Jul 23, 2006

How Bishop Vasa will spend his vacation

Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker, Oregon, headquartered in the town of Bend, writes in his latest column (click on this post's title) that the life of a priest "is the life of a man-for-others." Read his column and find out how he is going to spend his vacation this summer.

7 Comments:

Anonymous MVH said...

WOW!!! I paraphrase the Lord "Deny thyself and follow Me."
Amen!

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the best sense of the word, Bishop Vasa is "cool." I hope he becomes the example of an American bishop, not those like Mahony and McCarrick.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Fr. Savanarola said...

These are some of the most remarkable and edifying words that I can recall coming out of the mouth of a bishop. God bless this good bishop!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Reverend and Dear Fr. Savanarola,

Thank you very much for writing! And thank you for being a priest.

God bless you!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great bishop! The word "pastoral" gets thrown around alot, especially in this archdiocese, but Bishop Vasa actually follows through with action.

Quite a bit different than I envision the Cardinal's response would be: 'Due to the smallness of the parishes of St. Bernard and Holy Family they do not, at this time, have a full time resident priest. That's why I'm so excited about our Pastoral Associates program. We can provide "ministry" to those parishioners without actually having priests. Those parishes will be the model upon which the future of the archdiocese is based....."

(shiver.....)

Sorry, I couldn't help myself :)

Paul in Long Beach

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

I have it from a very good source that the parish where the good Bishop is spending his vacation is very poor, and for a priest to go there full time, he would have to be willing to do so for just room and board.

Any good priest out there that would welcome such a challenge? It would almost have to be a retired priest.

Kenneth M. Fisher

12:27 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Kenneth,

Thanks for the additional info.!

11:19 AM  

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