Posts Tagged ‘Holy Spirit’

The Baptism of the Lord

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Tweet Share6K Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe feast of the Baptism of the Lord flows naturally from our celebration at Christmas of the birth of Jesus, who is Christ the Lord, and from the Solemnity of the Epiphany last week, when we recalled with joy the public revelation of the world’s Savior […] [Read more]

The Outpouring of the Spirit Upon Our Newly Ordained Priests

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Tweet Share133 Pin5 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleEach year with eagerness, we await the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Orders in this archdiocese. On June 13, we celebrated the ordination of five men to the transitional diaconate. Last Saturday, June 20, our family of faith rejoiced with the ordination of nine new […] [Read more]

Trinity Sunday

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Tweet Share12K Pin100 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity that we will celebrate this coming Sunday honors not an event, but a truth revealed by Jesus Christ – and according to the Catholic faith, it is the most important truth of all. Trinity Sunday, which falls on the […] [Read more]

“Come Holy Spirit”

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Tweet Share59 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOn this great Solemnity that we celebrate today, the Church sings out in the ancient Pentecost Sequence, “Come, Holy Spirit, come!” With this plea, we remind ourselves that the Church, which was filled with the breath of life on Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), is the Spirit-led yet […] [Read more]

Confirmation: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit as at Pentecost

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Tweet Share45 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleCelebrating the sacrament of Confirmation is among the most enjoyable tasks in the life of a bishop. It is a time to look forward. The parish gathers around the candidates, young and old, to welcome them into full membership in the Church. These people, filled with […] [Read more]

Becoming Christ Through Grace

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Tweet Share32 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As the Church continues to celebrate the Easter Season, for many of us it is during this time that our families gather to celebrate First Communions, Confirmations and marriages. These sacraments are so joyful because they are marked by a sense of hope and a […] [Read more]

Open to the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Tweet Share52 Pin9 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What we celebrate this season is God coming to be with us – to be one of us – walking with us, saving us and sharing divine life with us. Yet while we joyfully await the coming of Jesus at Christmas, we know also that […] [Read more]

The Human Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Tweet Share115 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As we come to the end of the Church’s liturgical calendar in November, we reflect upon the last things and our calling to new life in the Holy Spirit. Saint Paul, we hear in today’s liturgy, says to the Church in Corinth, “Do you not […] [Read more]

The Gospel of the Holy Spirit

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tweet Share4 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Throughout his ministry, Jesus made clear that the Holy Spirit is essential to the life of the people of God, as individuals and collectively.  Indeed, the Spirit has been at work from the beginning, albeit in a mysterious way.  Obviously the voice of God that […] [Read more]

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Mission of the Church

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Tweet Share83 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The task of living our Catholic faith as missionary disciples is particularly challenging today with all the currents of secular culture and the pressures that confront us. But as our Archdiocesan Synod understood, we have not been left alone. The Holy Spirit has come to […] [Read more]