“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you always.”
This weekend of the Solemnity of Pentecost is the celebration of the birth of the Roman Catholic Church as we recall when the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, comes as flames and wind upon the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Blessed Apostles in the Upper Room. This action of the Holy Spirit encouraged and inspired the Apostles to continue the ministry work of Jesus Christ.
Pentecost officially closes the Easter Season, but this is not the end! Now is the work of continuing to proclaim that Jesus has risen and is alive, as well as allowing the Holy Spirit to work within and through our lives. Are you ready for this to happen to bless and enhance your spiritual lives?
I will make this plea again to our parish community: What are you prepared to do to improve your spiritual lives and help our parish community; to foster stewardship to improve the life of St. James Church; and evangelize to proclaim the love, mercy and Truth of Jesus Christ to the poor souls in dire need in our community?
May the Holy Spirit renew and heal us all and be allowed to work within us and through us!