Paul Dykewicz

2019 Book Signings and Media Appearances:

Join me for my upcoming book signing appearances: 

--Monday, Dec. 23, 10 am-2 pm, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Catholic Supply of St. Louis, where I will be signing and dedicating copies of my book "Holy Smokes! Golden Guidance from Notre Dame's Championship Chaplain." The address is 6759 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO 63109. Feel free to call the store at 314-644-6403 to place an order in advance for a signed book.

 Watch for updates about dates and times for other appearances. Signed copies of my book also are available for gift buying at:

--Barnes & Noble's at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057. My next scheduled appearances there are Saturday, Jan. 18, the day of a basketball game against Marquette, Saturday, Feb. 8, the day of a home basketball game against DePaul and Sunday, March 1, against Xavier. Please join me! It would be great to meet you.

--Paschal Lamb, 11214 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030, in the Jermantown Square Shopping Center across from the new Lowe's, 703-273-5956 (a pre-Father's Day 2020 book signing is in the works);

--Kensington Row Books, 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, 301-949-9416;

--Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception gift shop in Washington, D.C., 202-526-4433; --Hammes Notre Dame Book Store, 1 Eck Center, N Notre Dame Ave, Notre Dame, IN 46556, 574- 631-6316; and

--Our Lady of Peace Giftshop in Santa Clara, CA 95054, 408-988-4585, among other retailers.

I invite you to contact me directly if you want a signed copy and a special dedication. You may call me at 202-677-4457. 

Thanks to Darrel Eason, the host and program director at the "Morning Praise" radio show in St. Louis, for inviting me to appear on Friday, May 25, 2018, on Praise 95.1 FM and 1250 AM, which provide contemporary urban gospel programming in St. Louis. I look forwarding to returning as a guest again. I will provide updates when I have them.

Thanks to the St. Catherine Laboure Sodality for inviting me as a guest speaker in November 2017, as well as Bishop O'Connell High School, including its football team led by Coach Disch, who welcomed me as a guest speaker on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The team responded by beating its rival 40-3 two days later in a season-ending game.

My appearances give me a chance to highlight the wit and wisdom of Notre Dame's late sports chaplain, Fr. James Riehle. My "Holy Smokes!" book, with a foreword by Lou Holtz, is inspirational, motivational and biographical, with each chapter featuring a different way to improve your life based on advice given by Fr. Riehle to student-athletes, coaches, administrators, professors, and others for 40-plus years. 


Endorsements and stories for the book come from Notre Dame players and coaches of various faiths, races and backgrounds. They include former Washington Redskins’ Joe Theismann and Reggie Brooks, four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana, “Rocket” Ismail, “Digger” Phelps, Ara Parseghian and Fighting Irish basketball coach and Rockville native Mike Brey. Many thanks to national title-winning football coach Lou Holtz for providing the powerful Foreword, which explained anyone who thinks a chaplain does not make much difference did not know Fr. Riehle.

GREAT NEWS! Catholic Athletes for Christ,, has approved my book for sale and plans to begin offering it soon on its website. The group also is offering a CD of broadcast great Vin Scully reciting the Rosary. Consider buying both!

Holy Smokes! Golden Guidance from Notre Dame's Championship Chaplain