31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

     The other day I was talking with some friends who remarked that it seems like Halloween is dying out. They were lamenting that they didn’t have many trick or treaters visit them this year. Clearly, they have never been to Florissant before because I have never seen Halloween like they do it up here.… Continue reading 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The seminary, where new priests are trained, is intended to be a very grueling period of formation. It’s a program that everyone goes through, but as you go through you are assigned to different formators who are responsible to take that program and craft it directly to you. It is calculated and thoroughly evaluated. The… Continue reading 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C (Stewardship Sunday)

     When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to be a grown up. As a kid, it just seemed that life would be better when I was finally an adult and then I hit my 18th birthday and it didn’t really mean anything. I thought well, maybe when I turn 21 then I’ll have made… Continue reading 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C (Stewardship Sunday)

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Each year, the United Nations develops a suitability report and part of that report is called the World Happiness Study.  The study that was released this spring shows that Americans are not happy. It showed that “even as the United States economy improved after the end of the Great Recession in 2009 … happiness… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     A couple of years ago, on the 10th anniversary of my high school graduation I was asked to return to my high school to speak at a mother-son brunch. I’ve had the privilege of speak at a fair number of mother-son or mother-daughter Masses, brunches, etc. And when I do, I always have… Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     In addition to my work here at Sacred Heart, I also serve at the Archdiocesan level as the director of continuing formation for priests. It’s my job to make sure the 300 or so priests in the Archdiocese are up to date on theology, best practices in ministry, but even more importantly my… Continue reading 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C