23 August 2015

UPDATE on NDS. . .

We begin a new academic year at Notre Dame Seminary today! 

The renovations of St. Joseph Hall are moving along. We should be able to move back in May 2016.

We have 40 new men and a total of 126 seminarians from 18 dioceses and five religious orders.

This semester I'm teaching three classes: 

Homiletics II: Preaching the Ritual Masses (3rd Year) -- homilies for baptisms, weddings, funerals, reconciliation, etc.

Proclaiming and Interpreting the Word of God (2nd Year pre-theology) -- general overview of biblical hermeneutics with lots of liturgical proclamation practice; also, poetry and a novel. 

Catechism I (1st Year pre-theology) -- introduction to the CCC and in-depth coverage of Part I (God, the Creed) and Part III (moral theology). 

As the only religious priest on the formation faculty, I am assigned all of the religious seminarians, which means most of my 24 advisees are Africans (Kenya, Uganda) and Vietnamese. 

Please pray for all of our men and pray for my Poor Knees. . .I'm walking with a cane these days. Ouch.

Good News: I've lost 17lbs since June. . .only 120 more to go!
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  1. Father, I don't suppose you could post the booklist for your homiletics courses or links to them? Thanks.

  2. Dear Fr. PNP, I appreciate the book lists very much. I am happy about the -17 pounds. I am now -9 with 50 to go. Race ya! Well, maybe not. I use a forearm crutch a lot, they work better than a cane because it doesn't rely on your wrist strength. I am a big advocate of forearm crutches.