My name is Richard H. Gross, and I am a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. I am also a website developer and a .Net programmer.
I have a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Theology from the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University and was ordained a permanent deacon in 2014.
This site is a personal blog. In early 2019, I began to face a new set of challenges; I’m still learning to overcome them and to adapt to the difficulties I face. It’s an ongoing process.
This site exists so that I can remind myself that learning to adapt is okay; that what is most important is how I meet the challenges I face; and that I remember the many blessings that I have been given. Also, that it is important to laugh.
If anyone else finds some tidbit of help or joy in what I post here, that is simply a bonus.