Oh deer! Reason #289076092873490857 why this priest visits the sick and dying


Even if priests have hundreds on their sick and dying lists, they should personally visit all of them. “EMsHC” cannot cannot cannot provide the sacraments of say, Confession and Anointing.

That’s reason number one for priests to do this. Aren’t priests supposed to be fathers of their parish families? Yes.

Reason #289076092873490857 for why I visit all the sick and dying is that, in this paradise of a parish in the heart of Appalachia, I rejoice to see lots of nature while I am out and about going from county to county, taking Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with me. There are the mountains and rivers and beasts of all kinds. Who wants to sit in an office all day?

There were actually five deer in this group. The picture is taken from the front porch of one of my home-bound. They stopped to listen to our conversation about them.

Today will be interesting. Sassy the Subaru will see some hundreds of miles, twice. A Mission of Mercy. A Hail Mary please.


Filed under Missionaries of Mercy, Priesthood, Vocations

5 responses to “Oh deer! Reason #289076092873490857 why this priest visits the sick and dying

  1. Aussie Mum

    A Hail Mary prayed just now for the Mission of Mercy you are embarking upon today, Father. Be careful on those mountain roads. The scenery you show us is beautiful but the roads are another matter. I’m going to pray another Hail Mary in thanksgiving for you and all dedicated priests without whom we wouldn’t have the sacraments when we most need them (when too ill and incapacitated to get to church, and perhaps facing death). Thank you all so very much.

    • nancyv

      Praying with you Aussie Mum! (although a few hours delayed)
      Also, I would like to transcribe all 289,076,092,873,490,857 reasons for the record – ha.

    • sanfelipe007

      Same here! Father gives so much and asks for so little!

  2. Mark Malone

    May GOD bless you father. You mean more to your parishioners than you realize! We are so very blessed to have you!

  3. Hail Marys for all you do, Father. May Mother Mary and her Divine Son keep you safe in all your travels to care for His flock of lambs and sheep.

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