My dear friends,
What a joy-filled weekend we experienced last
week upon witnessing the ordination and First Mass
of our brother, Father Elvis González. We felt our
love for the priesthood and for our Catholic Church,
and we were all united by the Holy Spirit that came
down upon Father Elvis the moment he was ordained.
I thank everyone who helped him with his
First Mass and reception, and I thank all of you for
your prayers for him. Now that we experienced a
small share of the Holy Spirit last week, I ask you
on this Pentecost Sunday to pray the sequence from
today’s Mass so that the same Spirit may continue
to do great things in our parish and in each of us:
Come, O Holy Spirit, come!
From Your bright and blissful Home
Rays of healing light impart.
Come, Father of the poor,
Source of gifts that will endure
Light of ev'ry human heart.
You of all consolers best,
Of the soul most kindly Guest,
Quick'ning courage do bestow.
In hard labor You are rest,
In the heat You refresh best,
And solace give in our woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
Let Your radiance in us shine,
And our inmost being fill.
Nothing good by man is thought,
Nothing right by him is wrought,
When he spurns Your Gracious WillCleanse
our souls from sinful stain,
Lave our dryness with Your rain,
Heal our wounds and mend our way.
Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful who in You,
Trust with childlike piety,
Deign Your sevenfold gift to send.
Give them virtue's rich increase,
Saving grace to die in peace,
Give them joys that never end.
COME HOLY SPIRIT! God bless,