Father James Bearss | Holy Childhood of Jesus, Harbor Springs, MI
Submitted by: Kim Cook
Fr. had adoration and confessions Monday- Wednesday and Friday's. 2 hrs twice a day adoration is every Thursday all day. On weekends he had adoration and confessions for 3 hrs a day. He did this everyday. He also live streamed masses on weekends.
He is my spiritual director and he has helped me grow in a little over a year. He's available to people when they need him. He has some of the best homilies I've ever heard. During the 4 hrs that he was in adoration and hearing confessions he could have used that time for himself. I know a several of the younger priests in diocese did a lot and some others did nothing. He has cameras in church so you can go to mass everyday.
Several priests in my diocese should receive this award. I know 7 of them and they deserve this also. Several of them were your seminarians so keep doing a great job in training our priests.