Friday, June 14, 2013

Pilgrimage to IPF

Father O’Connor, Father Scorzello and I recently returned from our summer pilgrimage to the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska.  There eight of our seminarians are spending ten weeks reflecting on spirituality and priestly formation.  In addition, Father Derek Borek, one of our spiritual directors, is performing that same ministry for the IPF.

I very much enjoyed having dinner with Father Rich Gebuzda who was one year behind me in Seminary at the North American College sometime in the last century.  Father Gebuzda is one of the founders of the Institute and has served as its Executive Director for the past nineteen years.  

On the second evening of our visit we dined with all the seminarians at an Omaha Steakhouse, and everything they say about Omaha Prime is to be believed!

Please keep these good men in your prayers that they might draw daily more closely to the Lord who calls them more deeply to the service of his Church every day.

Pictured above are, from left to right (front row): Thomas Sullivan, Matthew Grossi and Matthew Conley.  (back row): Brian Cullen, Father Borek, Jason Giombetti, Michael Coughlin and Michael Solomon.