The Feast of Pentecost
Release Date: 06/08/2014
St. Paul uses explains our relationship with God is through adoption; the Spirit of God we receive in Christ makes us heirs to his kingdom in Heaven.info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 31st Sunday of the Year
Here are some of the key themes in the readings for the 31st Sunday of the Year.info_outline 30th Sunday of the Year: What do we want from the Lord?
The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the longing within the blind man's heart: he wants to see! This passage provides insight for us as we ponder the Lord's question "What do you want me to do for you?" in our lives today.info_outline Daily Mass: We embrace the spirit of life in Christ Jesus
St. Paul teaches that if Christ is in us, then the one who raised Christ from the dead will raise us up as well.info_outline Daily Mass: Christ delivers us!
St. Paul addresses the ongoing challenge of temptation we all face with the hope we have in Christ. It's a spiritual battle, but one that we face everyday with the grace and strength of God.info_outline Daily Mass: The gift of God is eternal life
St. Paul speaks about how God's grace transforms our lives and leads us on a path of sanctification, the lifelong process where Christ makes us ready for Heaven.info_outline Daily Mass: Freed from sin, we are slaves of righteousness
St. Paul addresses how the grace of Jesus frees us, not to sin but to become slaves of the righteousness of God. As a result, we have an insight into freedom: Christ frees us not to do whatever we want, but to do what is good, holy and true!info_outline Daily Mass: A contrast between Adam and Jesus Christ
St. Paul offers a contrast between the sin of Adam and the redemption we have in Jesus Christ, thus providing us with a view of the world that is both realistic and hopeful.info_outline Daily Mass: Go proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ!
The Gospel of Luke reveals several insights regarding how we proclaim the Good News: we do it together; we go with the Christ's blessing; we carry out the Lord's task and let people make their own choice.info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year
Let's review some of the themes we find in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.info_outline
The Holy Spirit - the third Person of the Trinity - descended upon the disciples and empowered them to proclaim the Good News of Christ. With the power of the Spirit these disciples will change the world.
Here are two powerful ways the Spirit helps us:
- To find our path and direction - giving us guidance
- To provide power and strength - to carry out our tasks
The Spirit continues to work through us today - guiding and empowering us to live our lives for the Lord. Come Holy Spirit!
June 8, 2014 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci