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April 1, 2011

Lent and Sports…Lenten Sports?

Almost halfway through Lent now, and many of us have “got used to” what we were supposed to give up for this 40 day fast.  I know speaking to parishioners and children of the parish, I’ve heard the usual suspects – chocolate, soda, sweets, dessert, going out to eat.  (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…)

June 9, 2009

Surfin’ Like a Priest

I had a YMSofR meeting tonight, under auspicious clouds and threat of rain.  But what caught my (everyone’s) attention was when I revealed I check my email something like 5 times a day when I’m home.  Needless to say, everyone thought this was a bit excessive.  Eh.  Just think if I blogged on a regular basis or tweeted.  (more…)

April 10, 2009

Holy Week Musings

In between Good Friday and Holy Saturday…I figured I would write a bit with an update on Holy Week 2009 as I am trying to get tired so I can have a good night’s sleep before the longest day of the year tomorrow. I also am researching and working on my Easter Sermon, so I am not wasting my time. (more…)

March 9, 2009

I’m Still Alive

Nothing like quoting Pearl Jam in my triumphant return to the blogosphere.  Useless Fr. Jason trivia: Pearl Jam is one of a few bands that I need to see.  I haven’t been to a concert in a number of years and the option for me always seems to be some country band.  I’d rather convert to Raelism, which was founded by a race car driver not quite good enough to be a professional.  (more…)

February 20, 2009

I Heart Scranton

Remember the timeless classic “I Heart Huckabees,” perhaps one of the greatest movies of our time?  Me neither, but I’ll play on its name anyway.  Here are my top ten reasons why I heart the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. (more…)

February 6, 2009

Five for a Friday

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In lieu of a “real” blog today, or any other day this week, I’m throwing together a few things that are spinning around my priestly mind.  Wrap your mind around these 5 nuggets of joy. (more…)

January 28, 2009

2 Years Down

Yup, Happy two year anniversary of my First Mass.  Yup, January 28, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Parish in Westfield, Massachusetts.  And it took like 2 hours.  That means my two year anniversary of Ordination was this past Saturday the 24th.  (more…)

November 19, 2008

5 Quick Thoughts

Congratulations to Deacon Adam Egan.  To see a hilarious picture of his floating head, click here.  He is getting ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Friday, November 21 at 10am at Saint Stanislaus Cathedral.  (more…)

November 10, 2008

10 Things to chew on

I don’t have any earth-quaking news or idea to pour forth out of my heart today.  It is a Monday- has anything great ever been done on a Monday?  I sit in my office right now, and decided to treat my loyal readers to my first top ten list of what is on my mind today. (more…)

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