Confirmation 2011

The 2011 Confirmation season is officially underway!  We confirmed 28 students this evening from St. Paul Newman Center Parish and St. Lawrence O’Toole in Laramie. I must say, I was very impressed with this group of young people, and I told them in the homily how much the Church needs Read more…

Confirmation Message

With one more Confirmation Mass to go this season, I’d like to share the common message I’ve shared with all those Confirmed this season.  The readings for the Easter Season, as well as those of the Rite of Confirmation are powerful, and have much to teach us about what God Read more…

The Great Commandment

I spent the morning with a wonderful faith community, St. Paul in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. This was the only Mass this weekend for St. Paul, St. Peter and St. Joseph. We had seven Confirmations, along with seven young people who made their First Communion. It was heart-warming to see the three Read more…

Confirmation Season 2010

The Confirmation run around the state is nearly two thirds complete.  I have had the good fortune this trip of having a good friend from Indiana with me.  Mark Seabrook (see photo below) wanted to see the state, and I am benefiting not only from his company, but getting some Read more…

God is Good!

Rest is a good thing!  So is time to enjoy the beauty of nature.  Spending time in nature has always been an important part of healthy re-creation for me, and God in His goodness sent me as bishop to a place where I will get all of nature I can enjoy!  Read more…

Happy Easter!

     It is difficult to fully comprehend the fullness of what we celebrate this Easter Day.  We are “worldly people” celebrating an event that took place in history, and yet is “other worldly” in its origins and designs.  Jesus is not only the Author of Life, and of all creation, Read more…