As most of my friends know, my favorite musical is Phantom of the Opera. In it, we find a masquerade ball that is held in the Opera Populaire to celebrate the first year of success by its’ new owners, Monsieurs Firmin and André. All of the cast, workers and patrons come and perform a danceContinue reading “Masquerade (The Masks We Wear)- Reflections from Candletime and Phantom of the Opera”
This past week we had the dedication of the new Altar at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center in Bowling Green, KY. Gasper has been my “home” and summer job for the past two years. (This final round is #3) It was a great joy and blessing to be able to emcee theContinue reading “Consecrated and Set Apart – Recognizing our own Consecrated lives through the Consecration of the new Altar at Gasper River”
A blessed feast of St. Stephen to you all! St. Stephen is the patron saint of the Cathedral and Diocese of Owensboro, KY. He was the first martyr of the early Christian church, and was also a deacon. His death (by stoning) is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, having been witnessed by SaulContinue reading “St. Stephen and the “Bloody Octave of Christmas””
Here is a photo of Bishop Medley, Owensboro Priests, deacons, and seminarians who were represented at the National Catholic Youth Conference this past weekend. What a joy it was to be able to serve the youth with these great men! I’m headed off for to celebrate Thanksgiving in Quincy this afternoon. Please pray for safeContinue reading “NCYC – Clergy, well represented!!”
Happy Priesthood Sunday yesterday to all of the priests in my life! I thought that I had published this post, but I didn’t so here it is a day late. 🙂 Happy Priesthood Sunday to all of the priests in my life, especially those who have impacted my vocation in such a large way. ThereContinue reading “Happy Priesthood Sunday!”
Here is an excellent video just released from LolekProductions on Immigration Reform with my Bishop, William F. Medley. Bravo Bishop! Bravo!
God is SOO good! Growing up and moving is never fun and it was never fun for my family and I when we moved the summer before my 2nd grade year to Beatrice, Nebraska. Being so far away from family and friends is never fun and it was hard on us. One thing that weContinue reading “Gasper River Update – Adoration and Procession”
Tomorrow the Catholic Church will celebrate her birthday, the Feast of Pentecost! Christ told us that he had to leave, but after he left he would send us the comforter, the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit. Let us pray for those who guide and lead our church. Especially for his holiness Pope Francis, The Most ReverendContinue reading “Veni Creator Spiritus!”