My name is Tim Lavis and I’m a Resident at Little Sisters Mullen Home in Denver, CO. At the age of 73, I was baptized on April 4 at the Easter vigil Mass by the Rev. Tim Kremen, and Godparents James McClernon and Kathryn M. Dowd. It was a beautiful service, with music and candle lightings. I felt very honored.
For all of my adult life, I was basically non-religious. But now I’m a Catholic, and proud of it. I found the church, the church found me; I think it’s kind of a two way street. Since I was baptized, I really do have a more positive outlook on life. The Catholics got it right: just keep going forward, helping people, doing what’s right and good. I want to thank Sister Mary Gerard for getting me started on a great path, a very knowledgeable Sister.
My thinking has changed, for example: I use to admire Captain Ahab as one of the all-time tough guys, but now I think gee what was his problem, why didn’t he just forgive the whale.