Pentecost Sunday

by Deacon Juan Carlos  |  06/05/2022  |  From the Clergy

Today Sunday June 5th we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity.

In the (OT) God the Father speaks and acts in people, especially in the Hebrew people. In the (NT) in the Gospels, God the Son, Jesus Christ is the one who acts and speaks to people, especially to his disciples; they were to continue their mission after his departure from this world. Likewise, in the book of the Acts of the Apostles that we have been reading throughout the Easter Season, it is God the Holy Spirit who acts and speaks through the disciples and the believers: the new Christian people who had just been born, the Church, the new people of God.

God the Holy Spirit has been received by all of us who are baptized (1 Cor. 12: 13). Through the Holy Spirit we are immersed in the life of God, we are grafted into the Mystical Body of Jesus which is the Church. The manifestation and action of the Holy Spirit in the believers should or should be: talking of God and the wonders that God does in us and in others. Second, it should lead us to act and live correctly. Third, it should guide us to serve Christ through those who need our help in the ecclesial community with our time and gifts that the Spirit gives us.

Sequence - Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best; You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine, Shine within these hearts of yours, And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught, Nothing good in deed or thought, Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away: Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful, who adore And confess you, evermore In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end. Amen. Alleluia.

In addition, we must also allow ourselves to be guided and docile to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit. Finally, we must be in constant prayer. In difficult times that we go through, whether in community or in our own lives, we must invoke the presence of God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the powerful and divine force that accompanies us; that has accompanied the people of God on their pilgrimage through the history of Christianity. The action of the Holy Spirit should motivate us to continue on our journey of faith.