NEW YORK (WPIX) --  Archbishop Timothy Dolan attended his first Sunday mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral as the the newly installed head of the Archdiocese of New York.

Dolan, the former Archbishop of Milwaukee, presided over a standing-room-only crowd and thanked parishioners for their warm welcome.  He noted that the church is currently facing a number of crises as of late--including financial, spiritual and political matters.

Dolan was installed Wednesday in a three-hour long ceremony as the new leader of the New York Archdiocese, replacing Edward Cardinal Egan.

He is now responsible for leading an archdiocese with an estimated 2.5 million parishioners and nearly 400 churches.

It appears Dolan is doing his best to get himself acquainted with the people in his new hometown.  Since taking the helm, Dolan has been spotted at a food pantry in the Bronx.  In addition he has also made stops at both Mets and Yankees games.