During the pandemic of 2020 I felt inspired to write this book, the Stories of My Life. Initially I intended it for my family and some priest classmates and friends. As it developed I thought it might be of interest to my extended family, all the good people I served for fifty years in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Orefield and St. Catharine of Siena Parish, Reading. I believe you will find some of the stories informative, some funny, some scary, some sad, some inspiring, all of them interesting and true. I intend to personally pay all the costs involved. It is my wish that all monies raised by this effort will go to those two parishes to help meet their most pressing needs during the pandemic.