The Deacon's Bench

The Deacon's Bench

Away from The Bench, and caught on tape

How’s this for an April Fool?

Those who have been waiting breathlessly for Your Humble Blogger to appear on camera — I know it’s all my wife can talk about (not) — can now see my debut right here. Just click on “video” and my little tour of my parish, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, will pop up.

UPDATE: The YouTube version is below. And those who are interested can view the rest of the series at this link.

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Stone of Bethel

posted April 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

As a former Marylander myself, it’s nice to hear you’ve maintained a little of your Bawlmer accent! :)

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posted April 1, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Off topic but keep Fr. Jesse Euresti, pastor of Cristo Rey parish in Austin, TX, in your prayers. He’s missing/kidnapped and feared dead after blood found in his soon-to-be-retirement home in Nuevo Laredo.—fr-jesse-euresti.php

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Jean M. Heimann

posted April 2, 2009 at 12:50 am

Very interesting! What a beautiful church! Thanks for sharing this.

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Sue Ballmann

posted April 2, 2009 at 6:02 am

Thanks for another GREAT video tour of a magnificent church. You certainly have a beautiful church. I really enjoyed hearing the history of the church and the stained glass window tour. My father used to love giving tours of churches and telling the stories behind the stained glass windows, so the video took me back. It is a fun way to learn about church history and enjoy the wonderful artwork at the same time. I will have to stop by and see the church in person when I am up there on business later this month. It would be great if you would include the rest of the series on your blog. Or could you provide the web site to find more of these tours? The pizza also looked great. I was thinking that maybe someone up there could provide a review on it for our opening soon Roman Collar Restaurant Ratings. The site is Please stop by and visit our site.

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posted April 2, 2009 at 10:17 am

Congratulations Deacon Greg!Job well done.

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posted April 3, 2009 at 10:43 am

Excellent.Great job.I wish we had Deacons like you here!May God Bless you and keep you always as the apple of His eye.

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