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.
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

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

a priest for ever

with Mom and Dad after the ordination
Dear Family and Friends,

I just made it back to the US and will be spending Christmas in Wisconsin.

Words are just words, and the gift God has given me this Christmas is beyond them. I can only thank Him, thank my family, and thank all of you for your prayers and support.

Know that you will be in my prayers in a special way during midnight mass this evening, and have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

God bless you,
Father Kevin

Thursday, December 5, 2013

this is it

Dear Family and Friends,

Tonight we go on retreat. Please blanket all of us 31 deacons with your prayers, especially on the 14th! I will be praying for you.

God bless you,
Deacon Kevin