Supporting, Encouraging, and Challenging the WWME Community
Priest Day - Support & Appreciation
Rouge/Acadiana World Priest Day 2006
It is pretty
hard to tell when a bishop, priest or religious sister is telling
a lie, especially when they insert two truths that make you wonder.
A wonderful World Priest Day appreciation meal was celebrated with
a game of Two Truths and a Lie.
Activities for World Priest Day 2006
1,829 priests received
the love and support of the Illinois WWME Family.
Priest Day 2006 Activities in MA and RI
World Priest Day mailings
of over 1600 letters to priests in Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Area acknowledged on Boston Catholic Television.
World Priest Day, 2006
September 17 will sneak up
on you sooner than you think. Now is the time, before all the summer
activities get going, to visit the new web site, get your starter
kit, and start planning for WPD 2006.
PA World Priest Day Reception
If a picture is worth
a thousand words, then this will help you enjoy the World Priest
Day reception held in Erie, PA.
Priest Day, 2005
Here are just a few examples
of how World Priest Day was celebrated around the country. Now is
a good time to look at your 2006 calendar and set aside time to
plan for World Priest Day in your area for next year.
Priest Day 2005
will be here before you know it! It's not to early to start
planning how you will support your priests this year. Please remember
your Order Priests as well as the Diocesan Priests.
Priest Day celebration in Baker City, Oregon
Encounter couples combined efforts with the Knights of Columbus
in Baker City, Oregon to honor their priests.
the Many Times
A World Priest Day
poem of thanks to priests by the Vermont Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Encounter's World Priest Day originated in the Diocese of Knoxville,
Priest Day Suggestions
You and your family
can acknowledge the priests in your life. Read this and other articles
at the World Priest Day web site. A link to the site is in the article.
Priest Day History
Read this history of
World Priest Day, other articles and be able to order things on
line to support World Priest Day in your Community. Whether it is
just your parish or your whole diocese let us remember all of our
priests on World Priest Day the third weekend in September.
We do not have to
wait until World Priest Day to offer encouragement to the priests
in your life. When you are offering your support this article may
help you decide how best to do so.
Priest Experience, 2006
Each year, shortly after
Easter Sunday, the presenting priests in the United States are encouraged
to attend an experience for their enrichment. This attending priest
expresses his gratitude and includes some pictures of the event.
Piet Houwen, May He Rest in Peace
Obituary of a Dutch
priest who served our WWME movement in the early years and passed
away April 20, 2006.
priest listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who
Who’s Who has included one of WWME’s long time
priests in their newest publication.
Maria Bello Says Fr. Ray Jackson Was Her Mentor
“Every day Father
Ray would ask me, “How are you going to serve?”
Birthday Fr. Bob McDonald, S.M.
One of our heroes
received some well deserved birthday wishes to help him celebrate.
2 Community Donates New Zealand Trip to Priest
will be extra special for this priest and his ailing mother due
to the love and generosity of Section 2 lovers.
Remember Father Frank Diffley,
a Marriage Encounter Priest
Fr. Frank Diffley
had so much energy and love of life that it was contagious.
Priest Invites His Family
"Take A Stake
In The Priesthood."
Love Our Priests
For many, the Weekend
is the first time they have really gotten to know a priest. Remember,
World Priest Day is September 18, 2005.
Fr. Paddy Colleran
Everyone who knew
him remembers the twinkle in his eyes.
We can and should
start supporting our priests while they are still in the seminary.
Reminder to Affirm Your Local Priests
XVII, a Spanish speaking section in the Southwest United States,
challenges us to support and affirm our priests. We thank our Spanish
brothers and sisters for the time and effort they took to translate
this article that is posted in eMatrimony/Spanish to remind us to
affirm all our priests; encountered and not-encountered, diocesan
Years of Religious Profession Celebrated in Kinshasa
missionary shares memories of his 45 years in the ministry, and
some news from his home in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of
Priesthood in Marriage Encounter
A priest shares his love
for Worldwide Marriage Encounter and a successful inviting tool.
good marriages better
Last weekend I (Bishop
Joseph E. Kurtz) journeyed to Gatlinburg, TN along with 35 married
couples for the experience of a lifetime. Over a 48-hour period
I witnessed and took part in an experience filled with God's grace
and a lot of hard work by the participating couples. Good marriages
were on the road to becoming even better.
Fr. John McCluskey, now
88 years old, has presented probably more than 500 Weekends and
been one of our great presenting priests.
Terry Donovan's Story
Fr. Terry Donovan,
presenting team priest for the Belleville, IL. Diocese, was featured
in an Aug. 7, 2003 KDSK St. Louis Channel 5 news clip. In the enclosed
clip, a mother concludes Fr. Donovan was involved with a miraculous
healing of her son.
Fr. Luis Calderón, OAR
We have encouraged
all of our presenting priests to send eMatrimony a brief auto-biography.
Please encourage your local presenting priest to submit his auto-biography.
Story of Experiencing a Marriage Encounter Weekend
If you have been
trying to invite a priest to make a Weekend this article by a priest
telling of his experience will be helpful.
Lover Who Spans the World
how the Weekend had affected his life this priest responded, "For
me personally, the experience of Marriage Encounter has intensified
my priestly spirituality."
of a Priest
that my involvement with and love of Marriage Encounter, my teaching,
preaching and writing talents, my thirst for peace and justice and
my compassion for the needy all stem from the action of the Spirit."
For All WWME Priests' Biographies
All current and former
WWME priests are invited to share their story with the WWME Community
to be recognized, encouraged, and supported.
This letter has been
sent to all Presenting Team Priests. Please help your priest if
he could use your assistance in getting a digital picture to send,
or if he could use help completing and sending the questionnaire.
Fr. Tom attended his
first Weekend in March 1980. He presents Weekends from St. Joseph
Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Fr. Joe attended his
original Weekend December 5, 1986 and presents Weekends from De
Sales University, Center Valley, PA, and the Diocese of Allentown.
Joseph W. Elliott
Fr. Elliott attended
his Weekend in February 1977 and presents Weekends in Syracuse,
NY and Burlington, VT.
Msgr. John A Dickie
Msgr. John Dickie made
his Weekend in November of 1975 and presents Weekends from his Diocese
of San Diego.
HOOK: Fr. Jerry made
his Weekend in the early 1970's and presents Weekends from his Diocese
in Bismarck, North Dakota.