There are those moments in our lives where we may face fires and difficulties. In my own life, I had one of those moments. I was a deacon anticipating my priestly ordination and, I get an email from the rector saying he wanted to meet with me. It’s just like being called into the principal’s … Continue reading God’s Joy in the Midst’s of Tribulation
A couple of years ago, I went to visit the Holy Land with some of my classmates from the seminary. One day we went to visit the place Mary went to visit Elizabeth. The same place where Elizabeth welcomed Mary with joy, the same place where Mary sang her great hymn praising the Lord. What … Continue reading Mary’s Assumption
I was asked one time what your biggest fear in life is? After giving it, some thought I said, “that I put a long time and effort into something, and it would be all for nothing.” Maybe we can relate to that in our own lives. There are things that we set our minds to, … Continue reading Building up Treasures in Heaven
When I was in high school, I went on a week-long camp, which we called the Catholic Leadership Institute or CLI. During the week, we had a priest with us and there as spiritual support for us. One evening the priest was available for confession, and some of the leaders put on an examination of … Continue reading God nails our sins to the cross.
The Gospel this weekend sets up an interesting contrast between Mary and Martha. Martha is busy and anxious about many things; she seems to be preparing food for our Lord making sure everything is ready to go. You may be able to relate to what she is going through; we may have set up for … Continue reading Hospitality or Discipleship
It is a joy to begin here at St. Joseph the Worker and continue to help at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in White castle. I was in the habit of writing bulletin articles in Donaldsonville my previous assignment, so I hope to continue to write here at St. Joseph the Worker. To begin I … Continue reading Some things about me
Last year I heard a quote from a priest that has stuck to me to this day and I believe will continue to stay with me as I move forward in my priesthood. “are you weak enough to be a priest?” A profound statement that should make us think. Normally in our world we look … Continue reading God Qualifies the Called