Pastor's Note

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. We recall the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in the upper room. It was on this day that they were empowered to go out to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit empowered and revitalized the early Church to bear witness to Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit does the same thing for the Church today.

We all were given the gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of our baptism. We were all sealed with “the gift of the Holy Spirit” on the day of our Confirmation. The Holy Spirit leads and guides us as we journey through life. The Holy Spirit also reminds us of everything that Jesus said and did. The Holy Spirit is still leading and guiding God’s People to this very day. We all have been given different gifts and talents by the Holy Spirit to be used for the building up of the Church. As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, let us ask the Lord to open our hearts to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

This weekend is commitment weekend for the Hope Appeal. It is an opportunity for us to show support for Bishop Cunningham as he shepherds the Diocese of Syracuse. The Hope Appeal helps us to do as a diocese what we are unable to do as a parish alone. I would ask that you prayerfully consider making a generous gift to this year’s Hope Appeal.

This weekend is also the beginning of sign-ups for our Feast Days on June 8, 9 and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for us to work together and to grow as a parish family and community. Please be generous in giving of your time and talent to make this year’s Feast Days the best ever.


Fr. Jim