Fr. Patrick Burns with a Smile

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Life as a Priest

A priest is God's man.  He surrenders himself completely so that God can use him to serve the Church and the world.  Therefore, the priest's daily life might take him into any situation where God desires to be present.  His daily tasks can take him from the church, to the hospital, to the playground, to someone's home in the span of only a few hours.  One moment he is hearing confessions and celebrating the Mass, the next he is counseling someone grieving or joking with a teenager or praying in the quiet of his own room.  No two days are the same.  Because the priest is God's man, interruptions in the priest's plans become opportunities for him to spread the love of Jesus Christ in difficult or painful situations and are often more important than the original plans themselves.

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