Priests Softball Game

Fr. Victor and I traveled to the T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas to play in the 1st Annual Pitching for Priests softball game. I have been looking forward to this game for weeks, and it did not disappoint. First of all, there was a good group of people tailgating before the game. The weather […]

Game Day

I enjoyed traveling to Macon, Missouri to cover weekend Masses for Fr. Dave Viet.  The parish community was very hospitable and I had one of the best meals in a long time at a parishioner’s home on Saturday evening.  Two seminarians from the Diocese of Jefferson City were also in town to begin their week […]

May Day!

May Day is an annual community-wide team-oriented sports and activity day held at Conception Seminary College which fosters fraternity, promotes physical fitness, and builds the framework for friendly competition.  Alumni from year’s past have great memories of May Day during their time at Conception Seminary. The night before, seminarians are usually up to no good […]

From Sunrise to Sunset

Everyone had a strange feeling when they stepped outside this morning– it actually felt warm.  I know that “warm” is a relative term, but to be outside, see the glorious sunrise, and not have to wear a coat, how can you not raise your mind and heart to God? When I saw the temperature this […]

Seminarian Dodgeball Tournament

The seminarians showed up in droves for the Dodgeball Tournament. Organized by a group of seminarians, I had the privilege of reffing this tournament that involved high power competition and pleasant reprieve from the cold winter weather.  I offered to referee and give direction on how to organize the tournament since I have had past […]

Conception Seminary Basketball Featured on KQ2 News

A few weeks ago a reporter from KQ2 News in St. Joseph, Missouri came to Conception Abbey and Seminary College to film Conception Seminary College’s basketball team.  The footage was edited to become a 3-part series focusing on Skip Shear (Director of Wellness at Conception Seminary) and his role with CSC athletics. The Documentary is […]

Seminary Sports

It was in the mid to upper 40’s today, which in January seems warm.  The freshmen and sophomores in the college play team sports twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday afternoon.  When I was a junior monk, I facilitated Team Sports for three years.  Now, Br. Justin is in charge of organizing games for […]