Holy Land Pilgrimage – Final Thoughts

Words cannot express how blessed I have been over the past week. Getting to walk in the Footsteps of Christ, from his humble birth in the cave stable in Bethlehem to his ministry along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to his entry into Jerusalem, and his cruel death upon the Cross. Finally experiencingContinue reading “Holy Land Pilgrimage – Final Thoughts”

John Paul II and his encouragement of Altar Servers

As we near the canonization of John Paul II on Sunday, I recollect on how he influenced my life. When I first started serving was under his pontificate, and I remember always being amazed at the ways in which he celebrated the Mass and the seminarians, servers, and priests who served his Masses. It wasContinue reading “John Paul II and his encouragement of Altar Servers”

“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.””

Quote of the day: “Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim…”

“Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim, not repeated here in the West after centuries, made once only long ago in Palestine, yet part of the sacrifice offered throughout the world each morning. All Masses are one sacrifice, including the death of the cross, continuing through all time the act of offering then begunContinue reading “Quote of the day: “Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim…””

Ite Ad Joseph! The Solemnity of Joseph, Spouse of Mary.

“…And Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary; of her was born Jesus who is called Christ. 18 This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally. 20 He hadContinue reading “Ite Ad Joseph! The Solemnity of Joseph, Spouse of Mary.”

Listen to me on Vocation Boom Radio!

                                I will be talking vocations, nationwide on over 230 EWTN radio affiliates, Sat. 3/29/14 at 4 pm CT with Jerry Usher on the Vocation Boom! radio program. Please feel free to share the above photo!

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 Emmanuel!

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectratio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domines, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people: Come and set us free, Lord our God. Lectionary Cycle: Emmanuel, rex et legifer noster: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, ourContinue reading “O Emmanuel!”

O Rex Gentium!

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man: Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust. From the Lectionary Cycle: Rex gentiumContinue reading “O Rex Gentium!”