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Ordination Anniversary Photos

Here are more pictures from Sunday, a day full of thanksgiving.

Almost 500 people were in attendance.

First reading by my nephew, Alex Eaton.

Second reading by my brother, Richard Kauffmann.

Intercessions by Charles Pyle.

Giftbearers Althea Premazza, my nephew Burke Eaton, and my sister-in-law Anne Kauffmann.

Little Sisters of the Poor.

Boy Scout Troop #498 led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

40th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

On Sunday July 17th, 2016 at 3:00 in the afternoon at Saint Benedict Parish in Richmond Virginia I will celebrate the 40th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. These forty years have been laden with many more blessings of ministry than I could have ever imagined on ordination day. All are welcome to join me in thanking the Lord for the gift of Priestly Ministry and I pray the Lord will raise up many more men to serve him in his Vineyard.

“With desire I have desired to eat this Pasch with you.”

40th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

On Sunday July 17th, 2016 at 3:00 in the afternoon at Saint Benedict Parish in Richmond Virginia I will celebrate the 40th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. These forty years have been laden with many more blessings of ministry than I could have ever imagined on ordination day. All are welcome to join me in thanking the Lord for the gift of Priestly Ministry and I pray the Lord will raise up many more men to serve him in his Vineyard.

“With desire I have desired to eat this Pasch with you.”

Camino Day 27, The Feast of St. Matthew. Ribadiso de Baixo

Day 27. Sunday, September 21, 2014. The Feast of St. Matthew. Ribadiso de Baixo.
41K to Santiago.

We left a little later than usual, it being the sabbath and all, and joined the throng of pilgrims starting on the Way. It was early enough to be treated to a view of the sunrise. Since we travel west we always have to look behind us to see it.

We attended the weekend Mass last night in Portomarin. Evening Masses here are at 8:00 pm. This is Fr. John’s 25th anniversary of ordination and he concelebrated the Mass. It ended with the pilgrims’ blessing. Fr. Tom thought that the readings were particularly fitting. St. Paul wrote that his life was Christ and nothing else mattered. All of us face challenges along the Way, some people worse than others, but we want our lives, first and foremost to be Christ. When we arrive in Santiago it will be the completion of this Camino, but the completion of our desire that our lives be Christ will continue.

Today’s journey was a little bit of everything, through a number of villages, through pastures, up and down hills, across rivers, through wooded areas and a large town, Melide.

Melide is noted for its preparation of pulpo (octopus) so Fr. Tom and our Australian friend stopped for a midmorning snack of octopus and beer.

The town was bustling with traffic on a Sunday morning, and there was a Sunday market in the city plaza. Some people could have been in church but we couldn’t swear to it.

One of the interesting structures we see in every town is the cruciero. It is a cement cross on a cement base (see photo). Fr. Tom thinks this has possibilities at St. Olaf. What do you think?

More sights from along the way.