Holy Smokes! Golden Guidance from Notre Dame's Championship Chaplain
2018 Book Signings and Media Appearances:
This Saturday, May 26, join me for my first book signing appearance in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Catholic Supply Company, 11 a.m-2 p.m. CDT. 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. I also will appear as a guest on the "Morning Praise" radio program Friday, May 25, 8:30 a.m., on Praise 95.1 FM and 1250 AM, which provide contemporary urban gospel programming in St. Louis.
Watch for updates about dates and times for other appearances. My book also is available at:
-Georgetown University Bookstore 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057, 202-687-7482;
-Paschal Lamb, 11214 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030, in the Jermantown Square Shopping Center across from the new Lowe's, 703-273-5956;
-Greetings and Readings, 118 Shawan Rd AA, Hunt Valley, MD 21030, (410) 771-3022;
-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.
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.
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 to my talk by winning 40-3 two days later against its rival in a season-ending game.
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, http://www.catholicathletesforchrist.org/, 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. Buy both!