St. Oliver Plunketts


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 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

May 28th 2023 – Pentecost Sunday

 Receive the Holy Spirit

“As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” As we celebrate Pentecost, it is important to remember what it is about. The Holy Spirit is given to us, not as a possession, but as a power. And this power is one that can transform the world. We are given the power of love, which is invested in a special way in the various important relationships of our lives. That power of God is there in the sacrament of marriage, calling couples to love for the sake of the world. The power of love is in our families, making our homes the Domestic Church to the glory of God. And it is this power of God’s Spirit that is at the heart of every faith community. All we have to do is practise that power and great things will happen all around us. There can be no doubt that great things need to be made happen in our world today. Receive the Holy Spirit.

 Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father, let the Spirit you sent on your Church

to begin the teaching of the gospel of love,

continue to work in the world

through the hearts of all who believe.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, may the Spirit you promised lead us into all truth

and reveal to us the full meaning of our Sacrament of Marriage

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, may the coming of your Holy Spirit

help our eternal redemption.

Keep within us the vigour of your Spirit

and protect the gifts you have given your Church.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: Who are the people who are closest to you as a couple?

How could you tell them of your love for them this week?

For others: Think of some group that works with young people. How could you help them this week?