Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Busy Week...

I have completed the move back home. For good. This past week has been busy with moving my things, celebrating the Solemn Mass at St. Martin's for my tenth anniversary, hosting my friend Fr. John from Minnesota, and reacquainting myself with my home city. It is slowly sinking in that I am back for good.

The Mass last Thursday for the anniversary was quite memorable. Many friends and family members were there, the Mass was very well done, the music (also very well done) added to it's beauty, and it was great to spend time at the reception afterwards with all my guests. I will remember it fondly for a long time to come. A great way to mark ten years!

Here's some pics:

A group of my soon-to-be parishioners at the reception after Mass:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Graduation Weekend...

Wrapping things up here in Washington. Graduation was yesterday, the family has been here for the past few days, and I am trying to pack my things for the drive back home on Tuesday (it's amazing how much junk one can accumulate in three years...). Here's a few shots of the weekend activities:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

JCL: Mission Accomplished...

Many thanks to everyone for your prayers and encouragement. I took my comprehensive exam yesterday morning, and have now completed my studies. Believe it or not, the letters "JCL" now belong after my name. I pray that I will be able to use it for the good of the Church. As for the human side of things, the sense of relief is only beginning to set in. Comps and the thesis are two things that have loomed large over me for the past three years - sometimes seeming like insurmountable hurdles. Now it's time to reflect back on how wonderful the past three years have been, to enjoy this last week in Washington with my classmates before graduation on May 14, and get ready for the flurry of activities when I return home to Louisville.

The now-published thesis:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Comprehensive Exam...

Put in a good word for me, would you? 8:30am on Friday I will be taking my comprehensive exam. Three professors and me in a classroom for one hour and everything is fair game. Yikes...

St. Raymond of Penafort, Ora Pro Nobis.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blessed John Paul II

For those interested in reviewing the legislation governing the process leading to canonization - Divinus perfectionis Magister - it may be found in the back of your 1983 Code or HERE.