Homiletics 101

Well, it’s been forever since I’ve posted – but believe it or not, I’m back! It’s been almost 6 months since my ordination to the Permanent Diaconate, and I must say it’s been an amazing experience. There are tons of things I could talk about that I’m now doing by …

Angelus A Reminder of Mary’s “Yes”

Via ZENIT – Angelus Seen as Reminder of Mary’s “Yes”. Pope Benedict XVI … noted that today’s Gospel is Luke’s account of the Annunciation, “the mystery to which we return every day in reciting the Angelus.” “This prayer allows us to relive the decisive moment when God knocked at Mary’s …

Diaconate Journey

I’m actually a couple of weeks behind on this one. We’ve started formation for the Dicaonate finally. Started on July 19th with orientation. Our class has 18 men and 17 wives, and there doesn’t seem to be a person there we didn’t like. Pretty interesting mix of people, plus a lot …

Accepted!

It is now O-F-F-I-C-I-A-L. We are accepted into the Deacon Aspirancy Class of 2012. We met with Archbishop Kurtz yesterday afternoon for a little less than 45 minutes total. He is an extremely gracious and engaging man. We truly enjoyed our talk with him. For some reason he didn’t have …

Meeting with the Archbishop on Friday

Finally another Diaconate update. We had the psych test done way back in February. Mrs. Fric finished it in 3 hours. Took me another hour on top of that. Some of it was really odd. Some of it was relatively obvious. Weird parts were the questions like “Would you like to …

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 …