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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pastoral Year Mid Semester 2013

Pastoral Year Mid Semester 2013

My experience here at Blessed Sacrament has been one of joy and continued discernment towards priesthood.  I am learning more about my identity as priest and how do I fit within that role of “bring Christ to others.”  I have finally settled into my pastoral year by understanding the routine and life of the parish.  […]

One Month At Blessed Sacrament

One Month At Blessed Sacrament

I have been here at Blessed Sacrament for about a month and I have enjoyed my time.  There has been a lot of work and getting to know all the people has been difficult, but enjoyable.  Not worrying about academics has taking time to adjust to, but I am busy trying reflections and reading.  I […]

Pastoral Year

Pastoral Year

I am beginning my new part of priestly formation, pastoral year, during which I will be at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Northeast El Paso.  Pastoral year at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston comes after Theology Two.  The academics I have learned in seminary for the last two years are put into practice in the parish.  […]

Life On The Road

Life On The Road

Since I joined seminary three years ago, life has been one of constant moving to new places to follow my call towards priesthood.  I began my seminary journey in El Paso at St. Charles Seminary for a semester in the fall of 2010.  Then Assumption Seminary in San Antonio to begin Theological Studies for a […]

Holy Week

Holy Week

I experienced Holy Week in El Paso this year because we were given the week off as break.  I helped in the liturgical services at my home parish, Our Lady of the Light, on Delta in central El Paso.  I helped in the liturgies for the whole week.  Preparing myself spiritualy was a little difficult […]

Midterm

Midterm

We are now in the midterm section of the spring semester.  Exams and papers are the main focus here at St. Mary’s in Houston.  We are also having Spring Break, but it is a short break.  I hope I can relax during the break to charge the batteries again for the rest of the semester.  […]