Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Chrism Mass

Homily for the Chrism Mass

May 28, 2020
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Keller, Texas

Isaiah 61:1-3, 6a, 8-9
Psalm 89: 21-22, 25, 27
Revelation 1:5-8
Luke 4:16-21

When I was a young priest, and I am now at an age that I can say “when I was a young priest” and mean “not now,” I received a phone call from a priest friend who can also say that he is no longer a young priest.

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Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

May 24, 2020
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47: 2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Ephesians 1:17-23
Matthew 28: 16-20

A number of years ago, I was seated in an airport lounge waiting to board a flight that had been delayed for several hours — a flight that I thought would never get off the ground because of weather and mechanical problems.

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