"Happy Father’s Day." May the Lord grant them eternal happiness.

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY



Reflection   from the desk of Fr. Terry

Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Holy Trinity. This feast is a fact of our faith, a part of our faith and a mystery. It is not meant to be analyzed, but a mystery to be lived. Our ordinary devotion to the Trinity is revealed in the Sign of the cross, when we say: "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." The sign of the cross distinguishes us from other Christian group. Making the sign of the cross in the Church or before you enter the church, this shows that we are followers of the Holy Trinity and we believe in the Trinitarian God. If you do it in public, it is an expression to the world that you believe in the Holy Trinity. When we make the sign of the cross, we also profess that we belong to the Body of Christ the Church. This means that everything we do, whether good or bad, affect other people. Our behavior may either comforts or hurts others. Let us make the sign of the cross from the heart. Let us not grow tired of making the sign of cross because we belong to the Holy Trinity.

PENTECOST SUNDAY



Reflection   from the desk of Fr. Terry

We Christians celebrate Pentecost fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus. It is the feast of the Holy Spirit and the Birth of the Church, for Jesus sent His spirit over the disciples to empower them to live by His word. Jesus breathed on them the Holy Spirit by saying: "Receive the Holy Spirit, do not be afraid." And that changed the disciples totally in proclaiming Christ boldly.  We too received the Holy Spirit during our Baptism and Conformation. But why does he not change our lives as He changed that of the apostles? why do we behave in many ways like pagans as if we have never received the Holy Spirit? I guess because the Holy Spirit inspires us to do good things but in the long run it's up to us to accept, ignore and reject His promptings. Even though we do not see the Holy Spirit, we are aware that He is at work in our lives.

" Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth."

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD



Reflection   from the desk of Fr. Terry

Jesus before ascending to heaven, he gave them instruction on what to do. Jesus had disappeared from their eyes physically, but he had left a mission in their hands. Over the centuries, many thousands of missionaries have literally followed Jesus' missionary instructions. Because of what they did, as a result of that, you and I become Christians, Catholics today. Ascension reminds us of so many things. First and foremost, it reminds us of our own mission. This doesn't mean that we have to go to other nations and become missionaries. But rather we can stay right where we are and try to influence people around us by our good example. If all of us would bring one unchurched person to the church every year and if this unchurched person also brings one unchurched person to church every year, ten years after, there would be many who have embraced the faith and have become closer to God, I'm sure this is not a hard thing to do. Let us give it a try.