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World Priest Day

Baton Rouge/Acadiana World Priest Day 2006

Baton 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.

 

Chicago-Gary Activities for World Priest Day 2006

Chicago-Gary Activities for World Priest Day 2006

1,829 priests received the love and support of the Illinois WWME Family.

 

World 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.

 

Announcing World Priest Day, 2006

Announcing 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.

 

Erie, PA World Priest Day Reception

Erie, 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.

 

World 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.

 

World Priest Day 2005

World Priest Day 2005

September 18th 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.

 

World Priest Day celebration in Baker City, Oregon

World Priest Day celebration in Baker City, Oregon

Worldwide Marriage Encounter couples combined efforts with the Knights of Columbus in Baker City, Oregon to honor their priests.

 

For the Many Times

A World Priest Day poem of thanks to priests by the Vermont Worldwide Marriage Encounter Team

 

A Homegrown Celebration

Worldwide Marriage Encounter's World Priest Day originated in the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

World 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.

 

World 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.

 

Support & Appreciation

Honoring Our Priest

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.

 

National Priest Experience, 2006

National 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.

 

Fr. 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.

 

WWME priest listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who

WWME priest listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who

Strathmore’s Who’s Who has included one of WWME’s long time priests in their newest publication.

 

Actress Maria Bello Says Fr. Ray Jackson Was Her Mentor

Actress Maria Bello Says Fr. Ray Jackson Was Her Mentor

“Every day Father Ray would ask me, “How are you going to serve?”

 

Happy Birthday Fr. Bob McDonald, S.M.

One of our heroes received some well deserved birthday wishes to help him celebrate.

 

Section 2 Community Donates New Zealand Trip to Priest

Section 2 Community Donates New Zealand Trip to Priest

Christmas will be extra special for this priest and his ailing mother due to the love and generosity of Section 2 lovers.

 

We Remember Father Frank Diffley,
a Marriage Encounter Priest

Fr. Frank Diffley had so much energy and love of life that it was contagious.

 

A Priest Invites His Family

A Priest Invites His Family

"Take A Stake In The Priesthood."

 

We Love Our Priests

We 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.

 

Remembering Fr. Paddy Colleran

Remembering Fr. Paddy Colleran

Everyone who knew him remembers the twinkle in his eyes.

 

Spiritual Adoption

Spiritual Adoption

We can and should start supporting our priests while they are still in the seminary.

 

A Reminder to Affirm Your Local Priests

Section 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 and order.

 

45 Years of Religious Profession Celebrated in Kinshasa

Consolata missionary shares memories of his 45 years in the ministry, and some news from his home in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

My Priesthood in Marriage Encounter

Fr. Harry Brown

A priest shares his love for Worldwide Marriage Encounter and a successful inviting tool.

 

Make 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.

 

My Friend John

Fr. John McCluskey, now 88 years old, has presented probably more than 500 Weekends and been one of our great presenting priests.

Fr. John McCluskey

 

Fr. 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.

 

Priest Biographies

Meet Fr. Luis Calderón, OAR

Meet 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.

 

My Story of Experiencing a Marriage Encounter Weekend

My 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.

 

A Lover Who Spans the World

A Lover Who Spans the World

When asked how the Weekend had affected his life this priest responded, "For me personally, the experience of Marriage Encounter has intensified my priestly spirituality."

 

Journey of a Priest

Journey of a Priest

"I believe 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."

 

Call 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 Frank

Fr. Tom attended his first Weekend in March 1980. He presents Weekends from St. Joseph Seminary, Washington, D.C.

 

Fr. Joe DiMauro

Fr. Joe attended his original Weekend December 5, 1986 and presents Weekends from De Sales University, Center Valley, PA, and the Diocese of Allentown.

 

Fr. Joseph W. Elliott

Fr. Elliott attended his Weekend in February 1977 and presents Weekends in Syracuse, NY and Burlington, VT.

 

Rev. Msgr. John A Dickie

Rev. Msgr. John A Dickie

Msgr. John Dickie made his Weekend in November of 1975 and presents Weekends from his Diocese of San Diego.

 

Fr. Jerry Kautzman

HOOK: Fr. Jerry made his Weekend in the early 1970's and presents Weekends from his Diocese in Bismarck, North Dakota.


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