Posts Tagged ‘priesthood’

Pray for our Future Priests

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Tweet Share749 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble For a number of years now, in the weeks leading up to ordination, our Saint John Paul II Seminary has highlighted the relationships of prayer and priestly ministry by hosting and inviting parishes to host a holy hour for transitional deacons who are to be […] [Read more]

The Outpouring of the Spirit Upon Our Newly Ordained Priests

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Tweet Share133 Pin5 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleEach year with eagerness, we await the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Orders in this archdiocese. On June 13, we celebrated the ordination of five men to the transitional diaconate. Last Saturday, June 20, our family of faith rejoiced with the ordination of nine new […] [Read more]

Newly Ordained Priests Will Continue Legacy of “Manifesting the Kingdom”

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Tweet Share6 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble For 2,000 years, priests in every generation have taken up the call that Jesus made to his Apostles – the first priests – at the Last Supper: “Do this in memory of me” (Luke 22:19).  Every time they celebrate the Eucharist and preach the Gospel, […] [Read more]

Jubilee Mass for Priests and World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Tweet Share32 Pin3 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today, the Church observes the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, a reminder for us to pray for our future and current priests and consecrated religious, that God will bless and guide them. On Tuesday, May 13, I will celebrate a Mass at the Archdiocesan […] [Read more]

Love and the Priesthood

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Tweet Share66 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Last Saturday, it was my great joy to dedicate and bless a new wing at Blessed John Paul II Seminary – so vibrant is the life of faith in our local Church that we need more room.  Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of the […] [Read more]

Saint John Vianney and the Heart of a Priest

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Tweet Share100 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In 2009, the Archdiocese of Washington opened the Year for Priests in a special way as I ordained seven new priests, men from different walks of life who heard and answered God’s call to priesthood. In proclaiming that Year for Priests, Pope Benedict XVI emphasized […] [Read more]

Ordination of Our New Priests

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Tweet Share70 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The road to the priesthood for the six new priests of the Archdiocese of Washington ordained today wound through different places but began at the same spot, as each one opened his heart to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and followed God’s call to […] [Read more]

The Chrism Mass and the Renewal of Priests in Continuity with the Priesthood of Christ

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Tweet Share11 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Each year on Monday during Holy Week, the Archdiocese of Washington celebrates the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle. For the priests of our local Church, the Chrism Mass is one of the high points of the year – at that […] [Read more]

Seminaries of the Home

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Tweet Share161 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Just before Christmas, I had the privilege of celebrating Mass and then attending a dinner for the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington, held at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Hyattsville, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last fall.  Then afterward, most of the archdiocese’s 76 […] [Read more]

The Gift of the Priesthood

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Tweet Share5 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThis weekend, I will have the great blessing and privilege to ordain the five newest priests of the Archdiocese of Washington during a June 16 Mass of Ordination at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Three of the men in the archdiocese’s […] [Read more]