With my recent announcement of the opportunity to study Canon law in the Fall of next year, many are amazed to learn that it will take three years to complete the program.

The study of Canon Law will build upon the basics I have already learned that will allow me to be a valuable resource to the Diocese and the Bishop. Upon completion I will know the code of canon law inside and out and how to apply it in a variety of situations.

There is a need for some priests to be Canon Lawyers and to assist the Bishop, parishes and people of God in better understanding and deciphering the law of the church. They are intended to guide us in our faith journey so that one day, we, as a church, may be united with God in the Kingdon of Heaven.