Month: September 2014

You, Go And Work In My Vineyard

Last Sunday, today, and next Sunday, the vineyard is the setting for God’s Kingdom.  Today, we hear the father of two sons give each of them the same instruction: “Go work in my vineyard.” It seems this is the first lesson for every child of God to learn; what does the voice of the Father sound like? and what is he telling me to do? Have I heard the voice of God in my life? Pope Francis keeps teaching us that our first order of faith is to have that ‘life changing’ encounter with Jesus.  Jesus is […]

Sunday, September 28, Day of Prayer For Extraordinary Synod on the Family

(The Following Resources are provided from the USCCB Website:) Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Sunday, 28 September is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place from 5 to 19 October to treat the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. Particular churches, parish communities, institutes of consecrated life, associations and movements are invited to pray for this intention during Mass and at other liturgical celebrations, […]

Rev. James Doudican; Finally Home, May He Rest In Peace.

In the early hours of this day, Rev. James Doudican received the answer to prayer he has waited patiently to hear, the voice of the Good Shepherd calling him home.  Fr. Doudican has been fighting cancer for a number of years, and in June he entered a hospice care facility in Cheyenne. He did so well at hospice, that they felt he should no longer be there.  So, he entered an assisted living facility for a brief time, until it became very apparent a few weeks ago that hospice care would be required for his […]

We experience God in Mystery

September Institute Homily: 9/24/14 “Jesus summoned his apostles” “Jesus gave them power and authority … over all demons and to cure diseases “Jesus sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick…” Recently, someone sent me a new book, and I took a look at the preface and did not get much further than the opening line: “About fifty years ago, the remarkable theologian, Karl Rahner, made an intriguing comment about the forthcoming generations of Christians. He said that the future believer will be either a mystic or not believe at […]

On A Mission … St. Peter in Carpenter

This morning, I made it to one more ‘mission’ church within the Diocese of Cheyenne, St. Peter in Carpenter.  Just 30 miles south east of Cheyenne, this was one of the more convenient visits this bishop has had in a while. St. Peter is one of two missions served out of St. Paul in Pine Bluffs by Fr. Kevin Koch.  Next Sunday, I will celebrate Mass at the other mission, St. Joseph in Albin. Following next Sunday, I believe that will leave only three more mission churches to visit before I will have celebrated Mass in every church of the Diocese.  […]

God’s WORD is ‘Scattered’ Throughout the World to Gather All Into His Kingdom.

Today’s Gospel from Luke (8: 4-15) is the rather famous account of the sower who generously scattered seed. So often the ‘take away’ from this account is focused on the ‘good soil’ that yields a rich harvest. However, it seems another important aspect of this teaching of Jesus can be found in the very work of the sower, who scatters the seed. By Jesus’ own interpretation of this parable, we know the seed scattered is the Word of God.  Therefore, the Sower is God Himself.  Thus, we are not surprised by the generous and incredibly […]

Photos Of Mt. Carmel Monastery Construction, Carter Mountain, Wyoming

Phase I of the construction of a new Carmelite Monastery on Carter Mountain in Wyoming is well under way.  After three months of construction, here are a few photos to show you what is in the making.  Due to some very hard work on the part of the Carmelite Prior, Fr. Daniel Mary and the brother monks and the generous support of many donors, all cash is in hand for this phase of construction costs. Phase I includes ten hermitages, the chapter house, preparatory house, and refectory.  The refectory will have three levels, which will […]

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