“These trials are graces, because they are occasions for pure faith.” Already at the beginning of this year, the Lord has presented quite a handful of opportunities for me to make acts of faith–my brother’s failing kidneys, financial woes, the death of my dad’s brother, months worth of unresolved issues at work, and the routinely…… Continue reading LIFE

Day 20: Dear Sally

I’ve been blessed with a wonderful parish staff that is very supportive of youth ministry; I don’t take that for granted one bit. One of my dear coworkers, Sally, has been touching my heart from the very beginning. During my first month on the job, unbeknownst to me, she left in my office flowers and…… Continue reading Day 20: Dear Sally

The Empty Tomb

Roll away the stone! Christ is risen! Happy Easter, my friends! The Resurrection of the Lord is the cause of my extraordinary Easter joy and I deeply wish to share it with you. First, here is today’s Gospel reading, according to St. John: On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the…… Continue reading The Empty Tomb