The vows that we make to ourselves

In the parish where I celebrate Mass there is a new crop of altar servers. The young children are, shall we say, varied in their serving abilities. … Read More

Ministering during COVID-19

With the recent decisions by our local bishop, bishops throughout the country and even by our Holy Father, parish priests now are trying to figure out what … Read More

Three lessons from St. Patrick

For the past 12 years, I have carried in my little black binder a copy of St. Patrick’s most famous writings or his “Confessio.” I take his … Read More

Pancakes made and promises kept

I hardly knew my maternal grandfather. What I do remember is a rather frail and crotchety old man, who wheezed a lot, and who smelled like cigarettes. … Read More

Ways to find happiness in your home

One of the many blessings we have here in northeast Wisconsin is winter snow. I say it is a blessing because snow, unlike other weather elements, has … Read More

Ideas for a clean heart, fresh start in 2020

“Lose 10 pounds.” “Get more rest.” “Stop snacking late at night.” “Go to the gym three times every week.” “Pray more.” Like many of us, most of … Read More

The sounds of silence at our liturgies

I have been a priest for several years now and I have been privileged to say Mass in different parishes throughout our diocese and around the country. … Read More