Anticipating Pentecost

Next Sunday (May 31st) is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on our Blessed Mother and the apostles. With the coming of the Holy Spirit, everything changed for the apostles. They came to the realization of how much they were loved by God. They left the upper room and began to speak about Jesus in a bold way.

According to Raniero Cantalamessa (Papal Preacher), each person is to have his/her Pentecost experience: the day when a child of God comes to a deep realization of the love of the Father.

The apostles had to spend days in the upper room praying as Jesus directed them. I invite you and your family to join us for the next nine days at Mass as we pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit in a new way. Let us pray especially for a miracle: that the fire of the Holy Spirit may burn away the Coronavirus. If you cannot join us online for Mass, you can say a short prayer to the Holy Spirit each day for the next 9 days.

We will end our Novena on Saturday and then celebrate Pentecost as a parish with a Parking Eucharistic Adoration.

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us.
Melt us, mold us, use us, fill us.
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us.

Have a blessed week.

Your brother,

~Fr. Obi