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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Father Zachary

I have written before about Father Zachary at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Thanks be to God for sending me here where there is such a wonderful priest. The other priests at the center are outstanding also.

During his homilies I have heard Father Zachary use the words abortion, euthanasia, contraception, divorce, etc, etc, etc in the same sentence multiple times and then expound of the evilness of these things. His homilies are always full of good sound Catholic teaching.

There is something else I've noticed about Father Zachary at Mass. He appears to truly be filled with joy when celebrating the Mass. During the consecration his voice reflects the joy of the moment. When he elevates the host and the wine it is obvious that he can not control the smile on his face.

I love receiving communion from Father Zachary. When he presents the host it is obvious that he truly believes that it contains the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity or our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Another moment of interest is when he is purifying the sacred vessels after communion. Throughout the process you can see his lips moving has he prays silently and the smile of joy that is constantly on his face. His diligence is unparalleled. He checks and rechecks every vessel and cloth to make sure not a single particle of the consecrated host or a drop of the Precious Blood are lost.

And as he processes out of the church after mass there is always that same smile and lips moving in prayer.

Let us thank God for giving us such a wonderful priest and pray that more like him will answer the call to the priesthood.

1 comment:

Christopher Connor said...

I experienced a priest whom this same smile and joy was obvious at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville Alabama where Mother Angelica and her Poor Clare nuns pray for us before the Most Blessed Sacrament. Could it be the same priest?