The Value of the Mass

The Value of the Mass
Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum

Monday, August 20, 2007

5 More Days

Well, there's just 5 more days until I go back to the Josh. I've already begun to move my stuff. My computer is packed and I'm looking forward to seeing my friends again.

It's always neet to meet the new students, especially those from the southwest. I remember last year when I met some of my greatest friends who happen to be from New Mexico. It was funny seeing the looks on their face when they got their first taste of Ohio humiditiy. It was priceless. Their reaction to a 2-14 day rain storm was neet too. I remember one of them asking "why is it not flooding?" Truely priceless. I am expecting the same reactions this year from the new guys.

It will be neat not being a "new guy" this year. I don't have to get used to the different daily schedules and to the overall life at the Josh. Although I'm expecting that some things will change, I don't think much will so I won't have to get used to a whole lot of new stuff.

I'm also looking forward to some of my classes this year. I'm hopefully going to be taking a French class, which I have wanted to take since High School, but it wasn't offered. I'm also looking forward to taking a liturgy and sacraments class for my undergraduate theology class. I'm really looking forward to that as I have read quite a few liturgy books this summer.

Well, please pray for me as these 5 days count down. Also, I would encourage you to take a look at the new Vocation Station on my blog located on the right side of the page. They are all male orders who (to my knowledge) are faithful to the Church. If you have any suggestions for the list, please let me know. Also, I'm thinking of putting one for female orders on there as well, but to do that I will need help because I don't know of that many female orders to place on there. Please comment on this post if you have any suggestions.


Kimberly Wasson said...


You will remain in our prayers. How delightful it has been to have you at Holy Family. God bless you!

a thorn in the pew said...

I will keep you in my prayers this year.

Kristen said...

I have no clue if you got this message on my blog, so here it is:

Hey Zach,

So sorry it has taken me so long to respond! I have been out of town all week without a computer.

To answer your questions, I am indeed Roman Catholic, but am a poor one and struggle greatly with my faith. I spent many a year as an atheist and it is only recently that I feel comfortable calling myself RC again.

I would love to attend mass there, but it may be a while. I am a bit of a chicken and am really nervous.

I need to try to get into the building with the college courses, but my pass only works for the library! And the maps are so confusing.

Thank you so much for the offer to help me. I will have to take you up on that offer. I am a bit overwhelmed by the situation.

My email is

Anonymous said...


You are in the prayers of all at Holy Family. You were a great blessing to the parish and became part of its life from the first day.

You are an honorary member for life . . . and may you one day be pastor here!

Joe Priest

Anonymous said...

What's the schedule like at the Josh?

Dave and Dani said...

We'll be praying for you, and wish you well as you continue in the seminary!

Dani (DCFer)