A Priest Life

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

Tag: marriage

Color of love

There seems to be red everywhere. A quick look at some social media today might reveal a number of photographs and avatars in red as people express their hopes that the Supreme Court might redefine marriage. After seeing these pictures this morning, I walked over to the church to pray as I do most mornings. […]

In my front seat

I was driving back to Jennings listening to Psalm 27: O Lord, hear my voice when I call; have mercy and answer. Of you my heart has spoken: “Seek his face.” It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face. My thoughts turned to the perennial question, “Where are you, Lord?” […]

Love endures

Standing in front of everyone at the Knights of Columbus meeting, I was preparing to begin our prayer service. “I’ve never done this before! I guess this is part of being newly ordained!” I smiled as everyone in the hall laughed. I’ve had the opportunity to witness a new marriage on several occasions, but this […]

The best is yet to come

Mass was over, and I was sitting in the pew praying the Office. As they approached me, I could tell they were excited. “Father, would you give us a blessing? Today is our 50th wedding anniversary!” We proceeded to the sanctuary, where I gave them the blessing for this wonderful celebration. Afterwards, I asked them […]

Vocation: Found

The celebration of the sacraments is always a joy, especially for a new priest. This evening, I found a greater-than-usual amount of it in the celebration of marriage. I had the joy of preaching at a close friend’s wedding. It was a chance to share the riches of friendship and to reflect on the many […]