Holy Saturday: The Easter People

Last Chance Saturday The missionaries like to call Holy Saturday “Last Chance Saturday.”  It’s the day that we all run out of excuses.  “I’ll go to confession tomorrow.  I promise.”  “Do you know what tomorrow is, Julie?  It’s Easter!  We don’t do confessions on Easter!  This is it.  This is your last chance to get

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Holy Wednesday: A Prayer Cloud

Beautiful images, holy Church, blessed encounters, amazing graces!! What my teammate and I will remember most about this year’s Holy Week missions -so many positive encounters guided by the Holy Spirit.  What We will cherish most and continue to ponder in our hearts were the earnest and heartfelt  responses of the people we met to

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Good Friday: The Return

Drizzly, rainy day today.  Feels like Good Friday.  Uptown, the NY Tri-State youth team has already set out on their cross walk from Columbus Circle. I know from past years they will be touching hundreds if not thousands of souls with their witness as they collect prayers for their crosses on the long walk to

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Good Good Friday

It’s Good Friday and I don’t remember what’s so good about it.  I’m looking at the clouds settle in the highlands located way north of Manhattan and I’m wondering why it feels nice to have a cloudy gray sky today. I’m thinking about walls. There are walls all around St Patricks Old Cathedral. These are

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Spy Wednesday: Brothers in the Byways

If the last two nights were the story of a handful of missionaries panning for souls in a fast moving, at times overwhelming, secular river of souls, tonight was almost the polar opposite.  Tonight, the entire Cheshire seminary arrived, in force.  We sent them out in teams of four into the streets, throughout the parish

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Jesus Does It All

Today’s Gospel is a wonderful summary of Jesus’ compassion, his power and his dedication. Truly he does it all. Fr Steven Reilly’s homily at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity Parish, Mamaroneck, New York.

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