The Spirit stands with Us (Homily for Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Spirit stands with Us (12:00) Pentecost Sunday. Jesus knows that we need help, so he sends us the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is known as the Paraclete because he stands with us. He defends us as our advocate, He encourages us as our comforter, and He advises us as our counselor. We cannot see the Spirit but we see …

The Holy Spirit in the Church

Benjamin Being Catholic

Pope Benedict celebrated Mass this Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Solemnity of Pentecost. The Holy Father noted in his homily that, for the Jewish people, the feast of Passover recalled the exodus from Egypt, and the feast of Pentecost fifty days later was the celebration of the giving of the law on Mount Sinai. For the Christians, it …