Jan 17 – An Evening with the Archbishop

Archbishop Michael Jackels visited informally with us this evening and shared the “Four Mission Priorities” of the Archdiocese of Dubuque with us.

The mission priorities are:

  1. Strengthening programs for on-going education in the faith.
  2. Enhancing the Sunday assembly for Holy Mass.
  3. Teaching stewardship as a way of life.
  4. Promoting vocations in general, and priesthood in particular.

 Archbishop Michael Jackels

Memorable quotes:

  • “You cannot love what you do not know.”
  • “Love is like manure . . . if it sits it stinks and attracts flies but if it is spread it gives life and growth.”
  • “Seminarians are like incense in church and garlic in cooking . . . you can never have too much.”