Fishing with St. James

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

On June 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Deacon Matthew Nash will be ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. The day after ordination Fr. Nash will celebrate the Eucharist at Prince of Peace on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. A brunch reception will follow until noon. Everyone is invited to attend both celebrations. Fr. Nash has been assigned as the associate pastor of St. Patrick Church in North Platte.

Matthew’s mother JoAnn and I worked on staff at Outward Bound when I was first ordained. JoAnn and David Nash are active members of St. Agnes church in Scottsbluff. It is a joy to watch their son grow up and choose to answer the call to be an ordained priest for the Diocese of Grand Island! Matthew is making a courageous decision to become a priest and serve our diocese where we have many more priests retiring than being ordained. My hope is that members of St. James and the people of our diocese are encouraging their sons and other young men of the parish to consider priestly ministry.

At the Tuesday Mass, we read from Acts 14:19-28 about the challenges of the early Church. Paul was attacked for his preaching and healing ministry (Acts 14:19). It was after this in Acts 14:22-23 that we read, “They strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying, ‘It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.’ They appointed presbyters for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord in whom they had put their faith.” “Presbyter” is an ancient title we still use to describe the ministry of an ordained priest. I hope many more young people will follow this path of service and ministry that certainly has hardships but brings many more joys and blessings. I have been blessed in this ministry and I am happy to encourage anyone to consider the vocation of ordained priesthood in the Catholic Church, and especially to serve in our great diocese!

Grace, Love and Hope for Resurrection
from your local Presbyter, Fr. Joe Hannappel

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