May 24, 2015

Come Holy Spirit...

Today the Church celebrates Pentecost, when we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.  Pentecost means "the fiftieth day", that is, the fiftieth day since Easter.  Ten days ago we celebrated the Ascension of the Lord to heaven but He said He would not leave us orphans.  Rather, He said He would send the Holy Spirit to give them the guidance, strength, etc. to continue His mission here on Earth.  It is called the birthday of the Church as it was from this event that the  mission of the Church began.

The Holy Spirit is of course the third person of the Trinity so this is a sort of feast for our school.  Our true feast day is next week when the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity.  In the meantime, may God the Holy Spirit continue to help animate our school community.

Happy feast day!

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