We all have sets of keys, one to our house, our car, some for work, and other essentials in our life. In our society, locking doors is essential; we need to protect ourselves from threats and robbers. We also don’t give away keys to random strangers; we usually only give them to people we trust … Continue reading The Primacy of Peter and the Pope
On Saturday, August 15th, we celebrate an important solemnity of our Church. It is typically a holy day of obligation, but this year it is not because it falls on Saturday. As a Church, we celebrate the truth that Mary was taken body and soul into Heaven by Jesus at the end of her earthly … Continue reading Mary’s Assumption
I was first introduced to adoration in high school when I went on a trip called Steubenville South in Alexandria, Louisiana. I had no idea what adoration was and I remember seeing people having powerful experiences. Adoration became an important part of my journey to the priesthood. I went to adoration multiple times throughout high … Continue reading Come to Adoration
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