Pentecost Sunday – May 19, 2024

Theme: “Go and Proclaim: Receive the Heavenly Helper”

First Reading: Acts 2: 1-7, 12-21

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104

Second Proclamation: 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 13

Gospel Proclamation: John 16: 1-15

Homily by Fr. Romie- Jun Peñalosa

In this Sunday Mass Homily at Saint Michael Kalibo, Fr. Romie- Jun reminded us about the Holy Spirit. As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, may we also remember the reason of the celebration – the coming down of the Holy Spirit so that God’s love may manifest through us.

Mary’s “Yes” when Gabriel told her that the Holy Spirit will come upon her led to Jesus being brought down on earth. Our “Yes” to God will always produce something good. “You will be witnesses when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.”

The Holy Spirit will guide us to all Truth. And since Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life, the Holy Spirit leads us to Jesus.

To know Jesus is to love Jesus. And loving Jesus can only be done through the work of the Holy Spirit. The person who loves Christ, knows Christ, and becomes a witness. The person who loves Jesus has the fire of the Holy Spirit burning in his heart.

The love of the Holy Spirit is strong. And when we have that love in our lives, people will know Jesus. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to flow in us, that we may overflow with the presence of God to others.

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