“We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”

The video below is of Archbishop Alexander Sample’s homily on the Liturgy, which he offered on Quinquegesima Sunday at the Brigittine Monastery of Our Lady of Consolation. Wow! Wonderful homily. One of my favorite quotes from it is: “We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”Continue reading ““We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.””

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”

May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi!

The Gospel reading for Mass yesterday was from Mark 1:14-20. Here’s an excerpt from the Gospel: “As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”Continue reading “May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi!”

St. Stephen and the “Bloody Octave of Christmas”

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””

O Oriens!

O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. From the Lectionary Cycle: Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae et sol iustitiae: veni et illumina sedentes inContinue reading “O Oriens!”

Requiescat in Pace Daddy Winders!

I was very saddened today to learn that one of my former teachers had passed away. Mr. Nikki Winders was a substitute teacher at Crittenden County and always subbed for the Agricultural Classes. He was a Baptist Preacher and the Voice of the Rockets on the local Radio station WMJL. I was blessed to getContinue reading “Requiescat in Pace Daddy Winders!”

Holy Thursday

From Vocation Boom: “Maybe not the holiest or most important day we commemorate during the liturgical year. But for priests and seminarians – really, for all of us – today is a day of unspeakable joy and glory. For the countless times your life has been touched by a priest, or for the innumerable timesContinue reading “Holy Thursday”

My first Protestant Church visit

Okay, well technically it wasn’t my first, as my Grandfather’s funeral back in February would be my first visit during a Protestant service. Last night though, was my first visit to an actual protestant worship service. Now why would I, a Catholic seminarian make a visit to a protestant worship service. Surely I am notContinue reading “My first Protestant Church visit”

FCA Speech @ Crittenden Co. High School

The following is the text of my speech that I gave to the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) at Crittenden County High School on January 11, 2012, after the invitation of one of my former teachers and good friend, Mrs. Carol West. So without further adieu… I want to cover three phrases that come fromContinue reading “FCA Speech @ Crittenden Co. High School”

Prayer for National Vocations Awareness Week

Heavenly Father, Your divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard. We earnestly beg You to bless our Diocese with many holy priests, seminarians, religious, consecrated, deacons, marriages, men and women serving in ministry and all vocations, that they will love You fervently, gladly andContinue reading “Prayer for National Vocations Awareness Week”