Getting EPIC PHOTOS: An Astrophotography Adventure (VIDEO)

I had two quests on this brief vacation: rest and take an epic photo of the comet NEOWISE. And, if at all possible, try to capture the northern lights. Join me in this little adventure in astrophotography!

(Spoiler alert: Stay to the end for some amazing photos! And a cameo by a certain dog who was really excited when I got home!)

Vocation Story: VIDEO

As I celebrate my ordination anniversary on July 13, here is part of the story of how I became a priest for the Roman Catholic Church.

My process of discerning the priesthood was a winding one, involving fear, learning, engineering and computer science, and finally hearing God’s call and jumping in.

And my story also involves pig ears. For real.

Enjoy!

What’s your story of how God has been leading you? Please share below and know that you are in my prayers. Please pray for me!

New Podcast: Homily Chat!

Two priests, two countries, one topic!

Join myself 🇨🇦 and Fr. Michael Liliedahl 🇺🇸 as we have a conversation about the upcoming Sunday readings and discuss all things ‘homilies’! We are broadcasting on Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as making the audio podcast available.

Website: homilychat.com
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Watch our Teaser Episode below:

Episode number 1:

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Jesus Christ is Risen Today (Video & MP3)

In this time of isolation I thought it would be good to gather together as best we can to create some music. So I put the call out to put together a virtual choir to sing the classic Easter hymn, Jesus Christ is Risen Today. The arrangement was written by Bridget Olver, who also sings a couple of parts.

I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume and beauty of the submissions! Wow. People are so incredibly talented.

Download the MP3 here.

Thank you to all who sent me videos! I hope you enjoy this rendition of this hymn as much as I did producing the video. Easter blessings to you all during this time!

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See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

Thanks for watching!

 

VIDEO: O Sacred Head Surrounded (Church Music)

O Sacred Head Surrounded is hauntingly beautiful and deeply moving. I find that sacred hymns like this draw me so much more deeply into the mystery of the love of Jesus Christ poured out on the Cross.

Blessings to all of you during this Holy Week, which is definitely a strange one this year!

(Yes, this video is me, times four. I used some compositing magic in Final Cut Pro X to put me into the frame multiple times, and had a lot of fun doing so!)

What’s your favourite church music? Let me know below!

And if you enjoyed this, please do give it a share; it really helps with the way that YouTube lists videos for people to watch. Thank you!

See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

Thanks for watching!