Posts Tagged ‘White Mass’

The Church as Foundation of the New Evangelization

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Today the Church of Washington is celebrating the annual White Mass, which takes its name from the white garments of our baptism, which in turn represent our new life as adopted children of God.  This liturgy hosted by our archdiocesan Department of Special Needs Ministries is a beautiful expression of the Church’s culture of inclusion […] [Read more]

Belonging and the Mission to Build a Culture of Inclusion

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We have recently been highlighting various initiatives that are examples of the way in which our first Archdiocesan Synod is being implemented. Today, we turn our attention to Overarching Recommendation Number Five which urges that “the archdiocese and parishes identify, seek out and minister to those not fully involved in the life and mission of […] [Read more]

“The Glory of God is man fully alive”

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Saint Irenaeus, a great theologian of the Church in the second century, wrote, “The Glory of God is man fully alive.” This idea captures the essence of God who is not a distant impersonal God while also describing the dignity of the human person and God’s wish that each one of us lives our life […] [Read more]

We Are All Wondrously Made (White Mass Homily)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Today we gather for what has now become a wonderful tradition in our archdiocesan Church, the celebration of the White Mass.  This year, we are mindful that the Eucharistic Liturgy takes place in the midst of a Church-wide reflection on the nature and importance of the family. Last Sunday in Rome at a solemn Mass […] [Read more]

The Beauty of the Church Seen in the Fourth Annual White Mass

Friday, October 18th, 2013

“God is in every person’s life,” Pope Francis reminds us in his interview in America magazine. Then he challenges us, “You can, you must try to seek God in every human life.” At 11:30 a.m., this coming Sunday, at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle, our local Church will celebrate one of the most […] [Read more]

The Rose Mass – Providing the Witness of Christ’s Love in the Healing Professions

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Just as the color of priests’ vestments can reflect the liturgical season, so too do four annual Masses named for colors highlight important work and outreach in our Archdiocese of Washington. The Red Mass, sponsored by the John Carroll Society on the Sunday before the Supreme Court begins its term on the first Monday of […] [Read more]