Published on: March 27th, 2013 — 8:09 AM / OBS: North America
DENVER, CO, USA — “I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself.” Those words from Deacon Nathan Goebel are powerful, and rare in the 21st century. Do those words from the good Deacon resonate in your life? Better yet, will those words resonate in the streets of Denver over the next 5, 10, even 20 years from now? (more below)
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When discernment takes on the complete acceptance of God’s plan, that is when purpose strikes, and one’s life is never the same again. Despite being jacked to pray in the morning says Deacon Goebel, challenges in the spiritual life will often arise, including perhaps a couple zzzz’s in the morning holy hour. But a light heart, a wit of humor, and a joyful outlook on those moments of self sacrifice is what keeps Deacon Goebel moving forward toward his vocation ‘as a priest forever.’
And when that parallel path with Christ was discovered as a seminarian in Denver, becoming a priest forever was beginning to meet reality. And why Denver? Listen again to the video above if you did not pick up on the Denver connection.
As a priest, and a man of God, Deacon Goebel desires to ultimately bring souls to Christ, and eventually eternal salvation. Denver is attempting, and beginning to bare some fruit, to that much needed call from Blessed John Paul the Great at World Youth Day 1993. Will Denver answer? Will the priests, bishops, but as the video points out, the people of God, build Catholic culture block by block in Denver? And is it for the sake of Catholic culture? Of course not, rather the peace of a city, and due reverence to Christ’s life-giving love on the Cross.
Stay tuned for future stories from seminarians in Denver, along with an updated version of Deacon Goebel as he journeys toward the priesthood in 2014.
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READINGS FOR MARCH 27TH 2013
First: Isaiah 50:4-9A
Psalm: Psalm 69:8-10, 21-22, 31 & 33-34
Gospel: Matthew 26:14-25
ROSARY: GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. Descent of the Holy Ghost
4. Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary
5. Coronation of Blessed Virgin Mary
The vibrancy of our Cathoilc faith in our Denver area is contagious and a blessing for me…let us continue to give thanks for our seminarians and the enthusiasm that they bring to the altar…