Frj82’s Blog

October 18, 2010

After Synod

The Synod is now but ancient history and things are now settling into place.  My boss is now everyone’s boss (Check out this recent live interview)  in the PNCC.  I am awaiting the February arrival of my new boss (I hear he is coming to scope the rectory – to clean my office…or to not clean my office).  (more…)

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August 22, 2010

The Week That Was

Filed under: Church — frj82 @ 10:32 pm

Well, that week is over now.  Last week was the perfect example of life in the priesthood.  Sunday was Sunday – 3 Masses total.  Monday had a wake attatched to the evening, Tuesday was a funeral.  Tuesday afternoon, after just a few minute layover, I ventured up to the Poconos for our Central Diocesan Clergy Retreat.  (more…)

August 10, 2010

It has been awhile…

Filed under: Church — frj82 @ 1:30 pm

Hello all – I wanted to drop a quick line on my blog (I have a blog?!) as I make another sorry attempt to have a functioning and interesting channel to my thoughts.  (more…)

June 19, 2009

Cathedral Craziness

Sometimes, I have to step back a take a 3-d look at what goes on around this church.  Growing up in a Parish of moderate size, I was used to certain things.  Come to a Cathedral, and expectations change a little bit.  Some good things have come out of it, though.  There are never days when nothing goes on.  Granted, I think I’d sacrifice a pinky toe to be able to sleep in once a week, but c’mon, you think Jesus slept in?  (more…)

January 9, 2009

Epiphany ynahpipE

Why do we visit parishioners around Epiphany time?  Why does the priest show up announced (or unannounced, which is more dramatic) to talk with you, then bless your house and draw a bunch of funny letters and numbers above your doorway?  To quote the Saint Stanislaus Parish Bulletin (more…)

December 31, 2008

Caroling, Caroling, Caroling

Christmas Caroling is quite the tradition at St. Stanislaus Cathedral.  For four nights out of the first five nights after Christmas Day, the parish United Youth Association (UYA) goes to as many houses as they can around Scranton.  (more…)

December 11, 2008

Wednesdays take their toll…

I am now much more than 24 hours removed, but I still feel it in my bones.  On Wednesdays during Advent at St. Stanislaus Cathedral, I wake up at a little after 4 in the morning to make sure the church is unlocked and warmed for 5am Rorate Mass.  Yeah, until a couple of years ago, I didn’t know there was a 5am either.  (more…)

November 14, 2008

Wait, You Couldn’t Receive Communion?

One thing that is nice about being a Polish National Catholic is that you don’t have to worry about one of your higher-ups saying something controversial and getting 15 minutes of fame.  Capitalizing on some of the going-ons of the meeting of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, a priest in South Carolina decided to make news.  Another slant is seen here, along with a video. (more…)

November 13, 2008

Convo 2010 1st Meeting!

This past Saturday, November 9, 2008, the Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church had their organizational meeting at Saint Stanislaus Cathedral, only the 1st Parish of the PNCC.  (more…)

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