May 10, 2013
The Confirmation Mass was held at St. John Vianney Church in Flint on May 7, 2013. This is a shot of most of the kids who were confirmed that evening by Bishop Boyea. We had twenty in total confirmed. It was a beautiful Mass. Congratulations to all the students, parents, and teachers.
May 5, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
This story is something else. In my homily yesterday, I spoke about the scandal of Jesus, that he would associate himself with sinners who the upright folks of his day deemed unrighteous and thus not worthy of God's love. The story of this priest is a an example of one who follows our Lord into the trenches of society; to places where most of us would not consider worthy of our time or attention.
From the article: "He (Fr. Coogan) not only comes to the aid of those being victimized by the gang, he also offers the Zetas what no cop or judge ever would, an open mind. While Mexican officials describe the gang members as coldblooded killers, Coogan prefers to see them, as he sees everyone else in the prison, as vulnerable, flawed, and capable of change."
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
This was a shot on April 14, during Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter. Fr. Lorenzo was the main celebrant because it was the day after his 81st birthday. It was also the day the community came together for a birthday party which was held in the Hall after the 11 AM Mass. It was a great turnout. I wish I had taken a photo of the party. If anyone has a photo of the party itself, please email it to me so I can post it.
Fr. Lorenzo is truly beloved in this community. He has earned our trust and love after serving us for so many years. May God bless him and always give him strength.