I am sure by now you are aware that churches may open for private worship during Phase 1. However, we are to adhere to the guidelines of MCCY. We are in the process of fulfilling all the necessary requirements.
As such, we are unable to open the church for now. We will strive to see to the necessary execution and implementation of the proper and safe measures as indicated by MCCY.
Please check the parish website and Facebook for updates.
The Priests of the Church of the Holy Spirit
The Solemnity of Pentecost
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
What is Pentecost all about?
St Paul in his Letter to the Ephesians (4:7), connects Easter, the Ascension and Pentecost when he references
Psalm 68:18 – “He went up to the heights, took captives, he gave gifts to humanity.”
Christ is the Messiah, the victorious King, who fought and won the decisive battle of world history, the battle with sin and death.
Now He exercises the victor’s right to distribute the spoils of war. But what are these spoils?
The gift of God is God Himself, the Holy Spirit.
Men have always found this both too much and too little.
Many expect quite different gifts from a Redeemer than those St Paul describes – house, money, good food, travel, success, other people’s esteem, comfort, security, but not the Holy Spirit.
For in reality the Holy Spirit is the opposite of all these things.
He is a tempest: making us restless with our possessions, our comfort, our dubious compromises in life,
and exposes us to ridicule by putting us in the service of the truth
and obliging us to exercise the self-control that loves the other person “as myself”.
It is this tempest that frees man from himself and makes him true and kind.
It is the most radical of all revolutions, it is the only real hope for the world.
Pentecost awakens us to this silent energy of divine goodness which is knocking at the door of our hearts and wanting to refashion them.
Whether you make room for the Holy Spirit, the gift of the new creation, and receive “the power from on high” or not, the choice is yours.
(this reflection is adapted from a meditation by Pope Benedict XVI from his book “Seek That Which Is Above”)
On Behalf of Fr. Cornelius, Fr. Paul and Fr. Jovita I wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Feast Day.
Fr Richards Ambrose
Love Offerings / Donations
In the current situation where Covid-19 pandemic has prevented us to worship in the church, Church of the Holy Spirit appeals to you for your continued supports, so that the church can continue its maintenance and to carry out its pastoral functions for the community.
We thank you for your generosity and for doing your part in the fight against the current pandemic. We pray that God continue to bless you and keep you always.
Kindly refer to this information on various ways you can make your donations / love offerings.
Weddings in the Catholic Church
As of this announcement, dating couples intending to enter into marriage in the Catholic Church will be required to book the date of the Church wedding one-year in advance.
The booking will confirm upon the couple signing the acknowledgement of the necessary requirements that the priest will explain to them.