Jesus, the Word of God, completed His mission of redemption through His suffering, death and Resurrection. Those who repented and believed in Christ obtained salvation. This work of salvation continued after Jesus ascended into heaven to return to the Father. Jesus founded the Church upon Peter, but the mission to bring grace, to sanctify and to guide the Church, was left to the Holy Spirit.
The work of the Holy Spirit, in the Church as in individual souls, is to bless and lead the faithful on the path to holiness. Time and again, Pentecost is meant to be renewed in our souls. With each increase of grace, the Holy Spirit takes possession of our souls. It is an embrace of love, when the Holy Spirit, our Divine Guest, comes to dwell within us. He remains in our souls as in His temple, to help, strengthen, and sanctify us. He leaves us only if we fall into mortal sin. But if we let ourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit, Jesus will reign in us through the grace which the Holy Spirit brings.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
O Holy Spirit, Soul of my soul, I adore Thee, I love Thee, I praise Thee, I thank Thee. Enlighten, guide, strengthen and console me. Inspire me what I ought to do, and command me to do it. I promise to be submissive in everything that Thou permit to happen to me; only show me Thy holy will, and fill me with Thy grace and Thy love to refuse Thee nothing, no matter how difficult it may be. I abandon myself entirely to Thee through Mary. Strengthen my will to carry out all my resolutions, and give me the grace of perseverance. Teach me how to pray. Grant me the grace to pray with unlimited confidence of being heard, according to God’s holy will.
Give me true humility of heart. Increase and strengthen my faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Make me an ardent adorer and lover of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Strengthen my love and confidence in our Blessed Mother. Holy Spirit, I offer Thee the loving Heart of Jesus to repair for all my offenses and negligence. I consecrate myself unreservedly to Thee, through Mary, Thy Immaculate Spouse. I place all my trust in Thee. Help me to make Thee better known and loved throughout the world. Give me an intense zeal for souls and to console Jesus. Amen.
Instructions on the resumption of in-parish worship and access to parish facilities
If you missed the last bulletin regarding the church reopening, our church has reopened on May 25, 2020. We have resumed our normal schedule for Sunday and weekday Masses. However, choir practices are to be avoided because of the risk of transmission. Instead of a choir, a cantor and musician were recommended. Congregational singing is discouraged. Handouts are for single-use only, and should not be kept for the next Mass.
Faith Formation classes continue online. Bible study classes inside the church remain cancelled until further notice. Please check our website for Archbishop Gregory John’s instructions on the resumption of in-parish worship and activities.
Sunday Mass videos will continue to be uploaded to our church website and Facebook page. Please share with your friends.