Hey JC, you’re alright by me…

Today the seminarian who spent his pastoral year at my parish packs his bags and heads for Creighton University, where he’ll spend the summer studying at their Institute for Priestly Formation. It’s been great having young Jeremy Canna (or, as I like to call him, JC ) around the rectory, and in the parish.  The people in the pews came to love him, and I think the feeling was mutual.

In the fall, he’ll be setting up shop at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, as part of the seminary restructuring announced last year. In 2013, he’ll be ordained a deacon and in 2014, by the grace of God, a priest.

He leaves with many heartfelt prayers — including mine. Traveling mercies, JC! I look forward to receiving one of your first priestly blessings.


  1. Peter Penton says:

    That is kind JC. Yes, he is alright by me as well.
    His classmate,

  2. joe mc faul says:

    You had me at the headline. Go in peace, JC!

  3. IPF is outstanding, so may JC’s time there be fruitful!
    I love their info video.

  4. Regina Faighes says:

    This is a great photo of you and Jeremy! Thank you for sharing. Jeremy immediately became a beloved member of our parish family and his time with us went by too fast. I am very sad that he had to leave us. But I know that he is moving on to a very important phase in his priestly formation, and that he will have a wonderful experience at Creighton University. It was an honor and a blessing to have him spend his pastoral year with us, and I look forward to the day when we will be welcoming him back as Fr. Jeremy. And J.C. are the perfect initials for a future Alter Christus.

  5. Nice picture! I’m sure that Jeremy’s visible presence at the Mass gave the parishioners more reason to hope for the strong future of the Church.

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