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Deacon Experiences

Deacon Experiences

It has been five months since my ordination as deacon and it has been a good experience.  It is a change being in seminary with classes and balancing time in the parish as well ministering as a deacon.  Finding time to write papers and homilies can be a challenge some weeks due to the demand […]

Last Month of the Third Year of Theology

Last Month of the Third Year of Theology

Their is a month left for the Spring Semester to end and it is a time that can be stressful and also filled with joy and anticipation.  During this last month I have a few papers to write and then prepare for final exams before the end of the semester.  This year has been a […]

Canonical Retreat

Canonical Retreat

In January I went on my canonical retreat here at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston because of ordination to the diaconate this year 2015.  This was at a retreat house here in Houston.  We went over the Ordination Rite for Deacon and it was a very spiritual and emotional retreat because I had the chance to reflect […]

The Semester Is Winding Down

The Semester Is Winding Down

It is now the last month in the semester here at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston and it is getting a little colder outside and the leave are changing colors and falling of the trees.  But, it is also the time of final exams and term papers.  This semester I had a total of 6 papers (short and long paper) […]

Transition Back To Seminary

Transition Back To Seminary

I have returned to for my third year of theology here at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, TX.  I have two more years left if I am to be ordained priest.  The transition for Pastoral Year to the seminary was somewhat easy.  I know that seminary is only temporal and the two years will be […]

My Last Month at Blessed Sacrament

My Last Month at Blessed Sacrament

July 27th is my last day here at Blessed Sacrament for the summer and my pastoral internship year.  It is a little difficult to leave because of the people I have met and the ministry I have done here in the parish, but I leave so I may advance my studies towards priesthood.  It feels […]

Transitions

Transitions

Being in seminary, one gets use to many transitions.  I have now transitioned from my Pastoral Internship in May to my Summer Assignment.  I am going to remain in the same parish, Blessed Sacrament, for the summer, but my role and responsibilities are changing a little.  During my internship, I had formal paperwork to fill […]

Personal Reflection of Pastoral Year

It has been a good experience for me here at Blessed Sacrament doing my pastoral internship.  I am seeing how a priest interacts with the people he ministers too has allowed me to understand and develop my identity as a minister of the church.  The language and listening to their joys and struggles in their daily […]

Ash Wednesday In The Parish

Ash Wednesday In The Parish

We have entered the season of Lent 2014 and Ash Wednesday was a very busy day here in the parish of Blessed Sacrament where I am doing my pastoral internship for seminary.  It took us a few months to plan the services and masses that day, also who will help and what is going to […]

Spring Semester of Pastoral Year Experience

Spring Semester of Pastoral Year Experience

I have begun my second part of Pastoral Year here at Blessed Sacrament parish.  The first semester went well and I finally adjusted to parish life and also being back in El Paso again after being away for close to three years.  In January I returned to St. Mary’s Seminary for my annual retreat.  The […]