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...

Pentecost Sunday

Jesus came into this world that we may have life and have it to the full (Jn 10:10). The life he offers is essentially eternal life in the glory of Heaven, the foretaste of which we do experience already on earth, in moments of true and deep peace and joy from God. To...

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...

Pentecost Sunday

The Easter Season concludes with this glorious Solemnity of Pentecost, sometimes referred to as “the birthday of the Church.” This conclusion, then, does not imply an end but a launch forward, as we are sent out into the world, into the future, in the power of the...