Pentecost Sunday

On the great Solemnity of Pentecost we celebrate the fulfillment of the promise Jesus made before his departure – that he would send the Holy Spirit (cf. Jn 16:7). The New Testament’s word for the Spirit is Paracletos, the Paraclete, which is translated as Comforter,...

Pentecost Sunday

The glorious Season of Easter concludes with the great Solemnity of Pentecost, the day of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. We can even think of today as the feast day of the Holy Spirit. We have been preparing for this day for the entire fifty days of...

Pentecost Sunday

With today’s Solemnity of Pentecost, the glorious Easter season comes to a fiery culmination. The divine Fire that ignites Christian faith and proclamation is what sent the Apostles forth to set the world ablaze. The connection with Easter is clear from the Gospel...

Pentecost Sunday

If we were asked to say what is our ultimate goal in life, we might answer that it is to get to Heaven. And if we were asked further what Heaven will be like, we might say that we will be with God, enjoying eternal happiness in his presence. In the meantime, as we...