Votive Mass of St. Peter – Church of the Primacy of Peter

Peter's_Primacy_shore_0922.jpg Today [Sunday] we celebrated Mass by the Sea of Galilee at the spot where Jesus appeared to the Apostles who were fishing after the Resurrection. At this very spot Jesus asked Simon Peter three times, “Do you love me?”

Please continue to keep all those on the pilgrimage in your prayers and know of my prayers for you all as well.

Votive Mass of the Annunciation – Nazareth

Today, we have visited Mt. Carmel in Haifa and the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Today’s homily is based upon the readings for the Annunciation, which can be found here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/040918.cfm.


The Annunciation – 1644 – Philippe de Champaigne

Today is also the feast of Sts. Simon and Jude; St. Jude Thaddaeus is my patron, and so I ask for prayers on my behalf today that I might imitate him. Thank you!

Friday of 29th Week in Ordinary Time

This homily was given at a Mass in Tiberias, Israel for the beginning of a pilgrimage in the Holy Land; I will be posting my homilies each day, but they will no longer be on the readings of the day but according to the holy site where I will be. I will try to indicate what the readings were each day. I ask for your prayers during my pilgrimage, as I assure you of my own for you.


St. Paul – Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls – Rome, Italy