Yesterday, the Vigil of Pentecost, I baptized eight adults from our R.C.I.A. program and confirmed a ninth. Two children, a baby and a youngster, joined their parents at the font. A tenth member of the group will be baptized and confirmed thus week. The celebration was the first ‘public’ liturgy in the church since the pandemic began. Here is my homily.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
What a joy it is to call you that!