Changes

Changes

Leadership is almost never easy, one need only look at our presidents to see how the heavy mantle of leading the free world changes their appearance from young candidates to grey-haired lame ducks. Of course leading the collaborative isn’t like leading the free world, but sometimes decisions are made that weigh heavily. This past week […]

Cultivation Takes Time

Cultivation Takes Time

Sometimes cultivation looks easy, sometimes it looks more difficult. The Gospel this week leaves us with the image of the gardener who wants one more year to see if he can get the fig tree growing. It’s not a story about a fig tree. It’s truly a story about evangelization. The gardener knows that cultivation […]

Preparing for Lent

Preparing for Lent

We’ve just finished putting away the Christmas decorations, but it’s already time to start talking about Ash Wednesday and Lent, if you can believe it. (Doesn’t it seem like Lent sneaks up on us every year?) Of course, what that means is we have to talk about schedules for Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Easter […]

New Deacons, New Priests

New Deacons, New Priests

Every year around the month of January for as long as anyone can remember, the Archdiocese of Boston has been ordaining 4th-year seminarians to the transitional diaconate. I was ordained a deacon on January 31, 2004 and then a priest on May 22, 2004. Last weekend Cardinal Sean continued that tradition and ordained 7 men […]

Alpha is For You

Alpha is For You

People are always asking me about how they can go deeper into their faith, but they often add “I don’t know what to do,” “there’s never anything offered,” or some variation thereof. Well, now they can’t say that because Alpha is coming! What is Alpha? Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life […]