Deacon Michael

April 14, 2017

The power of Christ’s blood

From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop If we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the ancient account […]
April 13, 2017

The Triduum

The three holiest days of the church year. Tonight, the table hosts a meal. Tomorrow, the cross provides a place of execution. Saturday, the tomb becomes […]
March 2, 2017

Which pattern? Adam or Jesus?

After the switch of liturgical seasons mid-week at Ash Wednesday, it might be hard to remember that just last Sunday, the Gospel reading at Mass reminded […]
February 28, 2017

So you think you’re going to heaven?

Years ago, when my wife and I were still dating (and definitely before we were married and had kids), I used to go to a coffee […]
January 22, 2017

“No divisions among you”

Today’s Second Reading, from the first chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Church at Corinth, is very appropriate in our current world and political climate: […]
November 23, 2016


I’m learning how (emotionally) overwhelming ministry can be at times. When you put yourself entirely into God’s hands at the service others, you run into situations […]
August 25, 2016

A Man Named James

James at Starbucks Back in April, I was out at a Starbucks near our house for an evening of reading for my diaconate program’s Philosophy course. […]
June 19, 2016

Everlasting Day

On a recent trip to cub scout camp with three of my four boys, many of these words came to me on my walk to and […]
June 15, 2016

Class of Twenty-Twenty-Something

Now that the “cat’s out of the bag” and has been officially communicated to the clergy of our diocese, I can say a few words about […]