Many thanks to His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins for being the homilist at Msgr. Foy’s funeral and for posting his homily. People were asking for a copy of the homily and we are pleased to see that it was made available online. Wonderful!
In his homily, the Cardinal shared that: “There is a sign in many sacristies: ‘Priest of God, celebrate this Mass as if it were your first Mass, as if it were your last Mass, as if it were your only Mass.'”
He then extended an invitation to all of us to keep “a figurative sign in our minds: ‘Christian, live this day as if it were your first day, as if it were your last day, as if it were your only day.’ We need to be attentive each day, ready to meet the Lord, and seeking to dispel the illusions that lead us to disaster, and hold fast to the path that leads us home to our heavenly Father.”
Here is His Eminence’s full homily: