February 09, 2007

What does a priest do all day?

Multiply the following by two or three times a week since Christmas Day.

Visit a dying person.
After the person dies, meet with the family to plan the funeral.
Lead prayers at the wake/vigil/rosary on the night before the funeral.
Offer the Funeral Mass.
Go to the cemetery for the burial.

We've had an avalance of deaths in this parish since Christmas Day.

That's only one aspect of priestly ministry.

It's been difficult for me to get to the blog at all.

February 04, 2007

What happens when you hold a light over the water when you're out on a boat?

I believe the fish think the "shiny thing" might be something to eat.

Check it out.

In this Sunday's Gospel, Luke 5:1-11, the men who fished all night without success then take Christ with them out on the waters, and obey the directions Christ gives them. NOW the fish come.

If we carry Christ with us, and if we obey what Christ tells us, we will be carrying a torch that draws others. As Christ put it, "From now on you will be catching men." Catching them into eternal life.

I've posted a homily for this Sunday's Gospel.
Click HERE for it.