Saturday, February 28, 2009


As those of you who have been following the blog know, I have been given a new assignment. I am now living at the bishop's house and am doing vocation work full time for the next four months. At that time I expect to be named to a new parish. Of course, assignments are very fluid this time of year. Anything could happen to priest in a parish that would require a quicker assignment. We'll have to see what happens.

I am looking forward to the next few months. I'm already used to traveling, so the couple of trips around the state will be nothing. I'll get a chance to see a few priest friends of mine in addition to meeting with some potential seminarians. Of course, the potential seminarians come first and we'll see how much time I really have to see my friends :)

Please continue to pray for me as I take off on this new adventure.


Christine Trollinger said...

Prayers continue. May you be Blessed with a wonderful parish.

Mission said...

Hmmm...since it's Lent, I should at least try to fast from hoping so greedily that Fr McDowell winds up in our neighborhood! You'll be a blessing wherever the Lord places you.

Fr. Leo McDowell said...

As I find out officially where I am going and can announce anything, you'll see it here.

One thing I am pretty sure about is that it will be in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings ;)

Miss Bovina said...

Wherever you are in this diocese, there will be calves to sort and cows to dodge, and your help will be appreciated. Do you have a special devotion to St Francis of Assisi, by any chance? Or is there an even more-specific Patron Saint of Bull-fighters? Father, God bless you and guard your cheerful heart!

Fr. Leo McDowell said...

Miss Bovina,

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm not sure about the patron of bull-fighters, but I'm sure someone was watching out for me that day. :) Being in Montana is great, and there are a lot of great people. Please pray for me as I do my vocation work and pray for those who are being called that they respond with a generous heart. :)