I sung and recorded the exalted this year enjoy!
some photos My Bulletin article In preparation for my priestly ordinationthis coming May, I am required to do several things and one of those major steps is occurring this weekend at the 4pm Mass. The Church requires that men or women entering into certain ministries profess their faith before either the bishop or one of his … Continue reading Oath of Fidelity
It depends what you consider days of lent. If you start counting lent on Ash Wednesday, for obvious reasons, days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is 46 days. So do we fast more than Jesus, well not technically. I will try and explain in a second. Could 44 days be an explanation, yes the … Continue reading 40 days? 46 days? 44 days? 38 days? How many days of lent?
I'll be preaching a good amount during lent and I would like to share those homilies with you on this blog. My challenge during lent is to work on keeping them shorter for the sake of those parishioner's who attend work after Mass. A part of this preparation is I will write out my homily … Continue reading Brief Update on Lent
Part I, Part IIa, Part IIb. Almsgiving: I will make only a brief remark on this. Giving alms doesn’t just have to be through monetary donations. You can donate clothes to the thrift store, helping at the soup kitchen, doing service work at the Church. Doing good works for those in need or giving something … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part III
Part I, Part IIa Fasting: The question everyone gets is what are you giving up for Lent. However, this is only a portion, but a good portion of fasting during Lent. I’m picking something that I enjoy doing, but has at times gotten in the way of my relationship with God in prayer. Feel free … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part IIb
Part I We will look at Fasting in two different posts. Keep in mind today, Sunday you should not be fasting, and if you are reading this before lent enjoy Mardis Gras! First, the Church provides us requirements of fasting during the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday have a specific fasting practice … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part IIa
Recently Apple updated its software to include a new feature called screentime. It is a powerful new feature that tracks how much you use different apps. What is great is you can use screentime to limit screen use of your phone. Screentime (click this word to go to Apple's website) can be a powerful tool … Continue reading Apple’s Screentime and Lent!
Today the Dioceses in Louisiana celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. She intercedes for us and she has a deep significance to New Orleans. You can find this bellow: The first has to do with one of the great fires which periodically threatened the city, the Ursuline Convent included. Frightened residents joined … Continue reading Our Lady of Prompt Succor
Outside of my homilies, I haven't said much about the crisis our Church has been facing but I have been reading some articles recently on these matters that I believe are helpful. Please fast and pray for the Church. Pray especially that the truth come to light so as a Church we can begin to … Continue reading Some helpful Articles on the Abuse Crisis