FROM THE PASTOR
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 21, 2017
On this Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 20/21, we hear a special message of exhorta on from our Lord Jesus! In John's Gospel (14: 15‐21), Jesus tells us that the proof of our love for Him will be measured by how we keep His Word especially His Two Great Commandments of Love! We have to prove that love by keeping the Word of Christ! This is an essential message for everyone especially our children who make their First Communion this Saturday, May 20th!
At the same time, Jesus promises to send the Advocate (a legal term like a defense attorney symbolic of the Holy Spirit). And so, the Holy Spirit is always present by empowering us to live out His Love and Peace! Not only do we need to hear this message along with our First Communion children but each of our 2017 Confirmation candidates (who make their Confirmation on Saturday, June 10th at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland).
Genuine sacrificial giving reveals a love and peace that has the Advocate or Holy Spirit as the source! Therefore, each of us strive to practice sacrificial giving as the work of God through Christ and the Holy Spirit!
Again, we congratulate those children who have received their First Communion along with their families this Saturday. May each of them together with their families experience the guidance of Jesus as well as the power of the Holy Spirit in their daily lives of faith. Praise God! Amen! Alleluia!
Blessings Upon All,