In the last few weekends, God’s theme in the readings has been one of deep love for the poor and lowly. We see Him lift them up. We hear about this again this weekend when we listento the readings about the rich man and Lazarus, a very poor man. Lazarus struggled to find food to … Continue reading The importance of Giving Alms
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
I can’t believe a year has passed by this quickly. It was truly a great year with many blessings and challenges. Both the blessings and challengers have helped me become the priest I am now and the priest I hope to become as I continue my ministry beginning in Pierre Part, Louisiana. I did not … Continue reading Ascension Catholic; Goodbye and Thank You!
My Grandpa who will turn 93 this coming December made a long trip to see my ordination. My Grandpa has always been a faithful Catholic, and he has always been proud of me. One thing he hasn’t had was a priest in his own family. His brother was a priest, but none of his children … Continue reading My Grandpa’s long trip to see my ordination!
I posted this three part article in the bulletin here it is in one post! My Journey to the Priesthood (Part 1) With my ordination a short two weeks away! I want to share with you how I came to discover God’s call to the priesthood in my own life. I’ve shared some of … Continue reading My Vocation Story
During Year C of the lectionary cycle, our second reading is taken exclusively from the Book of Revelation during Easter. Our lectionary does not share much about this book but we do have readings from it every other year at daily mass in the last two weeks of Ordinary Time. Before I studied this book, … Continue reading The Book of Revelation
Origins of Divine Mercy Sunday We have been celebrating Divine Mercy for nine weeks now, and have reached its conclusion on this Divine Mercy Sunday. However, Divine Mercy Sunday is a relatively new celebration. The origin of the image of Divine Mercy came to us through a Saint. Saint Faustina Kowalska was born in Poland … Continue reading Some Notes from Deacon Tim
There is something about this image of Our Lady that I really enjoy. The painting comes from the late 19th century by an artist named Henry Tanner; it is in the artistic style of realism. I don’t understand different artistic styles, but to me, it depicts what the Annunciation could have looked like. First I … Continue reading The Annunciation, and Art.
On Friday, March 8th, I began planning my priestly ordination which is scheduled for May 25th. In anticipation of this important event in my life, I would like to share with you some things that relate to my own discernment and how I decided that God was calling me to the priesthood. This week I … Continue reading Mary and my Discernment