Let us be in prayer for our 90 Confirmandi as they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit this evening @ 7pm and on Sunday 11/22nd @ 2:30pm. We welcome Bishop Perry to the parish for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Come, Holy Spirit!
Come, strength and sweetness of God!
Come, You, movement and peace!
Renew our courage,
Fill our solitude in the world,
Create in us intimacy with God!
We no longer say, like the prophet: “Come from the four winds”,
As if we did not yet know from where You came;
We say: Come, Spirit from the pierced side of Christ upon the cross!
Come from the mouth of the Risen One!
— Father Raniero Cantalamessa
(On 10/25, Pope Francis announced he would raise him to the rank of cardinal at a consistory scheduled for 11/28. Father Cantalamessa is preacher to the papal household).