Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

hats off to the Spirit

26 May

6 Boayhs_CAAAMa7c“Let us ask the Spirit to prepare our hearts to encounter our brothers and sisters, so that we may overcome our differences rooted in political thinking, language, culture and religion. Let us ask him to anoint our whole being with the oil of his mercy, which heals the injuries caused by mistakes, misunderstandings and disputes. And let us ask him to send us forth, in humility and meekness, along the demanding but enriching path of seeking peace.”

Pope Francis, Mass in Amman, Jordan, May 24, 2014

no “volunteers” wanted

14 Jan

Trinity Ministry 01

At Baptism we are welcomed into the inner life and the outer activity of the Trinity.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit we love one another and enter fully into the lives of each other.

In the name of the Father, the Creator, we protect and enhance all of creation, leaving everything and everyone better than we found them.

In the name of the Son, the Redeemer, we use our every God-given ability and our every God-given situation to lift up and rescue everything and everyone from any distress and despair.  

In the name of the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier, we live life with serenity, courage and wisdom, and live among everyone as people of gratitude, hope and joy.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, in the name of the Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier, everything that we are and everything that we do is spent for the good of others and the glory of God, for the sanctification of the world and the salvation of souls.

When it comes to ministry in the Catholic Church, there are no “volunteers”. Being involved in the work of the Church is not optional. When we were baptized, we became “co-workers” with God. Being baptized, it is our duty to work with God in creating, redeeming and sanctifying the world. We have been given a mission!

St. Andrew Parish Ministry Fare takes place in the church (basement) hall after all the Sunday Masses on the weekend of January 18-19, 2014.