This is the great Feast of Pentecost! This is a birthday of the Church! The Holy Spirit descended upon those gathered in the upper room and they were impelled to begin to preach the Gospel, the “Good News”, that Jesus had died for our sins, was risen from the dead and was now to be proclaimed to all the world. We are still a part of this great mission. As faithful disciples, we spread the love of Jesus Christ in every way we can. May this Pentecost weekend be a time of renewal for all of us!
Congratulations also to our newly ordained priests. On Saturday, May 19, Father Kyle Bell, Father Lou Turcotte and Father Tim Williford were ordained by Bishop Parkes at St. Jude Cathedral in St. Petersburg. What a wonderful weekend of Pentecost this is as we welcome these new priests to ministry in our diocese.
May God be with them and bless them in the future.
And let us continue to pray for one another.