Today on “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about Holy Week and Easter.
Today on “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss mortality, Lent, and Reconciliation Monday.
From the most recent “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss Midnight Mass and Reconciliation Monday.
As a special Christmas treat, the choir of the Academy of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village, under the direction of Michael Bodnyk, performed live for us “Jesus, the Light of the World.” Thanks for listening!
Here’s a great piece on Reconciliation Monday from the point of view of a priest, Fr. Michael Duffy, of the Diocese of Rockville Centre:
I left physically exhausted, but spiritually renewed. My body ached from sitting for so long, but my soul felt like singing for having just witnessed such beauty.
Each year I’m tremendously impressed with the turn out for this “Reconciliation Monday.” But this year I was totally blown away.
Read the rest here.
December 15, 2014
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Saturday was “Santacon,” which, I’m told, means a lot of young adults dressing like Santa Claus and doing a “pub crawl” through Manhattan. From what I hear, it attracts a lot of people, some of whom imbibe a bit too much “Christmas cheer.”
But there were also a hundred or so young adults down at K-Mart at Astor Place, members of our Catholic Charities Junior Board, keeping a tradition called “St. Nicholas Shopping Spree.” They, too, have a lot of fun, but in a…
I hope that our non-Catholic friends will pardon many of us Catholics today. They will probably sense that we’re a bit jittery: This is Holy Week, and, today is Reconciliation Monday throughout all five boroughs, Long Island, and seven counties north of the Bronx, reaching almost to Albany. Sometime this week, especially today in the Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Brooklyn, and Diocese of Rockville Centre (as every parish in those three dioceses has confessions available from 3:00-9:00) many of us will approach the sacrament of penance to conclude Lent and be ready for Easter.
So, we’re a little…
It was great! During Easter Sunday morning Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, I had a sneezing fit! Apparently, all the magnificent lilies, in full springtime bloom throughout the sanctuary, got my allergies going! The church was exploding with pollen!
It was worth it! Because the Church is exploding with new life this paschal season!
We took the forty days of Lent, preparing for Easter, very seriously. Congratulations to those who, by more fervent prayer, more dramatic self-denial, and enhanced service to those in need, responded so well to the Ash Wednesday invitation of the Lord to “return to me with all…
Here is a letter expressing my gratitude to all of the priests for their efforts on Reconciliation Monday. Since our priests don’t always get the recognition they deserve, thank your parish priests for all that they do the next time you see them.
To: My brother priests
From: +Timothy M. Dolan
Re: Yesterday’s “Reconciliation Monday”
Date: Tuesday of Holy Week
Brothers: I’ll tell you in person at this afternoon’s Chrism Mass, but, great work on yesterday’s Reconciliation Monday!
Reports are coming in from the frontlines, from many of you, of a solid stream of penitents from 3-9 p.m., some fellas in the confessional until much…
Mark your calendars! On Monday, April 18, all Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and Diocese of Rockville Centre, will be observing Reconciliation Monday. The Sacrament of Reconciliation – or, if you prefer, Confession or Penance – will be available from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can stop in any church, and find a priest waiting and eager to celebrate the sacrament with you. For those of you may feel more “comfortable” receiving the sacrament in a parish other than your own, here is a golden opportunity!
Just about every parish and diocese…