HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHURCH! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Historically we Catholics celebrate the birthday of the Church today, Pentecost Sunday, 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus. ( “50” meaning Pentecost). This is the day the Lord has made. He “remade” the apostles with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon them and is remaking His people like you and me with the outpouring of His Spirit upon us. Truly ‘this is a “born-again” experience, when all we have learned and believed becomes alive once again, like a flame burning in our hearts! It is taking all that happened at our Baptism and Confirmation and bringing that grace, that “quickening” to the present. The result? We stir into flame the seven spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the many “charisms” of the same Holy Spirit; and we find ourselves cooperating more and more with the promptings of the Spirit to produce its fruits that we can find in Galatians 5:22.  The Lord Jesus has truly equipped us to witness to what we have come to know and believe. Such an awesome God we serve….have a very spirited sunday my good friends, fr dan