Michael Dubruiel, Catholic author and husband of well-known Catholic blogger/author Amy Welborn, died suddenly this week. Please pray for Amy and her family.
Amy and Michael have contributed a lot to our Church community, so many are wondering how to give back. Amy has suggested that people purchase Michael's books, especially The How-To Book of the Mass, the proceeds from which are designated for the children's college fund.
As a new priest, I know that we can all use a little help from time to time to deepen our understanding and experience of our participation in the Mass, and other sacraments like confession. Michael's work was dedicated to helping us do just that.
So, today I bought two copies each of Michael's How-To Book of the Mass, and his A Pocket Guide to Confession. I'll keep one copy of each in my library, and give the other two away.
It seems to me this is a great way to enrich your faith life, that of a friend, and help out a family in need at the same time. If you're able, I encourage you to do the same.
But, most importantly, keep Amy and her family in your prayers.