A Priest Life

"Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing." -St. Paul

Tag: Christmas

Search in our trash

It was late. A few pieces of wrapping paper were still scattered on the carpet. Opened presents were stacked half-hazardly around the living room. Most of the kids had all gone home. My sister called and told mom that my nephew was upset. He couldn’t find an accessory to one of his new toys. “Poor […]

The Greatest Present

At almost 92 years, she doesn’t leave the house much, if at all. Since she couldn’t make it to Mass, we brought Mass to her. There, packed into my Grandmother’s small living room, our family crowded around a small folding table. It was another one of the joys of a new priest’s life. Surrounded by […]

Midnight Mass

It’s my first Christmas as a priest. Someone stopped me to ask, “Father, what is Christmas like as a priest?” Two things come to mind: it’s one of the few nights I stay up late with the children, and it’s one of the greatest joys I’ve ever known. Merry Christmas to all! Rejoice in the […]

Two-year-olds Jumping Rope

She knew what jumping rope was. She understood what to do and how to do it: jump up and down over the rope, just like the big kids. In her mind, that’s exactly what she was doing. She was jumping rope. Actually, she was trying to. Standing just two and a half feet high, the […]