Posts Tagged ‘service’

Holy Thursday in the Year of Mercy

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Our commemoration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday takes place this year in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy,” affirms Pope Francis, adding, “Jesus of Nazareth, by his words, his actions and his entire person reveals the mercy of God” […] [Read more]

Show How You Serve Christ’s Kingdom With YouServe

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Ever since it was announced that Pope Francis is coming to Washington, people have been asking, “How can I join in? How can I ‘Share the Joy, Walk with Francis?’” Last week I invited you to take the “Walk With Francis Pledge.” This extraordinary initiative offers everyone in our community the opportunity to actively participate […] [Read more]

Homily: Mass for Archdiocesan Synod

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

It is a pleasure to welcome all of you to the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle as we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost.  While it is true that the Pentecost we commemorate today happened almost 2,000 years ago, what we are celebrating is the continuing outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church – […] [Read more]

Caritas

Friday, September 27th, 2013

It has been said that no man is an island.  While each of us can claim a unique identity and a personal relationship with God, we are nonetheless called to live out our lives in relationship with others. All human community is rooted in God’s plan that brings us into ever-widening circles of relationship – […] [Read more]

The Legacy of Love of Blessed Mother Teresa

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was initially called to religious life with the Sisters of Loreto.  Taking the name of Sister Teresa, this young Albanian woman was sent to India in 1929 after first learning English in Ireland.  It was not until she had been teaching at a school for girls in Calcutta for 15 years that […] [Read more]

To Be the Best Church We Can Be

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

The celebration of our birthday often prompts us to spend some time reviewing the past year and setting some goals for the year to come.  Similarly, as we prepare to celebrate the great Solemnity of Pentecost on Sunday – sometimes called the birthday of the Church – the Archdiocese of Washington has been reviewing its […] [Read more]