New site: SaskaPriest.com

“You’re like a priest from Saskatchewan… like a Saskatchewan priest… You’re like, “SaskaPriest.”

(I think the quote kinda goes like that.)

And so I present: saskapriest.com!

This will be a site where I will be placing items that are more specifically related to my ministry as a priest. This will include things like homilies, news, and commentary on different issues. Darryldot.org will still be my home for my personal musings (as infrequent as those can get) and my recordings.

I’ve also launched a podcast along with the new site, and you can find out more information over there. So far, the podcast includes some of my homilies. An iTunes feed to the SaskaPriest Podcast will come shortly.

Enjoy!

SaskaPriest: Homily from Feb. 13, 2011: “I had a busy week, so be good; don’t be bad.”

Here is my homily from February 13, 2011, the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A.

Readings: Sirach 15.15-20; Psalm 119.1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34; 1 Corinthians 2.6-10; Matthew 5.17,20-24,27-28,33-34,37.

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Podcast launch! (Hopefully?)

I’m trying out a WordPress plugin called podPress that theoretically allows me to easily share recorded audio with you through this website and via podcast. Hopefully it works! I’ve dubbed my personal homily and Q&A podcast “SaskaPriest: A Catholic Podcast with Fr. Darryl Millette.”

Here is my first episode. It’s my homily given for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A on January 30, 2011. The readings of the day were Zephaniah 2.3,3.12-13; Psalm 146; 1 Corinthians 1.26-31; and Matthew 5.1-12 (Beatitudes).

Enjoy! (Assuming this works. Here’s hoping!)

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So this is Christmas . . .

Well, close enough. It certainly isn’t September any more. Oops. I really should try to update this more than once per quarter, I suppose.

The odd thing is that I have in fact been updating a few things here and there, but they aren’t always immediately visible. The tunes on the Millette family album have been getting the occasional refresh.

The latest updates can be found here.

I’m also (very slowly) working on a cover of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower. My brother, David, recorded most of the guitar tracks way back in April of 2009, and I’ve finally got around to mixing them together. It is still in a very unfinished state. I’ve thrown in a half-verse of scratch vocals as well, to get a sense of where it is going. Please don’t laugh too hard at them………….

All Along the Watchtower (Cover)

Chloe the puppy is doing well now — much better than she was in October and early November. First, she got spayed at the end of September and had to be on strict-ish rest for 2 weeks. Then I went away for a week to Vancouver and she stayed at a nearby kennel. While I was away, my brilliant dog thought that eating rocks would be a wonderful idea. So she had some more surgery to remove those, meaning another 2-3 weeks of rest and the lampshade collar and the whole bit.

On a side note, if anyone has an extra $832 that they don’t know what to do with, I know of a certain dog-owning priest who might have an idea. Sigh.

Also, since the rock saga I’ve bought her^H^H^Hmyself a treadmill (55% off at Canadian Tire!). It really helps her^H^H^Hme to release energy, now that it’s generally too cold to go on walks of any reasonable length. Here’s a cool video of that:

Parish life is going pretty well. And Andy and Jane and I are in the process of working on something that should be pretty exciting when we get it set up. And once we figure out a name for it. :-)

Have a great Christmas, everyone! And if you overdo it in the eating department, Chloe has a treadmill!

Tonto

Tonto, my 2011 Kia Sorento LX-V6 AWD crossover SUV

I had been having some difficulty with the smaller size of my car, Excaliber (2007 Dodge Caliber SXT) for some time and had been thinking of trading up once it was paid off. Also, with the winter approaching, the thought of all wheel drive also became appealing. After a lot of research and some test drives, I settled on a 2011 Kia Sorento LX with the 3.5L V6 engine and AWD. It moves! There is no lack in the power department. Gas mileage has so far been ok (about 8.1L/100km last night, or 34-35mpg), though it is sort of hard to tell due to the wicked winds we’ve been having here this week.

Better yet, there is tons of room and a few nifty features inside (Bluetooth for my cell phone, an iPod connector, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio). And the day after I took it home I had to go out south of St. Gregor along some very muddy grid roads. One area in particular was rather bad, so I locked it into AWD and ploughed right through. Very nice!

Otherwise, the parishes are starting to kick into the busy mode as meetings and other programs start back up. Now if it would only stop raining for more than a day… :-)