Pastor's Desk: Pentecost Sunday

Posted 26th May 2012 in Pastor's Desk

Today we celebrate the birthday of the Church. When the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles they were transformed from frightened men into powerful preachers of the Good News of Jesus Christ. They went out into the streets and proclaimed the Word of God fearlessly, so much so, that everyone gathered in Jerusalem heard them speak in their own language.

The Holy Spirit has been given to each one of us also and each of us has a part to play in fulfilling God’s plan for this parish. We can see this in the many volunteers who give of their time to carry out various Ministries in our Faith Community. We see it also in the people who contribute financially to the work of the parish and the diocese. We see it in the number of parishioners who come to Mass each Sunday, also each day and those who pray before the Blessed Sacrament during our Monday Adoration because without prayer as the foundation, we could achieve nothing in this world.

Why not pray the following prayer to the Holy Spirit this week: “Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.”

Fr. Eoin

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