Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Celebrating my 1st Birthday as Bishop of Saginaw!

The diocesan staff surprised me with cake again today while I was at a luncheon with priests following the annual Senior Priests' Mass at the Center for Ministry. ( I told you they love any excuse to have a party!)

With yesterday being the anniversary of my priestly ordination and today being my birthday, I often enjoy asking children how it could be possible that I was ordained when I was 25, but didn't celebrate my first Mass until I was 26. Their first response is often that it must have been because I needed more training. (Don't you just love kids?!) The truth is that I celebrated my first Mass on my 26th birthday, which was the next day following my ordination in 1975.

Thank you to all of you who have wished me a happy anniversary and happy birthday during this, my first year as Bishop of Saginaw. God love you!

1 comment:

  1. We are blessed to have you here in the Saginaw area. Harbor Beach and Our Lady of Lake Huron saw first hand what a gift you have with speaking to children. Thank you for all you do!