The Chaplains is one of the important component in keeping the moral values and behavioral pattern of military personnel and officer. In fact, a Chaplain in the military bases holds the rank of an Officer. The chaplains conduct masses and other religious activities inside the military base churches.
The usual duties and responsibilities of Chaplains in the military chain of command include:
• Hold mass and other worship services to keep the faith of military personnel
• Hold other church services such as weddings and funerals of military personnel and officers who married and as well those who died of either old age or in combat zones
• Provide spiritual advise and conduct visits in military hospitals and to military personnel families
• Supervise and oversee Sunday religious activities of the church inside military bases
• Provide training to lay ministers who spearheads religious activities
• Prepare publications and other religious messages in special military gatherings
The field of study which is helpful in the Chaplaincy job includes:
• Excellent knowledge in theology to clearly give good ideas and homilies during mass
• Enthusiasm in helping others improve their spirituality needs
• Understanding to the needs of many people inside military bases as well the personnel families
Classroom instructions as well as related subject matters dealing with religion are helpful attributes. Course content also includes:
• Training on the responsibility of chaplains to the moral value formation of the personnel
• The strategies in handling the religious needs of military personnel and officers
• Strategies and basic procedures in handling churches in military bases
• Basics in pastoral counseling
The Chaplains in the military organization work in military established churches, hospitals and also onboard ships.
The priests who are not holding religious services inside military bases also hold the same services such as holding of masses and other religious activities in various churches, correctional institutions, and school institutions all over the globe.