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Immaculate Conception, Newburyport

Immaculate Conception, Newburyport

— In the past twelve months, I’ve posted photos of two churches where Kathryn and I were called to be godparents to newborns. However, just this past Easter, we visited Immaculate Conception in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where I was baptized as a newborn, approximately a thousand years ago. Instead of a photo of the altar, this time I got a photo of the choir loft. One of Kathryn’s aunts was able to join us for Mass, which was especially nice.
Blessed to be called as godparents for another baptism

Blessed to be called as godparents for another baptism

— Kathryn and I were called to be godparents once again, this time for the baptism of a seven-week-old son of friends who live about ten miles north of Tucson. Kathryn is already godmother to the newly baptized’s older brother. Being called to godparenthood has been a great blessing for both of us. We don’t have any children of our own, and so it has given us the opportunity to share the joy of our Catholic faith with a new generation in a meaningful way.