National Day of Prayer and Remembrance – June 1, 2020

We have many questions to ask ourselves during these troubling and uncertain times. What is happening in our world? What is happening in our country? What is happening in our city? What is happening in our lives? What is happening …

Pentecost Sunday – May 31, 2020

These past many weeks have been like no other time in our lives, we have not been able to go to work or school, church buildings closed with no Mass celebrated publicly; no entertainment or restaurants; we were left at …

Chrism Mass Homily – April 8, 2020

As we begin this sacred Chrism Mass, I need to say, this is not the Mass I anticipated or planned on celebrating. As I look out at the empty pews of St. James Cathedral, it leaves me with an empty …

Rite of Election – March 1, 2020

Pope Francis reminds us to know our creator is to know His creation. I am always amazed when I hold a baby in my arms for Baptism  ̶  the beauty and the details of the hands, the fingers and the …

Christmas Eve Mass – December 24, 2019

The Christmas story has been told in many ways; in books, on stage, in films, on canvas and in song. The birth of one innocent child long ago has become a source of inspiration and well-being. In the scene Mary …

Blue Mass – September 27, 2019

Today we gather to celebrate our Annual Blue Mass to honor our first responders: law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel. The Blue Mass began many years ago when first responders gathered together once a year to remember their fallen …

Chrism Mass – April 17, 2019

This evening I congratulate our Jubilarians who celebrate 50 years and 25 years of priestly life in service to the Lord and His people. As we celebrate your jubilee years of Ordination, we recall the Scripture from Isaiah 61:1, “The …

Mass for Marriage – February 9, 2019

Life has changed over these past 50, 60 70 and even in the past 25 years. Eli J. Finkel wrote a book recently titled The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work. I don’t agree with his concept of …