Author Archives: Fr Kevin McKenzie LC

About Fr Kevin McKenzie LC

Fr Kevin McKenzie LC comes from Saint Louis, Missouri from a family of nine. He spent the last five years studying Philosophy and Theology in Rome. Ordained a priest in December, he now helps as chaplain at a small Catholic school in Cincinnati, and on the weekends directs retreats for boys in southeastern Indiana.

a new saint

I received an early birthday present: Pope Francis has approved the canonization of Blessed José Sánchez del Río, a 14 year-old Mexican martyr. Soon we can call him “Saint José”. Now I’ve written one book in my life, “Blessed José”, … Continue reading

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Bless-the-Baby-Jesus

Yesterday was our Bless-the-Baby-Jesus mass for the preschool. At the end of mass, all the children came up to the front of the Church and got ready to bless their baby Jesus figurines individually. It was then that we heard … Continue reading

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roots

A couple days ago I visited my great Aunt, my grandmother’s sister. My grandmother passed away years ago, and I loved her dearly, so it was quite a treat for me to be able to see her little sister. For a … Continue reading

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Big Mac

I never thought something so small could make so many people smile. Let me explain. My friend raises dogs – long-haired daschunds. I went over to visit her and her family one Sunday afternoon and she showed me a litter … Continue reading

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cookies and cana

I love chocolate chip cookies – could eat them every meal. I love them so much in fact, that recently I learned how to make them from scratch. Now I can have them on demand, whenever I want. And they … Continue reading

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graves and graces

I was coming back from a long bike ride the other day when my gears got stuck. Jammed. Bad. It was the hill that did it – the bike path crossed over a little stream then up a hill and … Continue reading

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five fish for five priests

Not even a bite. We had been fishing all afternoon – three of us priests – and we had caught nothing. Two other priests had been setting up our cookout, waiting for us to bring in our catch. We were … Continue reading

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5 reasons I love being a priest – in pictures

I sure love being a priest. Here are five reasons why in pictures:  

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Almost-Miracles

There’s something about the Eucharist. It’s kind of hard for me to explain what I mean, but here goes. Perhaps you remember my story about finding a 5-year old fragment of the Eucharist in a service panel underneath the altar … Continue reading

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Sorry Saint Anthony!

I lost my wallet a few months ago. It was hard remembering where, but I assumed it was at a park where I was playing disc golf with some of my fellow priests. I waited a week hoping someone would … Continue reading

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