Presbyterate Convocation and Our May Crowning


This week, I will be attending the annual Presbyterate Convocation in North Conway, NH. It is a gathering of all the priests and bishops from the Diocese for conferences and discussions concerning the Priesthood. The guest presenter for the main sessions is Rev. James F. Keenan, S.J. with the topic, “Virtue in the Work of Priesthood.” It should be interesting (well, “interesting” if you are a priest, I suppose…). During the downtime, I hope to be outside playing Bocce Ball and whipping Fr. Jeff Statz in several rounds of Air Hockey! Usually he’s the reigning champ, but I can dream!

We will celebrate Mass each day and pray the Liturgy of the Hours as a group and have ample time to adore the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel each day. So know you will be in my prayers and I ask that you please pray for all of us assembled at this convention.

Join us this Thursday, May 7th for our annual May Crowning during the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Immediately following, we will meet downstairs in the church hall to celebrate the end of the religious school year, welcome new parishioners to the parish from this past year, and give thanks to Jim and Barbara Collier, our guests of honor, for their generous service to the parish all these years in the music ministry as they retire from serving here at St. Joseph’s. Hope to see you there!

Please remember to pray for each other and the parish!

God Bless,
Fr. Kneeland