Fr.-JeromeDear friends: Pentecost brings to a close Easter season and marks the birth of the church. The apostles, after the death of Jesus, met behind closed doors for fear of the Jews. But with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, they are enlightened and empowered as they go forth to preach the gospel to the whole world and proclaim Jesus as the unique and universal saviour of all mankind. They were touched by the fire of the Holy Spirit and transformed.

Jesus has not left us alone. The spirit has been given to us at Baptism and dwells within us. He has been given to console, comfort and counsel us. When we need consolation, we must turn to the spirit. When we are confused and need counsel, we must turn to the Holy Spirit. He will enlighten and guide us. All we need to say is Come Holy Spirit.

Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas

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