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COVID-19 threw a curve ball into the efforts of the Ministry of Consolation (MOC) to assist families who had lost loved ones in 2020.

However, members of the Ministry at the St Charles RC Church, Tunapuna took the chance to seek nontraditional ways of reaching out to parishioners who request their service.

Cognisant that no known situation desperately requires human contact and presence as the loss of a loved one, the MOC’s Coordinator Barbara Wafe told Catholic News that the group gradually embraced and explored the concept that through technology, their fingers would do the “walking so we could keep on talking, keep on listening, keep on praying, keep on comforting.”
In short, technology allowed the Tunapuna MOC to be “present” via WhatsApp phone conferences and Zoom.

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