Month: June 2010

What’s In A Name?

Recently, I’ve learned that three different young couples I know, two of whom I married, are expecting their first child.  Early Saturday morning, other friends of mine just became grandparents for the first time.  Of course, a big part of this “birthing process” is the awesome responsibility of naming their children. I’m of the mind that God is actually the one who names each of us, it is just up to the parents to figure out what this “divine handle” is.  A similar discussion took place during the recent confirmation season, when some of the […]

Wyoming Catholic College

Earlier this week I spent the day in Lander, Wyoming for a full day Board of Directors meeting for the Wyoming Catholic College.  It was a very productive day, as well as enjoyable.  The board is made up of a very dedicated group of individuals who are committed to a very unique endeavor in the world of higher, Catholic Education. Most Catholic educational institutions focus on forming the student wholly, in mind, body and spirit. WCC has a truly unique approach. A liberal arts degree that uses the Great Books to offer the very best […]

Candidacy

This evening, on the Nativity of John the Baptist, a small group gathered in the chapel of St. Mary’s School to celebrate a simple Mass.  Within the context of the Mass, three of our seminarians took a formal step towards their preparation to receive Holy Orders.  Daniel Poelma, Bob Rodgers, and Brian Hess all three will enter their first year of theology this Fall.  Most seminaries today now require this formal declaration be made prior to entering first theology.  During this rite of Candidacy, the Church acknowledges the formation efforts made thus far on the […]

Sacred Heart

Tomorrow, we celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This year, this feast also marks the end of the Year For Priests. I ask you on this Feast to make an effort to find some time to visit your local church and spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. As you do so, please remember and pray for the many priests who celebrate the Holy Mass each day to bring this precious gift of Jesus, the gift of his Love present in the Eucharist to each of us. In this diocese, […]

CORPUS CHRISTI

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  Our Church is built upon this presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  We renew again our faith in this mysterious but true presence of Christ in the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine which become His Body and Blood.  It is this presence of Christ in the Church and all its members that make the Church at once both Divine and human.  For us as the individual members as well as the corporate Body of Christ, the Church, to be all we […]

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