A Priest Life

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

Tag: gratitude

Teach me to pray

“Fr. Jeff! I want to show you this!” Every time I go to their house, he always has something to show me. This evening was no different. “I do Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer every day!” He handed me a worn volume of┬áChristian Prayer. “It got wet, so the pages stick together. But I’m still […]

I don’t want to leave

At 6pm, we celebrated a Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption. In an effort to help our families, we held the parent meeting for our parish religious education program immediately following Mass. All of the children went across the street for activities in the parish hall while the parents learned about the direction […]

Blank page days

“Fr. Jeff, why haven’t you been writing?” The question has arisen many times lately because the frequency of my posts has dropped. I admit that sometimes it is due to my own reluctance. Reflecting on the events of these last few months and the blank pages that fill those days, however, You have helped me to […]

Delightfully unexpected

Priesthood: expect the unexpected. I think about that saying quite a bit. Today, it’s perfect. Sitting at my desk, I was working furiously on the tasks that need to be completed before I leave this weekend for Washington D.C. with the 8th graders from our school. A knock came at my door: “There’s a woman […]