Monday, December 30, 2013

baby priest

laying on of hands
Dear Family and Friends,
 
It’s been about two weeks since ordination. Here is a 3 minute video with highlights from the ceremony.
 
video
 
I want to thank you for your prayers. I really mean that! During the retreat before ordination and during the ordination itself, I felt a tremendous peace, a peace that I knew couldn’t come from my own efforts or merits. So many people had told me that they would be praying for me, and I know that’s where the peace really came from.
 
I’m still just a baby priest now, but I must say it’s totally incredible holding Jesus in your hands and forgiving sins in his name. I wake up every morning, still sometimes on the wrong side of the bed, but then I think, “Hey, I’m a priest! What a gift!”
 
Right now I’m in Rolling Prairie, Indiana, at Sacred Heart Apostolic School, a school for boys open to the priesthood. I’ve always loved it here, and it’s great to be back as a priest!
 
Have a happy new year, and may God bless you!
Father Kevin