In Celtic tradition the Holy Spirit was depicted in lore as a Wild Goose. Why? Like a goose, the Holy Spirit goes where it wills. In preparation for Pentecost, I invite you to view at your leisure 14 video segments on the Holy Spirit at: www.thewildgooseisloose.com (one a day). The Wild Goose Project by Franciscan Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is “a simple attempt to invite Catholic Christians into a more profound life giving relationship with the Holy Spirit.” Please find the time to view the segments; begin today. Let us pray that those who join us on Pentecost Sunday, May 15th , may be renewed by the Holy Spirit.
Again – Why do we need to spend all this money on restoring our church organ? 1) Because few people can just go up there and play it. Few organists can automatically transpose hymns around the defective keys, stops, and circuits on our organ. 2) Because an anonymous donor gave an initial gift to us of $100,000.00 specifically to restore our organ. That is only a third of what we need. We either return the gift, or meet the challenge. We are nearing the half-way mark to restore what is considered the liturgical instrument of Catholic worship. 3) Because the beauty of this church is in what we see, hear, and do in it. Visitors say: “beautiful church”, “good homilies”, “felt welcomed”, but nothing about our praise of God in song. It’s sad to see people at Mass mumbling through music when they want to sing. Let’s support our worshippers and choirs, and fill the church with song for the glory of God. Fr. Dan