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Visiting St. Joseph the Worker Shrine

Hello and welcome! Saturday was the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, so I was pleased to be able to celebrate Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine in Lowell. We were very pleased to be joined by Mayor John Leahy and several members of the Lowell Fire and Police departments, who carried the statue […]

Visiting St. Michael Parish, North Andover

Hello and welcome! Last Saturday, I was very happy to celebrate the confirmation of another group of local college and university students here at the cathedral. Ordinarily, we would hold one Mass for all the university students together, but this year we divided them into smaller groups.We were accompanied at the Mass by Regis College […]

A new bishop for the Virgin Islands

Hello and welcome, I would like to begin this week sharing with you the statement I released Wednesday regarding the verdict in the case of former officer Derek Chauvin: The killing of George Floyd has had a traumatic impact on our society. The suffering he endured and the immense loss his family has experienced speaks […]

Divine Mercy Sunday

Hello and welcome! Saturday morning, I celebrated the ordination of Deacon Sermed Ashkouri for the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A. The Chaldean Catholic Church is one of the Eastern Rites based in Iraq, though he was given permission to be ordained in the Latin Rite. We were so happy to be […]

Easter Joy

Hello and welcome! As I left off last week, we were about to begin our celebrations of the Sacred Triduum. It was wonderful to once again be able to have the faithful present for our liturgies and, I was very encouraged to see that the cathedral was full to capacity for all of our celebrations. […]

Celebrating the Chrism Mass

Hello and welcome! As I do each Holy Week, I am posting my blog a bit earlier than normal so as to leave myself free for the many activities and liturgies of the Easter Triduum. Last Friday, The Papal Foundation organized a Zoom meeting with some of our supporters in order to help them to […]

The St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Hello and welcome! Saturday, I was very happy to celebrate the confirmations of a group of students from Boston University. At the same time as we were celebrating that Mass, they were celebrating the funeral of Rose Patek in Texas. Rose was instrumental in the building of the Betania II Retreat Center in Medway and, […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Hello and welcome! While I’m sure there were many of you who followed the Holy Father’s recent visit to Iraq very closely, I know there were others who were unable to. So, I want to begin this week by sharing with you this video from the Holy See that gives a very good summary of […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Hello and welcome! While I’m sure there were many of you who followed the Holy Father’s recent visit to Iraq very closely, I know there were others who were unable to. So, I want to begin this week by sharing with you this video from the Holy See that gives a very good summary of […]

Visiting ‘The Mighty Quinn’

Hello and welcome! Last year, because so many Lenten activities were cancelled, we prepared a one-week Virtual Lenten Retreat, and we are planning to do the same this year. It will be presented on Monday through Friday before Holy Week, and it will be presented on CatholicTV, as well as online. So, late last week, […]