Friday, August 04, 2006

Happy Feast of St. John Vianney!

and, By the Way,

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today is the Feast of St. John Mary Vianney, the Patron Saint of parish priests and of confessors. Here is an article about St. John Vianney from the New Catholic Encyclopedia:

I consider it a great privilege and blessing to have been ordained on his feast day, and I have ever since adopted him as my special patron.

Five years ago today, in 2001, I was ordained a priest forever by Bishop James Murray of Kalamazoo at St. Augustine Cathedral. Here is a picture of me and Bishop Murray at my ordination Mass:

Please pray for me, that I would serve God's people faithfully and well! Pray for all priests, that we would imitate the faithfulness and zeal of St. John Vianney.