I have been observing the large red maple in my front yard shedding its leaves. Around the campus neighborhood, there are yellow tints to many of the trees, and as the temperatures drop, it’s clear that autumn is here. After five years in Austin, Texas, where there’s really no winter to speak of, it’s refreshing to return to a place with actual seasons. In central … Continue reading Observing Seasons
In recent weeks lots of people have been asking me what’s next, after I depart the University Catholic Center on June 30th. This is a complicated and unstable time for all of us, and plans can change on very short notice, but here’s what I know right now. On July 1, we will turn over pastoral care of the University Catholic Center to Fr. Jonathan … Continue reading So, What’s Next?
This was a busy day of ministry at the University Catholic Center, and I never saw anyone (apart from our skeleton-crew staff) all day. With the coming of the corona virus pandemic, we’re basically shut down. But not really. The bishop has asked us to keep the building open for prayer, but no more than 10 people can be in our (600 seat) chapel at … Continue reading This is What Ministry Looks Like Today