Shaking Hands with the Future Cardinal…

…but as you know photographers normally don’t get a picture of themselves.  With the Archbishop making great strides to embrace/bear hug every soul present in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral there was plenty of JOY experienced by ALL at tonight’s young adult mass.

After hearing that the congregants were invited to a post-mass party at a bar named Rosie O’Gradie’s, Cardinal-Designate Dolan couldn’t help quipping: I used to date Rosie O’Grady.

And that was just a warm-up for many of his spirited interactions with his New York flock. One Wisconsin native, Susie Duecker, gently reminded Dolan that he was indeed the man who confirmed her.  In deadpan fashion he asked, “Did it work?”

Susie Duecker being bear-hugged by Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan

Sharing the Laughter, Sharing the Joy