Preached at Holy Sepulcher Parish on July 6 and 7, 2013 for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C at the 6:00PM (Vigil), 8:00AM and 10:30AM Masses, my first Masses at Holy Sepulcher Parish
Holy Sepulcher Parish sanctuary
Often when you get a deacon, you also get a deacon’s wife. It’s kind of like one of those buy one get one free deals at the grocery store. When you have a vocation to be a deacon, your calling comes through your wife and your marriage, but my vocation would not have even possible without my wife Karen. She helped me study, edited my papers, coordinated my schedule, did whatever was needed to make sure I was ready…everything. She is still helping me. You get to hear the homily once, but she has heard it so many times this week she knows it better than I do. Continue reading
Written July 1, 2013, the day of my assignment to Holy Sepulcher Parish and subsequently published on the parish website
Hello! I am David Miller, your new deacon at Holy Sepulcher! I have officially been your deacon for about a minute now, but I thought that I would take this opportunity just to say, “Hello!”
My wife Karen and I are parishioners at St. Catherine of Sweden, but we live in Gibsonia very close to Routes 8 and 910 and so your parish is very much convenient for us. In fact time wise I think we are closer to Holy Sepulcher. We recently visited the parish and got the grand tour with Father John. This past weekend we attended Mass at 6PM on Saturday just to get a feel for how liturgy happens at the parish. The parish seems very vibrant, very welcoming, and very much growing. We are truly blessed that I have been assigned to your parish and to be able to work with Father John and the staff.
My wife Karen and I look forward to meeting all of you very soon!
Know that all of you are in our prayers!
Deacon David Miller