Pentecost marks the occasion of God sending the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples after his Resurrection. The Holy Spirit gave the disciples the strength to fulfill their commission to spread the Good News of Jesus. From that very first Pentecost Sunday, the disciples went out and began to preach the Good News to peoples from all parts of the then known world. It was the birth of the Church. Pentecost celebrates the grace-filled thriving of the human community through the indwelling of the Spirit. It reminds us that Jesus' promise to bestow his Spirit upon us can be limited only by our own unwillingness to continue his mission.......which makes this a very good day to pray for a deeper indwelling of the Holy Spirit. THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF THE SPIRIT