July 17, 2021

Profession of Faith & Oath of Fidelity

The Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity which my brother candidates and I made and signed before the Blessed Sacrament at our diocesan cathedral the […]
August 26, 2020

Institution as Acolytes

Last week, my brother formation classmates and I each received letters from our Bishop in response to our recent letters to him. Mine read, “I have […]
July 6, 2020

On Moving…

Our years of formation for the diaconate are focused on four dimensions, or pillars, of focus and growth, which weave together to help us integrate them […]
December 15, 2017

Personal Reflection on Chapter 1 of ‘Ministries: A Relational Approach’

I found Edward Hahnenberg’s analysis of the contrast and balance between clergy and laity in Chapter 1 of his Ministries: A Relational Approach to be fascinating […]
October 10, 2017

Today’s Office of Readings

I always start my day by offering the Morning Prayer of the church (as I’m obliged to do while in formation, and would promise to do […]
September 24, 2017

Today’s Gospel: In the Vineyard

Today’s Gospel is deeply meaningful to me. When our initial cohort of our Diaconate formation class was told, in the summer of 2016, that our formation […]
July 19, 2017

The Call is Sacred

I awoke this morning to the tail end of a dream in which I was sitting in the kitchen of the (three advisers back) lead adviser […]
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 […]
June 15, 2016

I Can’t Imagine

As I read the devastatingly sad news from Orlando of Lane Graves, the 2-year-old boy who was pulled into the lagoon by an alligator and drowned, […]