The Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese has launched a “Year of the Holy Spirit”, which aims to be “a remarkable period of spiritual enrichment and transformation” for the archdiocese. Source: Catholic Voice.
Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop launched the Year of the Holy Spirit last weekend, during the archdiocese’s annual pilgrimage to Eden. The year follows on from the archdiocese’s “Year of Walking Together”.
“My hope as your Archbishop is that the Risen Lord Jesus will continue to shower the Holy Spirit upon us afresh in our time and place. May the Lord say to us in mercy: ‘Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, you have great faith’,” Archbishop Prowse said during his homily in Eden.
“Let us pray for deeper faith by consecrating this upcoming year to the Holy Spirit’s guidance and Mary’s intercession.
“Let us not walk too fast for the Holy Spirit. Doing this will only produce mere practical outcomes and resources that are not the fruit of ‘pondering and treasuring’, like Mary.
“All our efforts and energies would then produce only a modern form of a ‘Tower of Babel’ in the Archdiocese – impressive structures that produce no conversions to God.
“On the other hand, let us not drag our feet behind the movement of the Holy Spirit in our midst. To do so will only produce a pietistic Archdiocese who refuses to evangelise all the Gospel, to all the world, all the time,” Archbishop Prowse said.
The archdiocese has launched a website, www.yearofholyspirit.org.au, which Archbishop Prowse said had many resources to explain the aims and approaches of the year to help parishioners “receive this transforming current of grace of the Holy Spirit”.
Parishes get ready for the Year of the Holy Spirit (Catholic Voice)