Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Congratulations, Father Tyler!

 Bishop Raica & Fr. Tyler processing out of the Cathedral.
 
Over the past five years we have been reading about Father Tyler Bischoff's postings on his adventures across the globe - the U.S., Europe, of course the City of Rome and the Vatican, and beyond - as a seminarian for the diocese on this blog, and now, he is a priest configured forever to the High Priest, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
Although he is no longer a seminarian, his adventure as a priest has just begun. All of us, who have meet him, know that he is a gladsome man, and from his heart overflows the love and the joy of the Gospel, which flow into the hearts and minds of God's holy people. That joy, and that love, can also be seen in all his works of writings he gave us when he was so far away from the diocese. Somewhere it says, "you come to know a man by his writings."
 
Father Tyler has beautifully poured his passion into his detailed work, into each article, for us all.
 
My dear friends, that is what he will be doing for the rest of his life. Father Tyler will be pouring out himself for the sake of others, for the sake of the diocese, for the sake of Holy Mother Church. Congratulations, Father Tyler Bischoff! And, thank you for saying, "Yes to the Lord."

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quarter & Half Marathon!

 During the last week of school, Mitch Roman and I both participated in the CapCity Quarter and Half Marathon in downtown Columbus, Ohio with about 30 other Josephinum seminarians.
Cooper and Roman at the finish line
with our fan, Alex Kowalkowski

The race was loads of fun. At every mile marker there was live music being played, and we even had fans show up like our very own Alex Kowalkowski. Mitch ran the "full" half of 13.1 miles in 1 hour 37 minutes, while I ran "half of the half" or a quarter in 1 hour and 8 minutes. The ribbon on the quarter finishers medal said, "half the distance, all the party . . ." Currently, I'm training for my first half marathon, the U.S. Air Force Half Marathon in Dayton, Ohio (My dad served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years), which will take place on September 19, 2015!

Running has turned into a slight hobby, but I might just like the bling! Hopefully, I will see you all at the 2015 Gaylord Alpinefest where I plan of running the 10K. . . . who would have thought I would be running? Certainly not me!