Sheridan Deanery Mass

Today wraps up this week long visitation to the deaneries of the diocese.  Saturday evening I celebrated Mass at St. Anthony parish in Casper.  The Casper community was hosting their annual fund-raiser for the St. Anthony Tri-Parish school.  It was quite an event, as well as quite successful.  We are Read more…

Inheritance

In the recent trip around the diocese, I’ve been out of Internet access, so sorry for the late post on the 4th Sunday of Lent.  I want to share just a brief thought or two on yesterday’s famous Gospel regarding the prodigal son. First of all, the parable is a Read more…

Life After…

Spring is such a teacher in the ways of faith.  As Christians, we believe that the cross always leads to new life.  These spring turkeys have survived the harshness of winter.  Yes, even though it is not yet Spring, these turkey spotted today “somewhere near Sheridan, WY” were already yelping and gobbling, which Read more…

Wyoming Travels

  Yesterday, March 10, I travelled from Holy Spirit parish in Rock Springs to St. Patrick in Diamonville and Kemerer to visit Fr. Randy & Msgr. Taylor.  Kemerer is nestled into a beautiful little valley northwest of Rock Springs about an hour and a half.   From there I travelled to Read more…

Rock Springs Deanery Mass

Mother Nature was kind to us last night, and allowed the people of the Rock Springs Deanery to gather for our deanery Mass.  The Rock Springs Deanery is the most far-flung deanery in the diocese, stretching approximately 350 miles from the southeast of Saratoga to the northwest of Jackson.  Once Read more…

Keeping Sunday Holy

     During our January retreat in Tucson, the Region XIII bishops heard just a little bit from Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI regarding the sabbath.  I found what he had to say very true for our culture today, and have continued to think of several things in association with this commandment Read more…

Godparents

As we approach the Confirmation season, I wish to say a word about the role of Godparents.  I have been blessed with two of the best Godparents anyone could ask for, and even more blessed to still have them present in my life, setting a good faith example and praying Read more…

Casper Deanery Mass

Last night, the Casper Deanery gathered for a Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  It was a beautiful evening and celebration together!  Once again, I believe every priest of the deanery made the effort to be present, as well as a good number of our permanent deacons.  I am so Read more…

Diocesan Staff Retreat

Today, our diocesan staff made their annual retreat at St. Walburga Abbey and Retreat Center in Virginia Dale, Colorado.  It was a beautiful day, filled with many blessings, not the least of which was the beautiful scenery enjoyed on the way to and from St. Walburga, including these beautiful mule Read more…