Wrapping up the Europe pictures! After about 10 days on our own in Rome and Paris, we met up with a pilgrimage group. This pilgrimage group was formed through the organization Paradisus Dei, based out of Houston. Paradisus Dei has lots of different avenues of ministry, but their main branch is a men's group called … Continue reading TMIY Pilgrimage: Into the Heart of the Holy Family
Rome, Day 2
What a perfect day in Rome! We woke up and met Mike Zimmerman on our way to the Vatican. There’s something really lovely about being awake and walking around before a city begins the daily hustle and bustle. You can absorb the scenery with ease rather than fighting the crowds. We continued on our way … Continue reading Rome, Day 2
West Virginia is for Lovers
I ventured to a new land for to witness the nuptials of Kait and Casey Patterson - West Virginia. Casey was raised in Buckhannon, and I had the pleasure of seeing his home town and meeting his incredible family. I also got to spend the days leading up to the wedding hanging out with Kait … Continue reading West Virginia is for Lovers
All Feminine Hygiene Kits Made it to Malawi!
This morning Genna sent me a picture of the Malawian women who received the feminine hygiene kits that we made here at the parish. I am so touched, thrilled and overjoyed to see these kits in the hands of the women!! Praise be to God that everything we shipped made it safely and on time … Continue reading All Feminine Hygiene Kits Made it to Malawi!
He is Risen! Alleluia!
Ashlie, we're into the 2nd week of Easter already. Get with the Liturgical Times. In between addressing wedding envelopes for a dear friend and bake sales for third graders and making tator tots for my lonely self while Josh is out of town (I make myself sound a lot more miserable than I am. Don't … Continue reading He is Risen! Alleluia!
Full Text of Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass
Let us continue to pray for our new shepherd, Pope Francis, as he enters into the Petrine Ministry. God please bless him and hold him close! Holy Spirit, come! Saint Joseph, pray for us. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. Click the photo to read Pope Francis' homily given at his inaugural Mass. Photo … Continue reading Full Text of Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass
We have a Pope, we have a Pope, we have a Pope! In about 45 minutes he will step out onto the balcony and we will find out who he is! We praise you, Father, Son and Spirit! In this Year of Faith, may our new shepherd receive an abundance of Your graces to guide … Continue reading HABEMUS PAPAM!!!
Live from Rome: All Things Conclave
Click here to go to The Telegraph website - hear the sounds of Italy and watch for the smoke to indicate whether a new Pope has been selected (black smoke, no Pope. White smoke, Viva il Papa!) Holy Spirit, come! Fill the hearts and souls of the Cardinals and in particular, Cardinal John Oneiyekan, my … Continue reading Live from Rome: All Things Conclave
Last month Genna Helfrich, our friend who is serving in the Peace Corps in Malawi, asked me if I could sew some reusable pads for women in her village and surrounding villages. Genna sent along a link to the Days for Girls website, so that I could use their pattern and information on making feminine … Continue reading Project Dignity