I was born in 1962 in St. Charles, IL. My mom and dad, Pat and Bernie Deutsch and my 5 brothers and sisters and I grew up in St. Patrick Church. Most of my family still lives in the parish with the rest not far away.
Raised and educated in a strong Catholic faith, I graduated from Northern Illinios University with a degeee in finance and economics. I worked in Chicago at the Mercantile Exchange trading Eurodollars for several years. All the while, even from my earliest days I felt a great attraction to the priesthood. Finally, I realized that God was not going to stop pursuing me so I let go of the life of a bond trader and began my journey to the priesthood.
After being accepted by the Diocese of Rockford, I attended the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL for my formation and was ordained a priest in 1994. Upon serving as a priest in several parishes as an associate pastor and then pastor, I was appointed to lead Holy Cross in 2001. The joy of being the pastor of such a vibrant parish grows every day.
I'm really looking forward to listening, as the reader-recommended lecturers are typically much better than what I simply stumble upon on the internet. Case in point: SPEAKER: Fr. Hudgins -- but I've raved about him enough. It's Fr. Deutsche's turn. Here's Fr. Deutsche's audio presentation The Mass Explained:
History of the Mass
- The Introductory Rites
Procession through Opening Prayers
- The Liturgy of the Word
First Reading through Prayers of the Faithful
- The Liturgy of the Eucharist
Offertory though Closing Prayers
- Question 1:
Why do we bow during part of the Creed?
- Question 2:
Why do bells ring during the Consecration?
Is hand holding permitted during the Lord's Prayer?
- Question 4:
Why do we sometimes sing the Lord's Prayer?
- Question 5:
What are the garments the Priest wears?
- Question 6:
What should we, the congregation, wear during Mass?