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...

Seasonal Introduction to Pentecost

Before we move into a new season, with its broad thrust through the remaining weeks of the year, it is good to review the events that have brought us to this point. We recall that the new liturgical year began with the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017. Advent...