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For May 31, 2020

Pentecost Sunday! When the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles for the first time, the Apostles were filled with hope that they could do what Jesus asked them to do. They were filled with confidence and the fire of the Holy Spirit to go out and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. They were given the power to work miracles and to preach with confidence about Jesus, the Savior of the world. In this time of the pandemic, we could use a little of that confidence to plan for a future that is going to be different, a future that we do not understand. What we do know is that our mission as Catholics and as a parish has not changed. How we accoplish that mission is going to be different.

The fact that Jesus has sent us the Spirit is not different. What might need to change is our belief that the Spirit is still in our midst and still willing to bring Fire to our Faith and our lives. Who knows what can happen if we let that Spirit work in our hearts and in our lives? What if we really believed that the Spirit is working in us just as the Spirit worked in the lives of the Apostles? Wouldn’t that make a difference in the world? The Apostles believed in the power of the Holy Spirit. I pray that we can all believe that the Holy Spirit is working in us to change the world.

...Fr. Dick


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