Ministry of Hope follows the men and women whose job it is to bring faith, hope and love to strangers in different Irish institutions. Over a year, these chaplains reach out to people at their moments of greatest vulnerability, to offer advice, support, inspiration and care. They do, however, face the challenge of an increasingly secular Ireland. In tonight’s episode, Margaret Sleator supports Sean O’Keeffe whose wife is critically ill in the Mater hospital. In DCU, Philip McKinley helps first year students settle into university life at the start of term. In Shelton Abbey Open Prison, Catherine Black counsels David whose release date is approaching.