Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, gave a 10-minute homily on Saturday, May 1, feast of St. Joseph the Workman, as the old missals used to call it. The Mass was followed by a procession up Ninth Avenue and Lake Street and east to the Little Sisters of the Poor.
A 15-second excerpt from the homily:
“The primary task of a bishop is not to do Confirmations, is not to raise money for his annual appeal, is not to lead meetings and speak to the press. The primary work of the bishop is the preaching the Word, the ministry of the Word.”