A Priest Life

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

Tag: vocation

I was made for this

When questions come up, it’s great to pick up a phone and call a good priest-friend. Tonight, I visited with a friend I hadn’t spoken with since we left Rome. We talked about my theological conundrum and shared stories about our priesthood. I asked him if he was enjoying priesthood. His answer was brilliant: I […]

My vocation is to love!

After the bell rang, they began to pour into the classroom. “Hey Fr. Jeff!” they all seemed to say. They were excited. For a few days, the 7th and 8th grade classes had been collecting questions about vocations. I was there to answer them. “How old were you when you first wanted to be a […]

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 […]