A Priest Life

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

Tag: Mary

Our Lady of the Faculty

One of our teachers stopped me in the commons. Hey Fr. Jeff! I’d been feeling really anxious lately. My girlfriend and I decided to pray a rosary together. It was the first time I’d really done something like that, and it was like this wave of peace just calmed me down. Each time I felt […]

Homily for Third Sunday of Advent

Our arms are empty, but Christ will fill them. Third Sunday of Advent, 2013

The same hearts

Opening the door to the chapel to finish setting up for our private Mass, I saw my priest-friend seated in the chair. He was gazing at the large images of Jesus and Mary that flank our tabernacle. He noticed what makes our images unique. It isn’t the typical depiction of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate […]

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 […]

Scraped Knees (2009)

In going through some old files, I found a post I wrote back in 2009 before the creation of this blog. I think it is apt for Holy Week. Enjoy. *          *          *          * When I was a little boy, I loved to […]

The joy of Christ within

“Today is a big deal! If we believe that life begins at conception, then today is the day Jesus became flesh!” Talking to him after Mass, his joy was contagious. He had a big smile on his face, and it was obvious that he understood the great joy of the Annunciation. Everyone was smiling outside the […]