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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/03/15

Here’s something you don’t see every day.

This is Fr. Charles Cimpl, vicar general for the diocese of Sioux Falls, SD, and pastor ofSt. Michael’s parish.

The event was evidently a children’s Mass. See what you think.

Meantime…looking through the website at Fr. Cimpl’s parish, I came upon this column, which I think most priests and deacons will appreciate:

I always feel a sense of comfort when I have Deacon John Devlin beside me during the Mass.  Do you ever wonder what I say to him when he faces me before he goes to read the Gospel?  I say:  May the Lord be in your heart and on your lips, that you may proclaim the Gospel worthily and well.  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  I particularly love praying that prayer over John when he is with me on December 17th.  That is the day that the beginning of Matthew’s Gospel is proclaimed and it starts with the genealogy of Jesus.  It is seventeen verses of names—who was the father of whom for forty-two generations. I’m always so happy that John has to read them and I don’t.
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