Archive for May, 2014

In Thanksgiving to Saint John Paul II and Our Lady of Fatima

Friday, May 9th, 2014

On April 27, I was honored to concelebrate the Mass during which Pope Francis canonized Saint John Paul II. During his pontificate of almost 27 years, that new saint went to the world, traveling to 129 countries to proclaim the Good News of Jesus. Now, the world came to Saint John Paul, with millions of […] [Read more]

With Prayers and Gratitude: The Blue Mass

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Throughout the year, our Church of Washington celebrates various special Masses for the people who serve our community.  On May 6, at Saint Patrick’s Church in downtown Washington, I will be celebrating the 20th Annual Blue Mass, which takes its name from the color of traditional police uniforms and honors all those who protect and […] [Read more]

Mary, Our Mother

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Today the Church begins an entire month of special devotion to Mary.  In many of our Catholic schools and parishes, Marian hymns such as Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) will be sung and a crown will be placed on a statute of the Blessed Virgin, with flowers at her feet.  It is all part of […] [Read more]