Senior shares memories of Holy Cross band
May 07 2009
Norman Beard lost contact with music after he enlisted in the Army, but he still refers to his days in the Holy Cross Boys Band of South Baltimore as some of the best years of his early life.
When the band formed in 1933, Mr. Beard was a fifth-grader interested in music, but “no one knew how to play,” he said.
Joseph Gill takes last step to priesthood
May 07 2009
Joseph Gill was only 16 when he was accepted into the archdiocesan priesthood formation program as one of the youngest candidates in recent memory. After eight years of study, prayer and pastoral work, he will take one of the final steps in his journey toward priesthood when Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien ordains him a transitional deacon May 23 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland.
Archbishop O’Brien leads pilgrimage to national shrine
Apr 28 2009
Albert Vojik was awestruck as he stared at the gigantic mosaic of Christ in Majesty that looked down from the great dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Melissa passes the final exam
Apr 22 2009
Final exam of the semester. Melissa hands me her exam. Everyone else has left. She pauses, looks at me with glistening eyes, and blurts out “I don’t know how to thank you. Your class has changed me forever.”
Exsultet is challenge and joy for deacons
Apr 02 2009
Every Easter Vigil, deacons throughout the archdiocese face one of the most challenging yet spiritually rewarding duties of their ministry: chanting the Exsultet.