Back in 2008, I began my studies for the Diaconate. After the process got rolling, maintaining the website was something that I just didn't have time to do, so it went dormant. In June 2013, I was ordained a deacon by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and have now settled into my ministries at Holy Cross Church in Garrett Park, Maryland. The site now has some new content. A few of our parishioners and others unable to get to Mass and have expressed a desire to have the homilies available, so I have recorded a number of them. You can listen to them under Homilies.
In our busy day, it is sometimes difficult to carve out some time to deepen our knowledge of the our Catholic faith. Yet God expects us to make the effort to grow in our knowledge of the faith. Evangelical missionaries will often say Catholics are the easiest targets because they have such a poor grasp of their own faith. This website attempts to begin to remedy that sad situation. It employs the method of St. Francis deSales. In his book, Introduction to the Devout Life, you will see how he organizes it into small bite-size chapters that busy laymen can read when there is little time available. What is learned can then be shared with others as the occasion arises.
This website is dedicated to St. Francis de Sales, who has been my guide, my mentor and my hero. Find out why...here.