Showing posts from November, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I wanted to take this time to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  During this time of year, I like to reflect on the meaning of the origins of the word “Eucharist" – in Greek, ευχαριστία, or in English- thanksgiving. Every time we gather around the altar and offer up the Body and Blood of our Lord and ourselves, we offer it up in thanksgiving to the one who created us and saved us from sin. I find this to be amazing every Sunday.  When I was younger, I always thought Thanksgiving was an amazing time of year. The leaves were yellow, red, and brown; they also needed to be raked up. We played football in the yard with our cousins. We ate turkey, my mom's sweet potato casserole, kielbasa and coffee bread from Malczewski's Catering. There were green beans and other healthy food like that, but I do not recall them with as much fondness. It brings to mind happy times with family which always included watching the Detroit Lions. At Thanksgiving everything felt right and p

What's been happening

I must apologize for the long absence. My wife and I took a new foster child into our care in October; we now have two toddlers in the house so needless to say, things have been quite busy for me. I will catch you up on all you need to know right now. First off, let me say, if you have a story you would like to share, whether it is of an event you attended for the archdiocese or a fun ministry activity you did; please contact us in the comment section or email us at  and we will be happy to share it with the rest of the community.  This is a place for sharing ideas and our ministries. For example, you are a youth minister and you go to NCYC and have a great time, or you are a chaperone on that trip, and want to share a short story about your experience. We would LOVE to hear from you and have you post here.   The APCL Board met again last week. You can see the minutes  here . We discussed a number of things that are coming your way. One major discus