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Today we celebrate the glorious feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus promised would be with us to the end of time as our Advocate, descended on the apostles in the form of tongues of fire. If we remember the Baptism of Jesus, the Spirit was in the form of a dove. It would seem strange that now the Spirit manifests himself in a different manner. But in reality, this form of appearance makes perfect sense.
Fire both brings light & makes things move with more energy while at the same time it purifies most things with which it makes contact. This is what happened to the Apostles on that first Pentecost Sunday. The presence of the Holy Spirit enlightened the Apostles so that they could be understood by all who heard them, even though there were many nations present. The Spirit purified the Apostles of the fear that hindered them from proclaiming the resurrection of Christ, and impelled them to go forth & preach, buoying their spirits with the courage necessary to be faithful witnesses of the Good News.
We too have received the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation and with the Spirit, the gifts which help us to bring Christ to others. St. Paul writes to the people of Corinth: “For each person, the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” What are the gifts we can share for others’ benefits? Please take time to consider this week how God might be working in you through the Holy Spirit. There are 3 seats available on Pastoral Council. Perhaps God may be calling you to use your gifts in service to the parish by serving in this capacity. Please contact Fr. Justin at 440 426-1177 ext 224, for information on this important ministry.
We congratulate Deacon David Streeter as he marks 30 years of ordained ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland and for the last 4 years here at Assumption. When Assumption became a parish with only 1 full time priest and no assistants, Deacon Dave has provided me with the assistance I needed in caring for the sick and other services that do not require the presence of the priests, namely, those services that do not involve Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We thank God for the talents he brings to our Assumption Family and will celebrate his ministry of 30 years at the 10:30am Mass next Sunday, May 31st. A reception will follow in the Family Center after Mass. Ad Multos annos!
As we celebrate Memorial Day this weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season, we will have picnics, family reunions and the like, I sure hope we take some time to remember those who have fought for our freedom. So many sacrificed their lives as well as physical & emotional well-being to protect the freedom we enjoy. Let us not take this for granted. Come to Mass on Memorial Day to offer thanks for these brave, generous men & women who did so much for our country.
I would like to extend my wishes for a blessed and happy Memorial Day weekend to all.