WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today joined more than 150 inmates and staffers at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla to listen to His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan say a holiday Mass. The Cardinal’s message was full of hope, love and redemption and was well received by all in attendance.
In his homily, the Cardinal explained that his visit was following Jesus’ teaching according to the Book of Matthew, that one does to Him what one does to the least of His brethren, whether it be feeding the poor or visiting the imprisoned.
The Cardinal concluded by reminding the inmates that God was with them in jail and that they should not be afraid and not get discouraged.
Astorino also delivered brief remarks saying, “No one is beyond Christ’s love and power to redeem. God is ready to give mercy if you repent and cry out for it… Let this Christmas season be a rebirth within you.