A Look Back to Pentecost and Trinity Sunday

Last week we celebrated Trinity Sunday, and the previous week, Pentecost.  It’s the day when the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit so they could boldly proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We’re all familiar with the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are iterative – that is, one leads to another,…

It’s Pentecost! Happy Birthday, Church!

As I dressed for Mass this morning, I donned my red shirt.  Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon those gathered in the upper room – even though the doors were locked – and our Risen Lord appeared to them. When we are open to inviting the Holy Spirit to be a…

Happy New Year!

There are many “New Year” celebrations – The New Year of the calendar that starts on January 1, Chinese New Year, the fiscal new year, the Jewish New Year, and, to give us the fifth one to complete the system, the Church’s new year, which begins on the First Sunday of Advent. Today, as we…