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.

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

*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.

Living Strings

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Written by

So Christmas is coming, they say. It seems we have already been bombarded by multiple advertisements and I am sure that the stores are playing Christmas carols as the shoppers browse the stores for the perfect gifts.

A Visit With St. Max

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Written by

[Note: This post was written by our foreign correspondent, Brandon Jean, currently on assignment in Japan.]

I visited Nagasaki City for a second time and I made sure to visit the St. Maximilian Kolbe Memorial Museum.

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