Seminary Life / Vida en el Seminario

Talents

Talents

How am I using the gifts God gave me? St. Paul says “Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given to you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.” (1 Timothy 4:14) This year I find myself directing the “Mariachi” and Spanish Choir at Conception Seminary College. It […]

La Vida En El Seminario

La Vida En El Seminario

Que pronto se pasa el tiempo. Otro semestre en Concepción ya casi se termina. Siempre me pregunto, “¿Aún sigo haciendo lo que Dios quiere?” y mi repuesta siempre viene siendo sí y no. Sí, porque aún estoy feliz en lo que hago y en el lugar donde yo estoy. No, porque yo estoy consciente de […]

A Life of Service – Una vida de servicio

A Life of Service – Una vida de servicio

A few weeks ago I attended a dinner at St. Raphael Parish, it was a fundraising dinner for retired priests in charge of “The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso”. It was a great vocational experience for me. First, I had the opportunity to share experiences with many young and retired priests, as well as […]

Experiencia de Dios

Experiencia de Dios

El pasado mes de marzo del tuve mi retiro ACTS, una experiencia que fue diferente a las demás retiros de evangelización que he tomado y en las cuales he ayudado dentro de este proceso de formación en el Seminario. Al principio me encontraba lleno de preocupaciones por la escuela, al saber que regresando después del retiro me encontraría […]

Holy Week Experience

Holy Week Experience

Toward the end of my second year of Philosophy I have had wonderful experiences in which I have learned a great deal, and one of them has been to live and serve during Holy Week. Here at Conception Seminary we had a delightful three day silent retreat as we approached the Easter Vigil. During this […]

Mis primeras vacaciones como seminarista

Mis primeras vacaciones como seminarista

Después de que entre al Seminario San Charles Borromeo, de la Diócesis de El Paso Tx. Pase 4 meses en los cuales no había ido a mi casa, la cual se encuentra en Saucillo, Chihuahua. Mi ciudad queda de 7 a 8 horas de distancia del  El Paso haciendo el viaje en camión. Cuando iba de camino a […]

Ministry of Lector at St. Mary’s Seminary

Ministry of Lector at St. Mary’s Seminary

On February 15, 2015, I received and was installed into the Ministry of Lector for the Catholic Church by Most Rev. Curtis J. Guillory Bishop of Beaumont. This is the first step to get ready for priestly ordination. In this ministry, I have been given the responsibility to proclaim the Word of God in the […]

Priestly Formation?

Priestly Formation?

This has been a good year. During my pastoral formation I have been helping with a group of RCIA students. One day, when we where teaching about priests and how they help us as pastors, one person from the group asked me: What is the formation that you have in order to become a priest? […]

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 Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

In my seminary (Conception Seminary College, in Conception, Missouri), we have a one-day retreat every month. This month, our retreat master was Fr. Scott Boeckman, from the Diocese of Oklahoma City. The theme of the retreat was psalm 23, which portrays God as a shepherd and the psalmist (the author of the psalm) as a […]