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First Mass Homily: Fr. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C.

Author: Fr. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections, Ordinations, and Priesthood

Fr Patrick Reidy, CSC

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 calls us out of fear, and invites us to form community. Read More


First Mass Homily: Fr. Adam Booth, C.S.C.

Author: Holy Cross Vocations

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections, Ordinations, and Priesthood

Fr Adam Booth, CSC

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 prayer and worship today, right here at home. Read More


Bishop Rhoades Ordination Homily 2014

Author: Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, D.D.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections, Ordinations, and Priesthood

Most Rev Kevin C Rhoades, DD

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 religious and institutions in his diocese, and for his pastoral ministry. He has shared the text of today's Mass homily and allowed it to be reproduced here. Read More







When Hell Freezes Over

Author: Fr. Tony Szakaly, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community, Ordinations, and Priesthood

Holy Cross Ordination

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. Read More




Climbing the Holy Stairs

Author: Mr. Rob Ackerman

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections, Pilgrimages, and Seminary Life

Ecce Homo by Caravaggio

In Rome, Pilgrims can pray as they ascend, on their knees, the stairs to the Praetorium that Our Lord climbed as he went to meet Pontius Pilate. In Holy Week we seek to walk with Jesus, but we know that much more, he is the one who bears our burdens. Read More


Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum

Author: Mr. Timothy Weed, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and Parish

Holy Week

This week the Church enters into the greatest drama of all time; the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we enter into this most Sacred time of the year, let us pray for grace and the ability to draw near to God. Read More




The Marriage of Life and Ministry

Author: Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish

Fr Brian Ching, CSC

You will never read on a job description many of the most memorable moments which happen in the life of a parish priest, but those unusual experiences are just as much a part of the life of the community as those which are regularly scheduled. Read More


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