Apologies for the missing YouTube stream on Saturday, May 14th. The archive of this stream has been uploaded to YouTube and normal streaming on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook will return next week.
SIXTH SUNDAY of EASTER
May 22, 2022
Jesus came to reveal to us the ultimate truth, the truth of the Father’s love experienced by Jesus and manifested in His life, death and resurrection. We are invited to participate in this truth by becoming one with Jesus through faith. This is accomplished through the work of the Holy Spirit, who Jesus calls “the Spirit of Truth” and the “Advocate.” The role of the Holy Spirit is to assist us in discovering all the real and practical implications of the profound truth revealed by Jesus.
Though Jesus taught His followers many things throughout His public ministry, they were unable to understand much of what he said because the heart of His truth was revealed in His death and resurrection. Jesus told His disciples that the role of the Holy Spirit is to “teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you.”
The Spirit of Truth will continue the teachings of Jesus in light of the transforming reality of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The Spirit will enable believers to experience Jesus days, years and even centuries after Jesus earthly life. The effect of the Spirit work within the believer is a profound sense of peace, well-being, and confidence. This is the kind of peace that the world cannot give and that does not go away in the midst of life’s most difficult struggles. It is the greatest gift we can imagine. It is a gift that Jesus gives to you and me.
Parish Lenten Retreat Playlist
Nothing Compares to Being There
“I have greatly desired to eat this Supper with you.” cf. Luke 22:15
All of us know instinctively that nothing compares to “being there” in person. Whether it’s being at a friend’s wedding, sitting down to have a heart-to-heart conversation, comforting a family member while she is grieving or watching as your baby takes his first steps, we all know that being physically present makes all the difference. The same logic applies to our life as Catholics. Especially when it comes to the Mass, truly, nothing compares to being there.