Yesterday was a very exciting day. It started off like any other. There were a number of things that I needed to accomplish as I am winding up my assignment here at St. Francis in Castle Rock. I knew that I needed get moving early as I had my annual review with Bishop Sheridan and then a BBQ for the seminarians at St. Paul’s parish. The morning went very smoothly and VERY quickly. I left for my appointment with the Bishop and arrived in plenty of time. The rain was POURING and so I sat in my truck and waited for it to subside. Eventually I gave up on that idea and headed into the offices. My appointment time came with the Bishop and we sat down to discuss this past year. My reviews have always been favorable and this was no exception. He told me that I was doing well and to keep up the good work. This was what I expected, but then he said something that in did not expect. We were discussing the transitional diaconate and he said “I suppose we should discuss some dates.” I about fell through the floor. I wasn’t expecting this conversation until December. He was actually going to give me a date for my ordination! WOW! This was very exciting. So we discussed some dates and several factors affecting the decision and the dates were narrowed down to May 25, 2013 or June 1, 2013. Deacon Jason Keas will be ordained to the Priesthood on one of those two dates and Mike and I will have the other. Since Jason has precedence of choice, I am waiting for him to choose; however, in talking to him at the BBQ he said he is leaning toward June 1. So it looks like I will be ordained on May 25, 2013. I HAVE AN ORDINATION DATE!!! I can’t express how exciting this is. Anyway, stay tuned for more good news and further updates.
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I am a Roman Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Colorado Springs. I am currently assigned to St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security, CO.
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