Hi! I am Fr. Steve Kelley, a happy Catholic priest, ordained June 1, 2013. I have begun this blog to publicly share my thoughts and reflections in a forum better suited to longer posts (with more flexibility) than Facebook (my go-to social media site). My posts, words, and actions on this site are my largely my own, and do not necessarily reflect or involve the diocese in which I was ordained and serve, or the parish to which I am assigned. Images are provided by a web search, and credit will be given where known (if you find a picture in my blog for which you have copyright rights, I will credit you or remove the picture).
I am a fan of science-fiction books and movies, and television (not so much television). Also theology and philosophy (not so much philosophy). I attempt golf (usually under a 100, but only slightly), I have a Sunfish sailboat, and a 2016 Subaru Forester (6-speed!). I have a Cerveny rose-brass tuba which I play when I get the chance. I am also a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
I’m a HUGE FAN of puns. And in this case, it’s a pun of huge fans.
I am an alumni of Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon, PA (1991), West Chester University of PA, School of Music (1996), and St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA (2013 M.Div and STB).
I marched Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps (93-94), Reading Buccaneers (92, 93-00, 02), and Hawthorne Caballeros (01). I arranged and taught music for Lebanon Catholic Marching Band (98-07). I am also an alumni brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, band service fraternity.
My niece got me hooked on Candy Crush. In turn, I got her hooked on Doctor Who.
Welcome to St. FRANCIS XAVIER!! My wife, Nancy & I are one of the couples they warned you about it Seminary!!
Welcome to Saint Francis Xavier!