Pentecost! What a difference that one day, that single event, made in the life of the Church!
Without the Spirit, the apostles would have remained confused and fearful. With the Spirit, they grew in understanding of Jesus’ message and became bold sharers of the Good News.
The Holy Spirit’s power can frighten us or embolden us—or both! Much depends on our attitude and receptiveness to God’s will. We pray that you will invite the Spirit to guide you and enliven your faith—at Pentecost and beyond!
As you take time this summer to recharge, be sure to recharge yourself spiritually. Continue to reflect on the Sunday Gospels. Read a good spiritual book or two—or more! And pray for your students—this past year’s and those you will meet in the fall. And be assured of our prayers for you!
May 13 was the last lesson of the 2017–18 year of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. If your classes continue beyond that Sunday, there are free Late Close Lessons at each level that include general lessons on the parables and Creation, as well as one for Pentecost. They are available for Seeds, Promise, Good News, Venture, and Visions.You will note that the first Late Close lesson online is marked as Lesson 2. This is because Lesson 1 is for the Ascension, which was the final lesson in this year’s Gospel Weeklies. Those who have purchased the Activity Books will find three additional Late Close Lessons for each level there as well.
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