Friends, we come to the great Feast of Pentecost—the feast, par excellence, of the Holy Spirit. A critique of the Western Church is that we don’t speak sufficiently of the third person of the Trinity, and there might be some truth to that. I’d like to follow Vatican II in trying to bring the Holy Spirit very much into the forefront. Our readings today show us the great power of the Spirit—a power that unleashes great saints, fiery speech, and a liberating unity. Surrender your life over to the Holy Spirit, and—trust me—you will tap into this source of power to change things for the better.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 2:1-11
Psalm – 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
Reading 2 – 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13
Gospel – Jn 20:19-23