Growing Pains

Friday, March 9, 2012 Written by

We will soon approach our third month in our new parish home. It has been an incredible journey and a wonderful experience. I don't think that I ever thought it would be as stressful and emotionally draining as it turned out to be. I quickly recognized that moving not only an office, but a whole church building and a home, was much more than my emotional self could handle.

Texting Through Lent

Friday, March 2, 2012 Written by

If you’re following the Lenten resource called ‘Texting Through Lent’, then you’ll know that today’s reflection is on Noah and the flood. I have to say, my perspective on this story has changed significantly ever since I watched Tim Hawkins (a Christian comedian) say a little something about it:

On Getting Old(er)...

Friday, March 2, 2012 Written by

So there used to be a time in my life that I could cherish being called "newly ordained." People would comment on how nice it was to have young priests. I liked that time of my life. After a few years of ministry and a move to become pastor of a number of parishes I no longer could be called "newly ordained" but was somewhat satisfied with the term "junior clergy." While not being newly ordained I was quite fine with the "junior" handle as I was still young (and much younger at heart) and not as seasoned as some of my colleagues.

 

Feedback

Friday, February 24, 2012 Written by

I love feedback.  To me, results matter. 

 

As I was losing weight three years ago, I had weekly weigh-ins and took body composition measurements every Sunday.  I needed that sort of regular feedback to tell me if I was on the right track or not.

26 Martyrs Feast Day

Friday, February 10, 2012 Written by

Feb. 6 is the feast day of the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki. Also referred to as

the feast of St. Paul Miki and companions. I have written about them before.

They were all crucified on a hill in Nagasaki City in 1597 for the sole

I have a bicycle

Friday, January 20, 2012 Written by

I have a bicycle. It’s a really nice one. Sleek, light blue, very light, and the handlebars are just the right distance away from the seat.

*NOTE - This blog was posted by Linda Bobowski   “You would have thought by now I would have at least lost a pound….”

It has always been my dream to see U2 live in concert.  I own many U2 concert DVDs, and every time I put one on – I envision myself in the audience (actually, I sometimes imagine I’m Bono) living the dream.

Saint Paul Would Approve

Friday, October 28, 2011 Written by

*Note: This blog was posted by Fr. David.  What a delight to have had the opportunity to travel with a group of parishioners to Greece and Turkey a few weeks ago.

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