'Of course the following day (Nov. 2) was All Souls Day, which is one of the two days of the year when a priest is allowed to celebrate three Masses. (...) I celebrated the mid-day Mass at the Pastoral Center and I celebrated my other two Masses at the cathedral.' Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org
Visit with Catholic Leadership Institute
On Thursday (10/28), I was visited by officials from the Catholic Leadership Institute, and they updated me on some of their very important work. We're so grateful for the work that they do and the excellent leadership training they give to so many of our pastors, Good Leaders, Good Shepherds. We are about to start another session of that program here in the archdiocese.
100th anniversary of school
On Sunday (10/31), I had a Mass, and visited the parish school, at Immaculate Conception in Marlboro. The parish is much older than the school, but the school is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The people, of course, were all very happy to see Father Jonathan Gaspar, who served there before he became my priest secretary. It's a parish that has a large Hispanic and Brazilian population, and has a beautiful church and school. Father Michael MacEwen is an extraordinary pastoral leader in the parish.
All Souls Day