Ad Te, Domine
I’m currently the parochial vicar at the Cathedral of St. Raymond and Sacred Heart Parish, both in Joliet. In May 2020 I finished a Master of Arts degree in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. I’m the chaplain at Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family in Lisle, Illinois and teach in the Institute for Pastoral Leadership at Mundelein Seminary. Maybe someday I’ll finish what I started and end up with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), too. One thing at a time…
I’m trying my best to live a life of joyful discipleship and to root my life and ministry in the timeless tradition of the Church. Don’t believe what you hear on the news; the Church is very much alive, she is holy, and there is no greater adventure than to live a life centered on the person of Jesus and in service to his Gospel!
Wiser Words Than Mine
The final question I will leave with you is this: have you taken up Christianity or have you allowed Christ to take you over? Are Christians the masters of Christianity, deciding what it should be? Or is it Christ who, through his Spirit, takes hold of you and leads you where you do not want to go?
-Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing something new, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life.