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:

small image of PDF IconColumbus Day Homily

Hispanic Day Parade

Hispanic Day Parade

Bishop Arias and I meet a future bishop!

Bishop Arias and I meet a future bishop!

John Slattery of WCBS-TV interviews me during the Columbus Day Parade

John Slattery of WCBS-TV interviews me during the Columbus Day Parade

With Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon

With Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, Cardinal Egan, and I admire a float.

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
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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One Response to “Columbus Day – 10.12.09”

  1. Rosemarie Moreno says:

    It has always been a highlight for my husband and I to march with our fellow Fordham alumni at the Columbus Day Parade! We are especially looking forward to your upcoming visit to our parish at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in the Bronx, New York on Monday, October 26th.