Priesthood

2017 Ordination Homily

Author: Bishop Arthur J. Colgan, C.S.C.

Posted In: Ordinations, Priesthood, and Vocations

Bishop Arthur Colgan, CSC

Bishop Yves, (Father Epping), Father O’Hara, Brothers and Sisters in Holy Cross, Parents, Family and Friends of Ryan and Michael.

By virtue of our Baptism all of us are consecrated “as a spiritual house and a holy priesthood.” In Lumen Gentium, the document of Vatican II on the Church, we read: Read More







A Touching Picture

Author: Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish and Priesthood

Fr Dan Ponisciak, CSC

Jesus Christ, born into a broken world, to bring salvation to His people that have sinned – to bring healing to people so desperately in need of it.  Read More



A Year of Firsts

Author: Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish and Priesthood

Fr Dan Ponisciak, CSC

This first year as a priest has been an amazing experience filled with many challenges and blessings.  Read More


Love for Love

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

Posted In: Feasts, Priesthood, and Universal Church

Holy Cross priests are devoted in a special way to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Each Christian is called to return love for love, in imitation of the humble and loving Heart of our Lord. Read More






Priestly Firsts

Author: Fr. Chase Pepper, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and Priesthood

Preaching at Mass

When you get ordained to the priesthood, you know to expect a whole new set of awesome firsts. However, there are also those firsts that you don’t know to expect. Read More










With Those Who Know Us Best

Author: Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C.

Posted In: Priesthood

Fr Charlie McCoy, CSC

Jesus gives us the model for how close family ties help ground and strengthen a healthy minister. Fr. Charlie has certainly found this to be true in his life. Read More


Recycled Chalices

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

Posted In: Brotherhood, Ordinations, and Priesthood

Storage room for Chalices

Some years ago when I was visiting Moreau Seminary, a group of our transitional deacons were leafing through catalogues in the process of picking out their ordination chalices. I mentioned that we had a large inventory of chalices from our deceased confreres in storage. Read More



The Last First

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

Posted In: Ordinations, Priesthood, and Universal Church

Fr Brian Ching, CSC

What the bishops, my brother priests, and I offered to Pat and Adam in laying our hands on them had little to do with our ministerial achievements, but rather simply passing on that which we had once received… Read More



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


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