About 10-15 miles south and east of where I live is the beautiful community of Lacombe and home to St. John of the Cross Catholic Church. And this year, they are the home of the 2017 Holy Spirit Novena!
Tonight is night 5 and I was asked to participate by assisting at Mass and proclaiming the Gospel.
It was another high point, a milestone, in my nearly 9-year journey as a Permanent Deacon.
Let me say that for a rainy night in the middle of the week, the church was packed, the Holy Spirit was powerfully present, the music and the preaching specially anointed.
It was an awesome evening!
Come Holy Spirit, come!