Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Chrism Mass

March 30, 2021
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

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

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord and a day of vindication by our God, to comfort all who mourn; to place on those who mourn in Zion a diadem instead of ashes, to give them oil of gladness in place of mourning, a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit.”

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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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