In 1995 I and my family were received into full communion with the Catholic Church. I spent ten years living and working in England as a layman. Then in 2006 an opportunity arose for me to be ordained as a Catholic priest.
We moved to Greenville South Carolina and I accepted a post as chaplain to St Joseph’s Catholic School. After five years there the Bishop of Charleston asked me to be the administrator of Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Greenville. Now I serve as pastor of the parish and minister through my writing and speaking to an ever increasing congregation around the world.
People ask how I can be married and be a Catholic priest. The Pastoral Provision is a special method which allows married men who are already ordained in the Anglican and Lutheran churches to be granted a dispensation from the vow of celibacy which allows them to be ordained as Catholic priests. You can learn more about this here.
In this picture I am celebrating Mass at St Maximillian Kolbe’s altar at his friary in Poland. As a married man I consider it a huge privilege to serve as a Catholic priest and I ask your prayers that I may fulfill my calling.