Bishop's Blog

Calendar Revisions and Update

Thursday, November 29, 2012
REVISIONDecember 2,  8:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral                     10:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral                       1:30 PM Mass at the CathedralNEXT WEEKDecember 3- No public MassDecember 4-  7:40 Mass at Gorman School ChapelDecember 5-  No public MassDecember 6-  7:40 Mass at Gorman School ChapelDecember 7-  7:40 Mass at Chapel of Saints Peter... Read More

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I thought this little guy was an appropriate image as I reflect on all I give thanks for at this time. I can imagine that some would question what a koala has to do with Thanksgiving Day in the USA.  If you've been following my blog you probably know that... Read More

The kindness of Shepherds Part 2

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
As I continue to enter into this new life I am more and more aware of the joys and the pitfalls that await me.  Through the years people have often told me not to change.  I have to admit I probably haven't fully understood their message but I think I'm... Read More

The Kindness of Shepherds

Sunday, November 11, 2012
I am in Baltimore at my first Bishop's Meeting and even though I have not been ordained yet all of the bishops have been very welcoming.  I wanted to share what a great experience it has been to join them as I prepare to enter into this new role.  I... Read More

Official Portrait

Thursday, November 08, 2012
Another piece of the puzzle..........Official Portrait?I especially like this picture because Our Lord in the image of the Sacred Heart is watching over me.  Please pray that I will always be strengthened by the special grace that Our Savior's Sacred Heart offers the world.  It is also a great blessing that... Read More

A Quote

Thursday, November 08, 2012
I liked this quote from Matthew Warner's Blog."Elections are not the leading edge of change. Elections are the lagging indicators of what's already changed"Read more: believe there is a lot of truth in that statement.  It is not good news but it is important that as people of faith... Read More

Bishop Elect's Calendar

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Calendar November 16 to December 2********November 9- 16 Meeting out of townNovember 16-  9:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick's School in LufkinNovember 17-  No Public Mass November 18-  Out of townNovember 19-  No public MassNovember 20-  8:00 AM Mass at the Bishop's Chapel in the ChanceryNovember 21-  8:00 AM Mass... Read More

Coat of Arms

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
This is the Coat of Arms that has been produced as part of my ordination to the episcopacy.  One of the first things that Cardinal DiNardo said when we talked on September 14, just after I had received the call from the Nuncio was "start working on your Coat of... Read More


Saturday, November 03, 2012
I wanted to share a few reflections as I continue my journey to the episcopacy. Even as I begin I realize that it is more accurate to speak of our journey to the episcopacy. Don’t worry I’m not adopting the “papal we” as the Holy Father at times speaks of... Read More

Calendar Update

Sunday, October 28, 2012
I thought it would be helpful to update my calendar.  The items posted earlier have not changed.October 29- No public mass scheduledOctober 30- 7:40 Mass in Gorman School ChapelOctober 31- 8:00 AM Mass in Bishop's Chapel at Chancery10:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Church in KilgoreNov 1- No public... Read More