Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occassion of Deacon Kurt’s Deaconate Ordination

     Yesterday morning, Msgr. Breier and I gathered with a packed cathedral for the ordination of 25 new deacons including our own Deacon Kurt Loeffler. The Mass begins as usual. After the Gospel, the candidates are called forward by name and the Archbishop asks them if they are willing to accept the office of deacon… Continue reading Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occassion of Deacon Kurt’s Deaconate Ordination

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

       Welcome to heretic Sunday. Today’s feast of the Holy Trinity is the one Sunday I dread preaching because the Trinity is so complex that in order to speak about Him without becoming a heretic you need to use minute philosophical distinctions, complex Greek and Latin words for which there are no English translations… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

8th Grade Graduation

     In addition to celebrating your graduation, today I’m also celebrating my 3-year anniversary as a priest. Sadly, much of my ordination remains a blur from which I remember very little. Beyond recalling fighting with every ounce of my being to keep from fainting during the Archbishop’s homily, my most vivid memory is walking… Continue reading 8th Grade Graduation