Author Archives: Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). He is associate pastor of partnering parishes, Christ King and St. Bernard parishes in Wauwatosa, WI.

Bowling With Jesus

The 3, 6 and 9th Bowling frames are my favorites. What other sport not only allows but encourages you to drink! These three frames are called “beer frames.” When I was in college, I received a college credit for Bowling … Continue reading

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“Letters From My Cats,” New Book

Available now at in paperback or Kindle, a great gift for cat lovers!

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Picture Perfect

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“What Is It?”

“It’s manna.” “No, I mean, what really is it?” “I’m telling you that it’s manna.” At the beginning and during difficult times in our lives, this is the question we keep asking ourselves. If not those words then others similar … Continue reading

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“Where Were You?”

We may not always know who we are but we are error-free when is comes to knowing where we were when… When what? Well, it’s when that happened. The “thats” are the significant events and times in our lives and … Continue reading

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Two Guys On A Thursday Night

Supper was enjoyable but it wasn’t the point that Thursday night. It’s the guy in front of his grand piano and off to the side the guy on his trumpet. No introductions or warm-ups. Jumping right into a favorite song … Continue reading

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The Union of Body, Mind & Spirit

Burt Bacharach had a popular song titled, “A House Is Not A Home.” Scripture readings talk about houses with many rooms – a good metaphor for our lives. We all have a house. I don’t mean the structure we live … Continue reading

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“Forever and Ever”

Looking outside my kitchen window, I see my neighbor’s tree with its growing buds in early May. It quickly occurred to me that this same tree could easily look this same way in mid-August after a summer of showing off … Continue reading

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My Graduation Speech In May

May is the month of sending forth college graduates into the world of business, culture, finance or wearing a hat while saying, “Supersize that for you, ma’am?” My May leads me to a new position that was not planned but … Continue reading

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A Parish Priest’s Checklist

Do Only Good …Everyone has a story and yours is heard second or third or never …Every child is beautiful except newborns but you still mention the resemblance …Every duty is a privilege, the duty becomes a challenge which moves … Continue reading

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