To ensure that we keep in touch with the real world, novices are sent out to work on Thusdays and Sundays. Paul informed us of our new apostolates after the 3 day retreat at the end of first probation.
On Thursdays two of us go to a nearby prison, two are at a Catholic secondary school, two are working with refugees, two help the homeless and three are at a nursing home for the elderly. It’s good to get out and about and talk to normal people!
On Sundays we all go by bike to various parishes. Some sing in the choir, others get involved in children’s liturgy or parish groups and normally chat with the parishoners afterwards over a cup of tea/coffee.