The Feast of Pentecost on May 23 celebrates our full insertion into the life, death, resurrection and mission of Jesus Christ. The risen Christ breathed on his disciples and they received his Holy Spirit. Pentecost ushers in a new creation; His risen life dwells within us. Pentecost is our birth into new life. We now share in the mission of the Son through the Spirit. May the Holy Spirit’s new life course through us and give us renewed courage and strength of purpose and vocation. May we preach boldly and witness heroically to the world the saving love of God, and our mission to “renew the face of the earth”.