Read the homily from Fr. Pat's First Mass, celebrated at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. In attendance, in addition to his family and Holy Cross Confreres, were many men from Keough Hall, where Fr. Pat serves as Rector. He preached, on this Sunday of Many Names, about how the Holy Spirit...
Fr. Adam Booth, C.S.C., shares his first Mass homily, "Jesus Breaks For Us," given Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Holy Cross Parish in South Bend, Indiana. The Spirit of Christ that filled the hearts of the first disciples and shaped their community of faith is still present to shape and reshape our...
The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, D.D., is the bishop of the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, and the ordaining bishop today for Fr. Adam Booth, C.S.C., and Fr. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C. We thank Bishop Rhoades for his gracious leadership of our local church, for his care of the Holy Cross...
Fr. Kevin Grove, CSC, shares his Luc homily for Ordination Weekend. Reflecting on a passage from the Letter to the Hebrews, he reminds Pat and Adam of the way Christ exercized his own priesthood, among and on behalf of us all.
If you want to learn more about the special details of an Ordination Mass, Deacon Adam Booth, C.S.C. has provided a guide for the curious.
Jesus, you gave the Apostles and their successors in the priesthood through all the centuries to come the power to change bread and wine into your Body and Blood. You bid them and us to eat this bread and drink this chalice to "show the death of the Lord, until he comes."
Deacon Adam Booth, C.S.C., shares some reflections on how celebrating the Triduum this year has helped him prepare for his ordination to the priesthood this coming weekend.
To witness to something we have to see it – experience it. And that is why we are given these 50 days –a week of weeks - to better see and understand how the light of Christ's love dispels the darkness in our own lives – how the light of the resurrection illumines our world.
No matter the weather on ordination day, we trust that the Holy Spirit will pour out graces through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and fill these men, and the people of God they serve, with eternal light.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is true, observable by the senses, and enduring. Such ought also be the characteristics of your new life.