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Three Months Full of Blessings!

Three Months Full of Blessings!

It has been three months since I started my pastoral internship year. The three months are full of blessings and surprises which help me grow personally, spiritually and professionally. It is a great blessing for me to be assigned to my intern parish where I am now. It is a parish in a small town […]

Pastoral Year has begun

Pastoral Year has begun

I have been doing my pastoral year for about two months and I have enjoyed it so far. The pastor is a young priest: intellectual, humble, holy, and passionate. I have been learning a lot from him. The life at the parish is full of surprises! The pastor and I definitely try to accomplish whatever […]

My pastoral year

My pastoral year

Pastoral year is a program of the diocese for all the seminarians who are usually in the second or third year in theology. Each and every seminarian of the diocese in theology level needs to be ready for the internship program. Pastoral year is equivalent to “on the job training” for the all students studying […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Changing Face of Priesthood

The Changing Face of Priesthood

I was born after Vatican II, so I never experienced growing up with Latin Mass.However, my grandmother would always tell us some nice stories about her experiences with priests celebrating Mass in Latin. She said that the Mass was very holy, even if she did not understand most of the words that the priest said. […]

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.  […]