Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Church Needs More Cowboys

It should be a joy in a priest's life to baptize little children into the big family of God. Though I do enjoy this reality, it wasn't always fun until I started doing Wyoming Catholic Cowboy baptisms. The first one out of the gate was Denver Wayne Williams. Just so happened that his mother and I are second cousins, which made it all the more special. Here's how it went down.


This day was a long time coming, but well worth the wait.


Katie and I's grandmothers are sisters. I guess that makes Chase and I cousins-in-law.


So that makes our new ol' son 6th generation Wyoming. This board came off of his great x3 grandfather's homestead in Neiber WY, which was claimed in 1894. My parents now live on part of that land along with two of Mom's siblings. The brand is registered for the Diocese of Cheyenne. Always ride for the brand partner. 


Here's the rest of the crew


Chief and I have been looking forward to meeting Chancy Williams. I've been singing his songs all summer. Keep the good tunes rolling partner. The world needs more cowboys!


No better place for a cowboy baptism party then the new old shop on the ranch.


To top this Wyoming Catholic Cowboy experience off Chase gave me on loan a buckle he had won a couple rodeos back. That's no small gesture partner. I'll wear her with pride.

Well Denver, you're part of the herd now. It's time to cowboy up. Your family and God parents will show you how it's done. It's true, the world does need more cowboys. But more than that, the Church needs more cowboys. Let's show them how it's done.



 

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