Pentecost Sunday. Family and Youth Thought for the Day 9 June

A Family Prayer to the Holy Spirit. Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love.  Send forth the Spirit and we shall renew the face of the earth.  Teach us to see and grow your gifts in ourselves and others and may the fruits grow as we learn to spread your love.

See family Pentecsot activities attached. 1.   FAMILY FUN PENTECOST CODE WORDS 2013,        2.    pentecost celGifts and fruits of the spirit

Although Mary-Anne had looked forward to her Confirmation and had been faithful in attending all the classes she found the experience nice but also quite disappointing.  “It somehow didn’t touch me at the time but when a year later I participated in a Life in the Spirit seminar I was deeply moved. I wonder why?” she asked.  “Is it because I was older and more mature, more receptive, or was the setting more spiritual, more open to the Spirit?  Did others experience the same?”

The Counsellor the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.   John 14: 23-26

Pope Francis: In these three truths – God loves you; Christ is your Saviour; and he is alive! – we see God the Father and Jesus. Wherever the Father and the Son are, there too is the Holy Spirit. Are you seeking powerful emotions? You will not experience them by accumulating material things, spending money, chasing desperately after the thrills of this world. They will come, and in a much more beautiful and meaningful way, if you allow yourself to be prompted by the Holy Spirit. CV 130.

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