Come, Holy Spirit! is a six week series of presentations on the Holy Spirit. This third talk examines three classic ways we are filled with the Spirit in our lives today. This 3rd presentation was given by Fr. Andrew at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI on March 9, 2023.
The season of Advent urges us to prepare not only for the Lord’s birth, but also for his return in glory. May these coming weeks help us to meet the Lord on Christmas day and make us ready for the hour when we are called from this life to the next.
Mary’s command to the servants is our command as well. For us to “do whatever he tells you” requires that we are receptive to God’s prompting in our hearts. May we be open to the command of Christ as we follow him today.
As we continue to hear the “Bread of Life” discourse from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, we reflect on how our spiritual health is renewed by the frequent and worthy reception of Holy Communion. We are what we eat!
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are the “Sacred Triduum” (the three sacred days) found in the heart of Holy Week. These high liturgies set forth the central elements of our faith in Jesus Christ.
Today the universal Church celebrates the dedication of the Lateran Basilica – the cathedral of the city of Rome – reminding us that every church around the world offers us a direct encounter of the living God when we draw near to the altar to pray.
The well known parable of the rich man and Lazarus offers a powerful reminder that we have been given what we need to know the Lord. May we draw up these great gifts: Church teaching, Scripture, Sacraments, Prayer, Fellowship, and the example of the Saints!