Weekend Reflections for 5/22/15
May 22, 2015
God the Father created this vast universe and every human person. Jesus, God's Son redeemed the human race and continues to sanctify the human race through the sacraments. Today we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. The Easter Season ends with Pentecost. The Holy Spirit guides, inspires and strengthens the Church leaders and its members. The Holy Spirit gives the Church 7 gifts: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, piety, fortitude and fear of the Lord. The Spirit shares 12 gifts with us: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control and chastity.
It is the Holy Spirit who guides the Church especially its leaders. We know that the Church began as a very small group of apostles and has grown larger through all the centuries. The Holy Spirit inspires each of us to reach out and bring the Good News of Salvation to our friends, neighbors, enemies and everyone we encounter.
This is the age of the Holy Spirit who strengthens us, motivates us and empowers us to bring the Good News of Salvation to the world.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY
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Women's Retreat Info
Women's retreats with space begin on: 9/14, 10/5, 10/19, 11/12, 11/16 and 1/1.
Men's Retreat Info
Men's retreats with space begin on 5/28,6/22, 6/25 and 7/9.
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