With reverence, simplicity, and charity, the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, recently appointed Archbishop of Portland in Oregon, delivered this homily on March 1, 2014, during a Pontifical High Mass for the Vigil of Quinquagesima at the Priory of Our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon.
Archbishop Sample relates his own introduction to the celebration of the Traditional Mass of the Roman Rite as he underscores its importance in the continuity of the Church’s worship. Toward the end of his homily, the Portland prelate emphasizes the connection of reverence for the Church’s tradition with the message of St. Paul.
Please join us in offering prayers of thanksgiving for His Excellency’s brave and steadfast service of Our Lord and His people. As Archbishop Sample confronts increasingly militant efforts by seculars and disaffected Catholics to distort and suppress the Church’s timeless witness, please entreat Our Lady as well to intercede for his protection and for their conversion.