Theme of the week

John 14:15-16, 23-26

2018-19: Carry on building the Kingdom! 

The Feast of Pentecost celebrates the arrival of the Holy Spirt, 50 days after the events of Easter. The Holy Spirt provides the faithful with the presence, comfort, support and inspiration to rise to the challenge of leading the Christian life. The disciples were certainly in need of all this when it appeared that Jesus had left them to get on with the mission without him and it was the Holy Spirit that gave them the “oomph” they needed to get out and do the business.

The gifts (wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, reverence, awe & wonder) and the fruits (love, faith, joy, courtesy, peace, temperateness, patience, purity, kindness, generosity, gentleness and forbearance) of the Holy Spirit are central to establishing a cracking Catholic school community. The Holy Spirit is the glue that holds us together, it provides the advocacy we need to overcome difficulties and it is the enabler of all the good we achieve together; thank you God for continuing to pour it in!

Reflection on advocacy:

  • Where do I get my inspiration from?
  • Who needs me to be their advocate?
  • What more can I do to be the glue in our community?
  • How can I share the gifts & fruits of the Holy Spirit?