Tag Archives: Pentecost

Friar’s Corner: God hears the prayer of the lowly and brings them gladness

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14 Come Holy Spirit, come and from your clear celestial home. Shed many rays of divine light. We need Your light surrounding our whole being, especially in our minds. … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-20-16

Five Ways to Share Your Faith in the Year of Mercy –  "Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence." – published on Zenit.org … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net 5-13-16

Expectant faith yearns for the Holy Spirit – From earth we yearn for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. From heaven he meets us and gives us himself, his own life. Expectant faith yearns for the Holy Spirit Pentecost People … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Pentecost People

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Before Pentecost, the disciples were fearful orphans subject to their whims of the moment. Sad and grieving without Jesus, they lacked self-direction and self-motivating guidance. He was their protector who promised to stay with them always. Then … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-6-16

Five ways the Holy Spirit transforms our lives – We need the power God has provided his through his Church that the Holy Spirit releases through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Disney and the Holy Spirit – Unlike the Disney … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The major works of the Holy Spirit

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 St. Francis of Assisi gave us this powerful prayer. "Most high and glorious God, enlighten the darkness of our minds. Instill in us a correct faith, a … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Faithful disciples will reign with Jesus in glory

Daniel 12:1-3; Ps 16:5, 9-11; Heb 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 We only have one more Sunday before the end of our liturgical year. November thinks and prays for those family and friends who have passed from this life and may … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Dear Holy Spirit, fill us to overflowing to spread your kingdom

Acts 2:1-11; Psalms 140:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1; Corinthians 12:3b-13; Pentecost Sequence; John 20:19-23 Catholics call this great feast the Birthday of our Church. Why? The early community was basically in hiding from Jewish and Roman authorities. At the Ascension … Continue reading

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