“First, let me say how happy I am to see all of you today and to share with you the wonderful sacrament of Confirmation. You come from various parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore but this impressive Cathedral of Mary Our Queen is also your parish – After all, the Cathedral is the principal church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and that means it is our common spiritual home. So I hope you will visit the Cathedral often and worship here frequently.
“I know that some of you are older or younger than others and that you are at various stages in the journey of coming to know the Lord and in learning how to follow him in the life of the Church. Some of you are the regular age for confirmation –either in the upper grades of elementary school or in high school. Others of you are a bit further along in life – but none of you is as old as I am! And whatever your precise situation, we all have this in common: we all need the Holy Spirit in our lives if we’d be real followers of Jesus and active members of the Church he established for us and for our salvation.”
Read the complete homily HERE.