Fr. Aidan Writes:
This weekend we give thanks for the 100 or so candidates for confirmation who received the sacrament on Saturday. We thank our Dean, Fr Altaire from Lompoc, for conferring the sacra- ment upon them. May they all grow in their love of God and in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that he is going to send us the Holy Spirit, the Advocate. The Holy Spirit will continue to accompany us throughout life helping us keep the commandments of God, to love through the Spiritual gifts, so that we might all be enveloped in God’s Divine love. This gospel is prepping us for Jesus’ Ascension and for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We might do well to reflect on the gifts of the Holy Spirit over the next couple of weeks.
I personally thank you for all the prayers you have offered for the success of my surgery. I see my specialist surgeon in the week, who will be able to say how well things went.
God bless you all and your families, Fr Aidan -Peter CJ
May God bless you, your families, and the week ahead,
Fr Aidan Peter