Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday of Easter; Mother’s Day

When life is difficult, as it often is, Jesus walks with us, protects us, and cares for us. He wipes the tears from our eyes and whispers to our hearts words of encouragement. And he will provide for our needs, even when prospects seem dim.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Saturday, 3rd Week of Easter; Missionaries of Charity

On this Saturday afternoon we turn to Mary, who first brought Christ to the world. May Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, lead us to Jesus for it only her Son who has the words of everlasting life.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Transitional Diaconate Ordination

In the seminary, much attention is given to your spiritual formation. As deacons, and later, God willing, as priests, I urge to build on what you’ve been given.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Wednesday, 3rd Week of Easter; Annual Legatus Mass and Dinner

Every year, when this Mass is celebrated, I mention the fact that the name of your organization, “Legatus” means “ambassador”. Indeed the word originated in ancient Rome and referred to a legate who was appointed by the Roman Senate and sent on mission to foreign lands.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Easter; First Communions

Today as we see these wonderful young people receive Jesus for the first time, let us lay claim to the developing faith of the Apostles in this morning’s Gospel.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Easter; Maryland Knights of Columbus Convention

What enabled the Apostles to break through the futility of fishing and not catching? How did they shed their confusion and timidity so as to become the bold witnesses to the Gospel that we see in today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles? There are two conditions for this that applied to them and...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Divine Mercy Sunday; Holy Rosary Parish

If, on this Mercy Sunday you find that the doors of your hearts are barred, ask the Risen Lord to come into your hearts regardless and there impart to you the peace the world cannot give. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Divine Mercy Sunday Vigil Mass, 100th Anniversary Mt. St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council № 1965

As Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus I am very happy to join you this evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Council № 1965 here at Mount Saint Mary’s University, the oldest college council in continuous operation in the entire Order.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Easter Sunday 2019

If a man like Peter, fallible and impulsive, could experience a resurrection of the heart, so too you and I can also experience a resurrection of the heart.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Easter Vigil 2019

This night we see the light of Christ reflected in the joy of those who are to be baptized, received into the Church, and confirmed; we see it as they join us at the Eucharistic Table for the first time, to receive with us the Body and Blood of Jesus, Crucified and Risen.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Good Friday 2019

Good Friday is a day of great honesty, a moment in which presumption may not stand. This is that moment to entrust ourselves and the whole of our lives to the One who loved us to the very end. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Holy Thursday 2019

Let us celebrate this Eucharist in company with Christ and his apostles with deep joy and then let us accompany the Lord to the Garden to watch and pray in his Presence.
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Archbishop Lori shares Holy Week message

Archbishop William E. Lori shared the following video message with the people of the Archdiocese of Baltimore April 17.  A full transcript follows. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Chrism Mass 2019; Wheeling, WV

Jesus’ preaching was true, good, and beautiful because it was not his own. Rather, it sprang from the heart of the Father of Mercies who sent his only Son into the world and commissioned him to proclaim the Gospel.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Chrism Mass 2019

The Holy Spirit has come upon you as well in Baptism and Confirmation and has endowed you not only with natural talents so needed by Church’s life, but also by many spiritual gifts of discernment, prophecy, and healing, gifts so necessary in these days and in fact, necessary for the Church’s mission at all times.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Saturday, 4th Week of Lent; Knights of Columbus Board Meeting

To remind ourselves of Jesus’ true origins, his authoritative claim upon our lives, and the price of our redemption – to do all of this is simply to acknowledge the dimensions of what it means truly to open our hearts to Christ.
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