Fr Peters Sermon
sounded like the rush of a violent wind: The Jesus people were swept
out of hiding onto the streets of Jerusalem. On fire for a cause –
Pilgrims in town from many parts of the world heard them. Locals
remarked: They’re all Galileans but everyone understands them speaking
in everyone’s language.
Feeling new freedom and energy, people returned to their home countries
with a great story of something old that suddenly had become something
Every year, we celebrate the beginning of the Church on Pentecost
Sunday. The Holy Spirit comes to be the life and soul of the Jesus
At Pentecost just a year ago, the Catholic Churches of Wellington were
preparing a whole new plan for the years to come. We asked the Holy
Spirit to make us feel new energy as we came together for what was to
be known as “Synod 2017”.
Today in this celebration of the Holy Spirit in 2018, it is right that
we should ask, what grace the Holy Spirit bings this year to our
church. What should we be praying for?
Maybe for people to have a look at what came out of our Archdiocesan
Synod 2017. Remember the theme of the Synod: “Go you are sent……”? The
lead item in this week’s parish newsletter adapts it. “Go you are
sent….to follow up the Synod in your own Parish.”
If you read it with prayer when you get home, you may feel called to
pick up some of the outcomes of the Synod. You may even be inspired to
a feeling of being called to get together to follow up the Synod in our
To the point of contacting our Parish Secretary.