Deacon Michael

June 9, 2016

Retreat! #ThankfulThursday

Starting this afternoon, I’ll be offline and away through Sunday for our annual diaconate formation retreat. I’m looking forward to this time away with my brother […]
June 6, 2016


I made it through a really rough last weekend as music director & organist at my home parish. My eyes didn’t water too much (but I’ll […]
June 3, 2016

The Problem of Evil, Augustine to Today

For centuries, “the problem of evil” has vexed those who believe in God and given those who do not believe a strong argument against God’s existence. […]
June 2, 2016

See You in the Eucharist #ThankfulThursday

Appropriate for a #ThankfulThursday, because of how thankful I am for this chapter of my life… Dear Holy Family parish – Father Jeff, Father Stone, musicians, […]
May 30, 2016

O God of Earth and Altar

With prayer and thanksgiving for all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in service of our country. O God of earth and […]
May 11, 2016

Open My Eyes

Fifteen or so years ago, when I had returned to church and was starting to seriously discern God’s will for my life and vocation, a certain […]
March 12, 2016

A New Heart

5th Sunday of Lent, Year C Something New Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing […]
March 9, 2016

The Prodigal Son & the Father’s Mercy

Last weekend, the Gospel at Mass (assuming you weren’t hearing the readings for Year A for the RCIA Scrutinies in your parish) was the Parable of the […]
January 19, 2016

Future, Forward

“Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you […]