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WATCH: The Gaffigans’ Commencement Speech at CUA

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/14/16

The comedian and his wife gave the address yesterday in Washington. And it’s classic Gaffigan.

From the transcript

Jim: Before I met Jeannie I had lived across the street from a Catholic church for 15 years. I didn’t notice it. I never went in it once. Because of Jeannie that same church became the place I was married, the same church my 5 children were baptized in and the church where once a week I’m reminded to keep focused on priorities. God, family then work. Jeannie: I can’t take all the credit. My mother has been saying perpetual novenas for 15 years. Even though you are the proud graduates of Catholic University, you are probably not as proud as your parents are of you. You have not completed this major accomplishment alone. Take a moment and look around you. Your classmates, your friends, your family – here with you. Cheering you on. Even the ones supporting you from thousands of miles away. Jim: They all love you…and they would love my mail order guacamole. Jeannie: Your studies here at Catholic University have enlightened your hearts and your minds and prepared you well for the challenges that lie ahead in your life, but it was your family that prepared you for Catholic University. Family is of the utmost importance. As you put your trust in God things that seem impossible will become possible. The love you are given and the love you give will be the most important force driving you through life. Life is nothing without love. Jim: Remember happiness is not found in accomplishments, income or the number of Twitter followers you have. True happiness is found in family. Living for each other , sacrificing together and enjoy the blessing of fresh guacamole delivered promptly to your door. Jeannie Love what you do, love who you are and love those around you. Jim: Getting anywhere without doing that? Now that’s impossible.

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