The Holy Spirit

A Note From Fr. Greg

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me ….”
~ Luke 4:18 ~

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.” After Jesus was baptized and immediately upon coming out of the desert where He was tempted by the devil, Jesus recalled these words written by the Prophet Isaiah. Jesus was declaring that He was the chosen one of God to bring freedom to the people of Israel.

You and I, and all who are baptized in Jesus Christ, have also received His Holy Spirit. But not everyone has recognized the Holy Spirit active in their lives. Some of us have been ignoring the Spirit; some have been searching for the Spirit; and others have felt the overwhelming grace of the Holy Spirit at different times.

The truth is, all of us could use a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit in our personal lives. Though each person may experience the Holy Spirit a bit differently, the Holy Spirit always shares the immense and unconditional love of God with those who open their hearts to Him.

If you want to be more open to the work of the Holy Spirit in your lives, I invite you to attend our Lenten Mission. Two religious sisters from “The Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ” are coming to St. Paul’s. Sunday March 24-27, at 7:00pm, they will lead 4 evenings of praise, prayers, testimonies, and talks focused on how to live a “Life in the Spirit!”

Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Be inspired, lifted up, and grow in your knowledge and faith accompanied by the Holy Spirit.

On another note, I am happy to announce that Nancy Schleicher will be coordinating the music for OLA and St. Paul’s. Nancy is prayerful, knowledgeable, and experienced in liturgical music. She is also invested in helping both parishes have beautiful music for years to come. Among her part time duties, Nancy will schedule musicians for our weekend Masses, assist the priests in collaborating with musicians, and generally organize our liturgical music. Nancy, thank you for saying yes.

In our Father’s hands,
😄 Fr. Greg

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2019-01-27 Homily: The WORD

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