Here is my Homily from Gaudete Sunday, December 11th, 2016.
In our Catholic understanding, the Lord comes to us in three different ways. Christ Jesus, the Son of God, the Lord has come to us in history, He comes to us in mystery, and He comes to us in majesty. There’s the three advents – the three arrivals – of our Lord that we contemplate during this beautiful season of Advent.
Could I share with you a couple of thoughts from my October 30th Homily? Thanks for listening!
A renewed welcome to all here at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Sunday Mass.
Mayor de Blasio, you are always welcome here. I admire you for joining a number of congregations this Sunday morning as our nation finds itself afraid, worried, frustrated and fatigued over senseless violence against God’s children.
Every Sunday we bring our praise and thanks, our needs and our petitions, our sorrow for sin, and, yes, our anxieties and concern to God our Father through and with His Son Jesus, on the cross.
This Sunday morning, our fears and worries for the country we so love, the country whose birthday…
June 27, 2016
Holy Family Parish
We just heard proclaimed, in our scripture reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, a prayer, a prayer from the Apostle himself, for “knowledge of God’s will,” for “wisdom and spiritual insight” . . . and I suggest to all of you this evening that this prayer is actually being answered in this very gathering.
Think about it: here we assemble in prayer at the parish church where the nations worship, in a city – perhaps the most cosmopolitan on…