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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 Joy of Sorrow

Author: Fr. Don Dilg, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Ash Wednesday

Sorrow for sin is the conviction that I need to choose to rid myself of what is not me, what is sin, so that I may be who I truly am. Yes, I need to repent of sin because sin offends God; but this is because sin prevents the love, the life, of God from coming to wholeness in me. Read More



The Agony and the Ecstasy

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

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Lenten Cross

It can be hard as a child to understand the ascetic practices of the Lenten Season, but a more mature faith incorporates its lessons as the Church’s fast before the feast.

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Daily Little Ways

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

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and Parish

Fr Brian Ching, CSC

God is not only present in the moments we set aside to invite Him in, but in all moments. How can we be more aware of that presence even in the midst of our everyday tasks? Read More





"Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

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

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and Parish

Advent

Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C. reflects on how the season of Advent serves as a reminder for us to step back from our daily life to spend time reflecting on how we are living the Lord’s mission and how our lives proclaim “Maranatha!  Come Lord Jesus! Read More






Final Vows: Prophetic Sojourners

Author: Fr. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C.

Posted In: Final Vows and Homilies and Reflections

Fr Thomas J O'Hara, CSC

Rev. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., Provincial Superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, encourages Adam Booth, C.S.C. and Patrick Reidy, C.S.C. to be prophetic sojourners, as they pledge their lives forever to the service of the Church and the world as Holy Cross religious. Read More


First Mass Homily: Sent Forth by Mercy to Love

Author: Fr. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Rev Jarrod Waugh, CSC

Fr. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C., was ordained a priest on April 6, 2013, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Here is the homily from his First Mass, celebrated at Christ the King Parish on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Fr. Jarrod reminds us of "the single most amazing gift that God ever gave to the human race — the gift of His Son to be our Savior. ... God’s Mercy turns doubt into preaching the Gospel, and transforms despair into sharing the truth of God’s love with the world." Read More


First Mass Homily: Anointed to Mend, to Reach Out, to Rebuild

Author: Fr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

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Fr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C., was ordained a priest on April 6, 2013, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Here is the homily from his First Mass, celebrated at the Basilica on Sunday, April 7. Fr. Mark speaks of how “our baptisms anoint us to mend broken relationships, to reach out in compassion to the sick and the suffering, to forgive those who have wronged us, to rebuild our Church, to reach out to our sisters and brothers and say: ‘Do not be unbelieving, but believe!’” Read More


First Mass Homily: A Constant Journey Further Up and In

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

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Fr Brian Ching, CSC

Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C., was ordained a priest on April 6, 2013, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Here is the homily from his First Mass, celebrated April 7, 2013 at St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, Ind., where he has been serving this past year as a deacon. He speaks of the life of  faith as a "consta​nt journey further up and further in" the mystery of God. Read More


Radiate His Love

Author: Fr. Peter Rocca, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections, Ordinations, and Priesthood

Lucernarium

"Volumes, of course, have been written about the priesthood and the sacrament of Holy Orders—about the indelible character it confers, the ontological change that it effects, how the priest acts in persona Ecclesiae, in the person of the Church," preached Fr. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., at the Lucenarium Prayer Service this evening in vigil of the Ordination Mass. "But all of this will mean nothing if the priest does not radiate love, radiate His love." Read More


Easter Vigil: Celebrating Salvation History

Author: Fr. Thomas Eckert, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Notre Dame Easter

"And what they saw has been retold countless times throughout our history, and it brings us together this night," preached Fr. Thomas Eckert, C.S.C., the Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, at the parish's Easter Vigil. "This night we celebrate what they saw: the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ! We remember the promises that God had made throughout all of salvation history, and we celebrate what all of salvation history pointed us to since the beginning of time: that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God." Read More


Good Friday: A Bond That Can Never Be Broken

Author: Fr. Steven S. Wilbricht, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Peru Cross on Pilgrimage

"Each year, on Good Friday, the blood that is shed by Christ in His betrayal, His agony and pain, and His suffering upon the cross is the sign of a perfect love that can never be broken," writes Fr. Steven S. Wilbricht, C.S.C., in his homily for Good Friday. "The blood poured out from the Lord’s side is a sign of new possibilities, as the Church is born and walks with hope in every generation." Read More


Holy Thursday: “Do as I do”

Author: Fr. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Fr Thomas J O'Hara, CSC

“This priesthood He instituted was to be embodied not in power and majesty, but in humility and service,” preached Fr. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart this evening. “For at the conclusion of the meal, after washing the feet of His disciples, He tells us now go and “do as I do.” Indeed this is a message for us all to take to heart. “Do as I do.” Love as I loved; forgive as I forgave; serve as I served.” Read More


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