Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Witnessing for Christ

If Jesus is asleep in your boat, maybe it's time to wake Him up!

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Rodeo Time Rocky Style

Representing the men that keep this world turning

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It's all about Truth

Gospel and homily for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Life's about dying

Sunday week 13 Gospel and homily

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Buckin for America

On Friday July 3rd at 5pm ole Fr. Bryce will be bucking in Tensleep.  Supper Excited.  Pray for him!

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Champions for Mary

Saturday Week 12

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday week 12 Man all night, man all day

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Band of Brothers

Wyoming Catholic Cowboys priestly hangout in the Big Horns

Concluding on the feast of the Birth of John the Baptist, six of us Wyoming brother priests got together to hangout; myself, Fr. Robert Rogers, Fr. Clark Lenz, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, Fr. Brian Hess, and Fr. Hiep Nguyen.  The best way I can explain the necessity of priestly fraternity is by way of analogy.  Take a fire with six logs in it.  Together they make a healthy burning fire. Separate those logs, and one by one they go out.  We priests need to stick together, and I thank God for my band of brothers.  Here's some of the fun we shared up in the Big Horn Mountains.

Mom and Dad so graciously let us use their cabin right off of West Tensleep Creek

Fr. Hiep enjoying some mountain air

Mom even had our first meal all ready to go.  Yeah, cowboys still need their mamas. 

I do do normal priestly work

Off hiking to Mirror Lake above West Tensleep Lake

A shot of the tree line

Fr. Robert imitating Paul MaClean

I'm impressed

I bet pound for pound there are more moose in the Big Horns than any where else in the state

You just can't beat the beauty of the Big Horns.  They are hands down my favorite mountain range.

What a gift it was to get away with my Wyoming Catholic Cowboy priest bros.  Concluding our hang time on the Birth of John the Baptist I am reminded that God calls each one of us by name.  We are one band of brothers, but each individually members of it.  None of us have the same charisms, but we all have the same mission, holiness.  With the grace of God and the encouragement of one another, all of us can reach that goal.  Mary, Mother of priests, pray for us!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

WyoCC Fatherhood Retreat 2020

 "To be a good father you need to be a good son"

Meet the boys:  William Heili, Lee Noel, Daniel Weyrich, Anthony Richter, Nathan Weyrich, me, and Seth Hostetler

Jason and Boni Kuhbacher are the Wyoming Catholic Cowboys who hosted our retreat.  They live their Catholic faith.  This ranch is a new endeavor for them.  After years of planning and saving they were able to move to their new ranch just across the Montana line.  They'll always be Wyomingites at heart though.  Their friendship is near and dear to me.  May God continue to bless them and their family, especially with rain.

Lee showing Chief what's up

    First things first: firewood 

     Western Horseman 

     Vesting for Mass early Saturday morning 

6am Mass for the WyoCC branding crew on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  I love Mary.

Rounding up

    The Weyrich Brothers showing us how it's done

     This ain't my first rodeo

     This is my first rodeo, but I'm a quick learner

     They even let the priest rope

Jim Wilson, Boni's dad, get's the all-around cowboy award

William and Anthony getting down and dirty

Just another day at the office for Travis Kuhbacher

Daniel making small talk in the wrestling line.  Just happens to be with a pretty girl.

William giving me some advice on how to throw a calf

Thanks man

These two young sons get the Top Hand award

Mom and daughter Terese enjoying ranch life

Grandpa Jack keeping everyone in line.  Management is tough work.

Just Ranchin

Special thanks to Boni and Jason for hosting our retreat.  Cowboy life keeps you in touch with reality.  The truest reality we have as Christians is that we are God's beloved sons and daughters.  If you got that straight, the sky's the limit.  On to the next one...

Friday, June 19, 2020

It's Rodeo Time

Two years ago today at the 3:00 hour I was ordained to the priesthood.  Praise God!  Now I desire to share some of the fruits of this experience with you all.  Hope you enjoy our Wyoming Catholic Cowboy blog.  JPII - Pray for us!

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