Dear Sacred Heart Family and Friends,
Today is Pentecost, a day when we celebrate the birth of the church by the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is also a day that launched the church’s participation in Jesus’ mission to the world.
This is a great day of hope. Remember the first Pentecost on the disciples…poor, uneducated, powerless, and anxious men were suddenly turned into powerful, fearless, and well-empowered apostles. They went on to establish Christ’s church in many parts of the world. The Holy Spirit is real. Its power has survived more than two thousand years.
At Pentecost, where there had been division and alienation, unity and understanding were born. Sacred Heart is blessed with many cultural, ethnically diverse families. We celebrate the uniqueness of Sacred Heart at Pentecost. Let us celebrate the birthday of the church with unity in diversity. There will be a special Mass today at 11:30am followed by a potluck dinner in the parish center. Please join us as we celebrate our international heritage.
Breathe into me Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy.
In Risen Christ,
Fr. James CMI