St. Francis of Assisi Blog

Leap of Faith

About three years ago, I took a big leap of faith.  I took a job as an outside hire with a college campus ministry organization whose mission is to build a tight-knit Catholic community on campus that typically hires from their former students.

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I Have the Perfect Youth Ministry

You read that right. I have the perfect youth ministry. There are only 5 youth in the program, but these kids are gonna change the world. We have a small budget. But, we meet every day of the week. You wanna talk relational ministry? I spend HOURS with these kids.

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Neighbor-Neighbor

Even so, my heart was heavy and I couldn’t shake the sense of loss. How can there be that level of evil on Easter Sunday? As a Catholic, it felt personal. It always does.

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Love Keeps His Promises

Over that weekend, I was questioning everything. Am I in the right job? Am I in the right career? Heck, am I even in the right country?! Monday morning, as I walked into my office, I prayed a quick and simple prayer: “Jesus, I need to have a good day today.”

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Practice Makes Perfect

So, fellow pilgrims, in what’s remaining of this Lenten season, let’s all pick up our personal tempo a bit and resume ‘practicing’ this incredible faith that we’ve been blessed with and work to improve our proficiency in our vocation for eternity!

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Smile

As a Church, we (everyone that belongs to the parish) have to assume that anyone that walks through the doors hasn’t been to our church before.

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That’s Impossible!

I’m talking about the most basic sainthood there is — being a citizen of heaven. Did you know that everyone in heaven is a saint? It’s true! There are millions of souls in heaven that we may never know about in this life that are enjoying the fullness of the presence of God right at this moment.

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A Few Words From Our New Pastor

I personally know three of the previous pastors of your parish, and they only have good things to say about the community at St. Francis of Assisi. I am aware of the amazing job that Fr. Flynn did as your pastor. I know that he is a hard act to follow, and I have big shoes to fill. I hope to rely on the Lord and in your support in my ministry at St. Francis of Assisi.

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