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thank you lunch

April 30, 2008 2 comments

Staff Appreciation Lunch @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLToday was a Kitchen & Service Staff Appreciation Lunch cooked by Fr Vallee and Javier, served by some seminarians for staff here at St John Vianney College Seminary.

Staff Appreciation Lunch @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

full Mass

April 28, 2008 1 comment

Final exams begin.  Exam schedule.  Casual neat.  All seminary priests are celebrating Mass.

Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

Final exams week

This week is final exams.  I probably won’t be posting much until Friday.

Monday — Thomas Aquinas in the 20th Century, Ministerial Practicum
Tuesday — Intro to New Testament
Wednesday — no exams, (Kitchen Appreciation Lunch)
Thursday — Intermediate Spanish, Medieval Philosophy, (Semester Evaluation PM)
Friday — Contemporary Philosophy

Confirmation Mass

Today, I helped alter serve at my home parish of St Bernadette Catholic Church (Hollywood, FL) for Confirmation Mass with Miami Auxiliary Bishop Roman and Deacon Blanco (from St Brendan High School), along with my pastor Fr Dalton, Deacon Lou, and Fr Kris (from Archbishop McCarthy High School).  A beautiful Mass for some great kids and parents (some I taught last year in CCD).

2008 Confirmation Mass @ St Bernadette Catholic Church, Hollywood, FL 2008 Confirmation Mass @ St Bernadette Catholic Church, Hollywood, FL

Pre-T backyard Mass

The adoration chapels in the Pre-Theology houses are ready for the Blessed Sacrament.  Today, we had a morning Mass in our backyard with ALL seminarians for a beautiful celebration surrounded by all God’s creation.  — awesome

Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

SJV faculty dinner

2008 faculty dinner @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

Tonight we got fancy for an evening dinner party for the faculty staff of St John Vianney College Seminary.

First with drinks & ordoirves.
Then with dinner & flaming deserts.
Then with retirement and anniversary awards.

2008 faculty dinner @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL 2008 faculty dinner @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL 2008 faculty dinner @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL 2008 faculty dinner @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL 2008 faculty dinner @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL 2008 faculty dinner @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

Mark + Good News + St Francis

April 25, 2008 1 comment

street cat @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLMASS – (Fr Joseph) — today is the feast of St Mark the Evangelist.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the apostles, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned…”

[wine silo]

When we preach, we need to find the Good News for other, not just talk at people with facts and research, but truely connect to make Christ alive through our actions and witness.  As St Francis said, “Preach the Gospel to others … if necessary use words.”