Pentecost: Bringing us Closer to God

All things must come to an end, including, it seems, Jesus’ ministry and presence with the Apostles: first His death, then His Resurrection, then His Ascension.  It seems Jesus is like every other person or event in our lives: it lasts a while but ultimately ends.  However, the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost brings God closer to us than we could ever possibly imagine!

 

Pentecost Sunday (Mass During the Day)

Year A

 

First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13

Gospel: John 20:19-23

 

This homily was given at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, where Br. Thomas More is ministering as a deacon during his final year of initial formation.