Monday, July 30, 2012

Trying Out the Podcast

Not sure how long it will last, but I am experimenting with a podcast.  Maybe I will post Sunday Homilies each week.  For now, I'm just giving it a whirl.  Problem is, all of these things involve far more tech savvy than I have.  I believe, however, if you look on the sidebar, there is a way to listen to the first podcast.  The podcast site is 

Let's see how it works.  By the way, thanks to all of those who read the blog and who encourage me.  We are very blessed!  God Bless.


  1. I was planning to write to tell you what a wonderful homily Father.....even better the second time. Thank you so much for this. May God continue to bless you in your vocation

    O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Barnes. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
    In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
    O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
    Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.

  2. Remember...

    If the priest is a saint, his people will be holy.
    If the priest is holy, his people will be good.
    If the priest is good, his people will be fair.
    If the priest is fair, his people will be mediocre.
    If the priest is mediocre, his people will be bad.
    : -Anon.

    keep striving to be saintly Father, it's working
    God bless

  3. Father Barnes,

    Brilliant! Count me in as not only a reader of your witty stories but now a weekly listener.