“Fr. Proffitt, Msgr. Phillips, my brother deacons, and dear friends in Christ: It’s a real pleasure to be with all of you today for the annual Archdiocesan Scout Mass and Presentation of Awards. And thank you so much, Father Proffitt, for hosting us here at St. John’s.
“Let me say how grateful I am to the members of the Catholic Committee on Scouting. And I am especially happy to offer my warm congratulations to all of you who will be receiving special awards today. I admire your hard work, dedication, faith, and values. You are models for your peers and for all of us gathered with you today.”
Read the complete homily HERE.