Please read an excerpt from Father Linsky’s Holy Thursday Homily which contains an important announcement:
“And this, too, is what it means to be like Christ who reminds all of us, “As I have done for you, you should also do.” My dear friends, the Imitation of Christ begins with this moment. It is in selfless service, doing what others won’t or can’t do, that we draw closest to Him.
We see this so beautifully lived in people like Blessed Theresa of Calcutta who so lovingly labored to found the Sisters of Charity ministering to the sick and dying. It is in her successors, the four Nuns gunned down intentionally by followers of ISIS as they cared for elderly men and women in one of most dangerous places in the world. It is in aid workers in Sri Lanka and our own cities. It is in those who care for their parents as they slowly drift away because of Alzheimer’s or their children when they are ill. It is in Father West who has been such a blessing to us while I was sidelined this Lent and who has so graciously acceded to the Bishop’s request that he postpone his studies for the good of the Diocese and remain with us at Saint Peter’s. And it is priests throughout the world, who anoint our sick, offer absolution for our sins, and celebrate Mass with one simple goal in mind – to save souls from eternal death and to bring them to be with God.
At a moment when the priesthood is under attack, we can’t forget those who are quietly, prayerfully, persistently doing God’s work in our world – the great majority of good priests whose work often goes unnoticed. “