Bonus Content: Memorial Mass for Pope Benedict XVI

As almost everyone knows, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away on the morning of December 31, 2022. His funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Pope Francis.

I was – am – a very big admirer of Pope Benedict. He was one of the greatest theologians of the last century, and his writings are invaluable. Furthermore, he was the reigning pontiff when I first arrived in Rome as a student, and so there will be always be some closeness between us.

All that being said, when he passed, parishes throughout the world were encouraged to hold memorial Masses for him. So naturally, we did. Our was on January 4th, because it wasn’t the easiest to get something on the calendar that day. I didn’t realize our media team had put the video on YouTube, else I would have shared it with you sooner, nut nevertheless, here it is. Enjoy.

Might there be even more bonus content this week? You’ll just have to wait and see…

Merry Christmas!

In the spirit of giving, I share with you both our midnight and 9 AM Masses. The homily is essentially the same – I’ve given up writing multiple homilies for Christmas. It’s just too much. But since they are (largely) unscripted, they are some variations.

Also, the midnight Mass includes the choir in the run-up to Mass, which I hope you enjoy listening to.