As a part of my bulletin article for the weekend, I wrote on the importance of penance during Lent. I will post that article here and expand on it myself over these last few days before we begin Lent. Lent is finally here can you believe it! As we all know soon, we will … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part 1
Happy New Year! No, I’m not a month early today is the liturgical new year for the Church. The Church follows the liturgical calendar and the new year moves around depending when the first Sunday of Advent is. This year it falls on December 2nd, so in the evening of December 1st, it will be … Continue reading The sights sounds and meaning of Advent.
In this weekend’s Gospel we will hear the following: “In those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. “And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ … Continue reading The End Times
This coming Tuesday we celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Cabrini, she is the founder of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was born in Italy but came to the United States in the late 19th century and did ministry throughout the country. She eventually became a naturalized citizen of the USA, … Continue reading St. Frances Xavier Cabrini the First American Saint
The Widow’s Mite This weekend we hear about a poor widow who came and put two small coins into the treasury and how her small contribution was worth more than the wealthy who put a large sum in the same treasury. The coin she put it was recognized as the lowest value currency in circulation … Continue reading The Widows Mite
This past weekend I was on vacation with my family in North Carolina. We stayed in the Mountains of North Carolina near Ashville. One day we wanted to travel up the blue ridge parkway. A scenic route that is over 450 miles long covering North Carolina and Virginia. We went up to a visitor center … Continue reading A reflection in the Mountains
In this weekend’s Gospel, we hear from Jesus: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus is using this striking hyperbole to show the necessity of grace for us to enter into salvation. You may have heard … Continue reading The Eye of the Needle?
See my bulletin article for the weekend This past Monday we introduced this new exciting program called FORMED! As explained, it is Catholic Netflix- a selection of lectures, audio books, movies, and many other resources that can help form your faith. I want to suggest one of the series on this new platform. This series … Continue reading Learn about the Eucharist on Formed
A few weeks I talked to you about my own vocation story and what helped me decide to enter the seminary. For this week’s bulletin, I would like to take you a little bit deeper into my vocational journey and tell you why the sea of Galilee is a part of my discernment. This … Continue reading The Sea of Galilee and my Vocation Story
As I'm getting to know the people of Ascension and St. Francis I wanted to introduce the people to my family. So if you don't know me that well or my family check the bulletin article bellow. Both my brother and I were born and raised in Baton Rouge, but the same cannot be said … Continue reading Meet my Family!