RCIA Process

Last week I gave my last scheduled talk for RCIA this year. Did a talk on the Eucharist. I spent quite a bit of time on it and prepared a ton of information. Never got to finish all the things I wanted to put in it, which is not uncommon. …

Diaconate Application Update

I have been quite remiss in my updates on my application to enter the Permanent Diaconate. Since I last blogged about it, I had my perceiver interview, submitted my full application and have had my home interview. The Perceiver Interview was done about a week or two after the last …

Quick Note on Perceiver Interview

A couple of days ago I got the call from Deacon Gerry to setup my perceiver interview. That’s Wednesday the 10th. Apparently, he’s the same Deacon who interviewed one of the other men from my parish that also applied to the Diaconate. Inching closer and closer. I can tell it’s …

Moving on to the Perceiver Interview

Came home after a long day at work and saw the mail on the kitchen table. There on top was a letter from the Archdiocese of Louisville Diaconate Office. This was it. The letter saying whether or not I got past the initial eligibility review.  I have to say I …

Getting Old and it Bites

Got my bifocals on Monday. Also got monovision contact lenses on Saturday. The contacts are set differently than normal lenses. The left eye is for close up vision. The right is for distance vision. That’s a little weird to get used to. Especially since the right lens isn’t the final …

Officially in the Process Now

Finally got the application into the Diaconate Office. Got an email back from Deacon Bob who runs it, confirming that he got it and was forwarding it on to the Selection Committee. Also confirmed that my pastor, Fr. Dismas, supports my application.  So, now I wait. Another gentleman at my …

Men in the Church

A while back there was a discussion going on over at Amy’s old blog. It was a fascinating discussion about the role of men in the Church, feminization and/or effeminization (depending on who is speaking and whether they properly understand it of course) of the Church. I say it is fascinating …

Happy Birthday to Me.

Today I turn 40. Still seems weird. Not freaked out about being 40 so much. I don’t feel that old. Feel more like I am 30 or 32, give or take… What freaks me out is where did the last 20 years go? I must say I am nowhere near …

More on that New Little Maniac…

Actually found this out not long after the last post, but it’s been busy, what with hand therapy, kids being out of school, etc. etc…. We are having a BOY!!!!!! Woooooooo-Hoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Not that I wouldn’t love another girl at all. Absolutely I would. But I am like every guy out …