22 November 2010

A new assignment (UPDATED)

This just in. . .

My provincial has assigned me to help out at St. Joseph's parish in Ponchatula, LA from Jan to June 2011. 

I'll be assisting Fr. John Dominic Sims, OP.  This will be my first parochial assignment as a priest.

UPDATE:  Sorry, I didn't make this clear!  I will be returning to Rome in Oct 2011 to continue studies toward the PhD in philosophy.  I've done all I can here in Rome on the license until next Oct.

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  1. Mnay Prayers, Father . . . and I hope you will enjoy it.

  2. Congratulations! Perhaps you can assist us in starting a Men of St. Joseph chapter st St. Joseph's. www.menofstjoseph.com

    Let me know. Thanks!


  3. templariidvm11:42 AM

    Congratulations! I think this will turn out to be quite exciting! Also, your enthusiasm and wit should spur vocations a bit in the parish!

    Prayers for a positive experience!

  4. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Great! Not far from MS....

  5. Ponchatula is right outside New Orleans. . .to the north.

    My Mississippi home is way up in the north of the state about ten miles south of Memphis. About a seven hour drive.

  6. My "wit" usually gets me into trouble. Apparently, my sense of humor is greatly misunderstood. . .sigh.

  7. Anonymous1:18 PM

    You will be succeeding our good friend Fr. Victor Celio, who was taken from us suddenly and without warning on October 20. RIP.


  8. Anonymous3:10 PM

    New Orleans...even better.

    See, I was thinking if I wanted to get my books signed...Ponchatula, New Orleans trip sounds GRAND!!

  9. Ponchatula is a great place. Enjoy the strawberry festival. It's one of the things I really miss now that I live in North Texas.

  10. Here's a little ditty from a lovely Catholic family to get you tapping your toes and looking forward to Pontchatula!

  11. Anonymous10:01 PM

    You are fortunate to have the Nashville Dominicans (Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia) at the St Louis Cathedral Academy in New Orleans. God Bless you in your new assignment.

  12. Anonymous1:46 PM

    Does this mean more opportunities to preach and therefore more posted homilies?


  13. Marie, YES! Imagine that. . .a preacher actually getting to preach once and a while.