Sunday, July 27, 2008

Nephew, Jordan Wiegand, received into Catholic Church

This is a July 26 photo of me, my nephew Jordan Wiegand, and our pastor, Fr. Timothy Vaverek of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bellmead, Texas. This was taken following Jordan's Confirmation and full reception into the Catholic Church. I was blessed to be his sponsor.

Jordan, a Navy veteran, is an engineering major and a student in Baylor's Honors College. My wife, Frankie, and I are so proud of his accomplishments.

Jordan, the eldest son of my wife's younger sister Lexi, is the second nephew for whom I served as a Confirmation sponsor. The first was Dean Beckwith, the eldest son of my younger brother Jim. Dean's request that I be his sponsor for his May 13, 2007 Confirmation led to my April 29, 2007 public reception into the Catholic Church. (You can read about that here as well as in my forthcoming book, Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic). Here's a photo of me, my wife, and our nephew Dean following his Confirmation last year: