Family members of Father Jon Miskin cheer for him after his ordination May 26 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. The Little Rock man will be an associate pastor of St. Raphael Church in Springdale beginning June 12. (Bob Ocken photo)
Our new shepherds
News you might have missed in 200 words
We welcomed two new diocesan priests in separate Masses in May. If you live in Fort Smith or Springdale you should be able to meet them very soon.
Father Jon Miskin's two sisters and three brothers have moved to different states and cities, but they reunited for his ordination Mass May 26 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew and made sure they got a "squishy" hug after the Mass (See the photo on our Instagram or Facebook). Father Miskin credits his parents, pastor Msgr. Francis Malone and many others for forming him into the priest he is today.
May in review
Did you miss these stories in the May issues of Arkansas Catholic?
Benedictines in Fort Smith opened up their old monastery for an auction to sell off some of the treasures they couldn't take with them to their new building.
In Acts 13 St. Paul gives a succinct and persuasive sales pitch (aka "elevator pitch") to become a disciple of Jesus. Most folks who are passionate about anything have an "elevator pitch" to introduce a person to their passion. It may be a hobby, March Madness, the NFL, your spouse or children, but for St. Paul it was about Jesus.
Reflection: Do you have an elevator pitch for your faith; your relationship with Jesus? Take some time today or this weekend and together with the Lord develop one.
Are those Generation Y priests any different than the older generations? We explored this topic with three younger clergy to see how they are relating differently to their flock. Check out the story here.