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Jesus desperately wants to give us His Peace, but for Him to do that, we must allow Him to breathe His Spirit on us, we must be not afraid as St. John Paul II said so many times. We all truly need to be healed and this cannot happen without forgiving those who have hurt you and asking forgiveness from God for yours sins. He breathes on us and we receive the Holy Spirit, not just at Baptism and Holy Confirmation, when we receive the oil of Sacred Chrism, which is breathed upon and consecrated by the bishop, but also when we go to confession. The Holy Sacrament of Confession, which was instituted by Christ in the Upper Room, and handed on to the Apostles, is proclaimed in today’s Holy Gospel. Jesus “breathes” on the Apostles and says: “receive the Holy Spirit…” When the priest raises his anointed right hand and prays the formula of absolution, you receive the Holy Spirit from the priest, who is interceding for you. The Holy Spirit is mentioned twice in the formula, which states: “sent the Holy Spirit amongst us for the forgiveness of sins…” The Holy Spirit confects the Holy Eucharist through the priest, your sins are forgiven through the Holy Spirit and we can’t grow, be healed, be loved or love without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit isn’t just for self-identified “charismatic” people, but for ALL OF US! We all have gifts and charisms given to us, start dusting them off, get to confession, allow Him “in” and be healed. Share your gifts and charisms with others for the build up of the Kingdom of God. Don’t know how too? Simple-just ask you know who-The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the Spirit of Truth. Amen-have a Blessed Pentecost!
Founded in 1904 by the Capuchins, St. Joseph Parish is a loving and open community of faith-filled parishioners. Through the Sacraments and Faith Formation our parish witnesses to the Gospel through Worship, Discipleship and Outreach.