Masquerade (The Masks We Wear)- Reflections from Candletime and Phantom of the Opera

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”

A light in the Dark – Reflections on Candle Time at camp & the Paschal Candle

Well, tonight we started our first ever duo-camp! We are running two camps at once this week. Expedition (7th-8th grade), and Quest (5th-6th). I’m working the Expedition camp and also being a staff counselor (living in the cabins with the campers) this week. It’s a camp tradition that every night after campfire we close withContinue reading “A light in the Dark – Reflections on Candle Time at camp & the Paschal Candle”

Consecrated and Set Apart – Recognizing our own Consecrated lives through the Consecration of the new Altar at Gasper River

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”

2014: Gossip, Anger, Forgiveness, Joy, and Blessings

2014 has been a great year for sure! A year with gossip, anger, forgiveness, joy, and many blessings. Let’s make the next one even better!

End of the Year… And where, I will be this summer…

Well, here it is the end of my sophomore year in College seminary! It has been a year full of many blessings, great joys, saddnesses, and growth. I am currently in the middle of taking a break from finals studying, so I will make this short and sweet. Congratulations to one of my Bruté, brotherContinue reading “End of the Year… And where, I will be this summer…”

Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio

Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio On Saturday, I was interviewed by VocationBoom! Radio, a national radio show on over 230 radio affiliates. It is an hour long program and consists of my “shortened” vocation story (covering my life in Quincy, Beatrice, and Kentucky), answering questions from call-ins as well as talking about lifeContinue reading “Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio”

Now is the time of Courageous Priesthood!

There is a large argument that has been going on for years as to whether or not a priest should wear his collar when out in public, that is a topic that can be discussed at another time, but I want to take that topic and change it to fit another group of men. AsContinue reading “Now is the time of Courageous Priesthood!”

Gasper River Update

Well, here we are with 3 more weeks of camp left for the summer. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent here at Gasper and have grown so much. Tomorrow after Mass I will head back out for Camp Life III. This coming weekend a group of men from Bruté will be joining me forContinue reading “Gasper River Update”

Gasper River Update – Adoration and Procession

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”

Gasper River Update

Today is a hot day here at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center! We have been making sure that everyone is drinking lots and lots of water and staying really hydrated. The Holy Spirit has been moving through all of our campers and great things are happening. We have 7th and 8th gradersContinue reading “Gasper River Update”