As we near the conclusion of the Easter Season, our minds and hearts turn toward the risen and ascended Lord who sent the Holy Spirit upon his disciples. His promise to be with us always gives us hope and strength to persevere during these unsettling times. May the Holy Spirit empower us to face courageously whatever may come and cause us to rejoice in our blessings and even in our sufferings,
“knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance
produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does
not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our
hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5: 3-5).
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas encourages all of us to join him with renewed vigor in praying our diocesan novena to the Holy Spirit in thanksgiving for the gradual restoration of public liturgies on the great Solemnity of Pentecost. The novena begins on Friday, May 22 and concludes on Saturday, May 30. The links to the novena, in both English and Spanish, may be found on the following diocesan webpage: https://toledodiocese.org/page/easter#_pentecost