Today is the Seventh Sunday of Easter! In the Gospel today, we hear an editorial comment inserted into the words of Jesus. “Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ (John 17:3).” The Church is in the midst of the Pentecost Novena, praying intensely for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all her members with the celebration of Pentecost next Sunday. It is one thing to pray for the increased manifestation and presence of the Holy Spirit in our time and in our lives. It is all together another thing to pray for what the Holy Spirit can accomplish in our time and our lives. I suggest that this comment by the evangelist in today’s Gospel is something we all need to ask of God, the Holy Spirit. revealed our dependence on God. A dependence on God requires us truly to know him and the life and eternal life that he alone gives us in his Son, Jesus Christ. As we pray for the renewed coming of the Holy Spirit, let us also pray this same Spirit will aid all of us in growing in our knowledge and love of God—a personal and intimate knowledge and love. This will lead to a greater commitment to the Christian life and the service of others. Come, Holy Spirit, Come!
Please remember to continue to support our Parish and the 2023 Diocesan Annual Campaign. Our Parish festival this year is June 2nd & 3rd, please check your schedule as we will we need your help those days.
Thank you to all our parishioners and visitors for your goodness and generosity to our Parish.
Father Jose Elias