
9:30am-Noon: Greet pilgrims in the square, on one of the Camino routes, or near the Pilgrim Center and distribute invitations to the daily service and hospitality time. You could also stand out in front of the building to welcome and speak to pilgrims.
Noon: Attend the Pilgrim Mass at the Cathedral as desired. (On Wednesdays, there is an English Mass in the Pilgrim Center). There are several other Pilgrim’s Masses during the day and evening, so you have several options during the day.
1pm: Eucharist, followed by hospitality
NOTE: Campus Stellae is closed from 2:00-4:00pm. If you are inside during that time, you’re okay.
3pm-5pm: Greet pilgrims in the square, on one of the Camino routes, or near the Pilgrim Center and distribute invitations to the daily service and hospitality time.
Evening: Campus Stellae is open until 8pm. If desired, you could hold Compline at 7:00 or 7:30pm.
Greet pilgrims and distribute invitations to Sunday worship. Prepare for Sunday worship.
Monday-Thursday, Week 2
Repeat week 1 schedule and make adjustments as needed.
Prepare to leave Santiago. If possible, meet with the incoming chaplain for a debrief or arrange a phone/Zoom call.