Columbus Day – 10.12.09
On Monday, October 12, I had the privilege of celebrating Mass in honor of Christopher Columbus, prior to the annual Columbus Day Parade. These parades – the Pulaski Day Parade, the Hispanic Day Parade, the Columbus Day Parade – have been new and joyful experiences for me. I am especially happy that these parades are preceded by prayer, as people come to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for Mass, to thank Almighty God for all of His blessings.
A number of people asked me for a copy of my homily from the Columbus Day Mass, which can be found here:
Columbus Day Homily
Hispanic Day Parade
Bishop Arias and I meet a future bishop!
John Slattery of WCBS-TV interviews me during the Columbus Day Parade
With Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, Cardinal Egan, and I admire a float.
- The cast of The Catholic Guy Show from The Catholic Channel broadcast from the Cathedral during the Columbus Day Parade
Photos by Joseph Zwilling
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