Posts Tagged ‘worship’

The Celebration of the Sacramental Liturgy and Prayer

Monday, September 8th, 2014

“We go to Mass on Sunday!” the father asserted, to which the exasperated youngster replied, “Dad, I can’t.  I have soccer practice.”  Sound familiar?  It is increasingly difficult to recognize any difference between Sunday and the other days of the week. Our Archdiocesan Synod, however, gave witness that the heart of the Church is the […] [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]

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]