Apologetics 101: The Holy Spirit

On the great feast of Pentecost, we consider the Third Person of the Holy Trinity.

  • The Holy Spirit has been called the “forgotten God.” We talk a lot about the Father and the Son. But there is so much left to explore about the Spirit.

  • What if that is on purpose? It seems the Holy Spirit prefers to operate in an unappreciated and unrecognized way.

  • The Holy Spirit, in a certain sense, represents the hiddenness, mystery and humility of God.

  • The Holy Spirit is the love shared between the Father and the Son.  The Holy Spirit is a Person, not a vague entity or being.

  • In the history of the Church, the Holy Spirit has been primarily represented by two symbols: a dove and fire.

  • Sometimes in our lives, we need a cheerleader and sometimes we need a football coach. The Holy Spirit knows how and when to be which.

  • Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives us the customized, personalized gifts and encouragement we need to live the Christian life.

  • The Holy Spirit has a unique relationship with Mary, which is related to her humility.

  • In the Gospel, when the angel announces God wants her to become the mother of His Son, Mary admits that she does not know how this can be.

  • Admitting that we don’t know is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of humility. Whenever we humble ourselves before the Lord, the Spirit rushes to shower us with His seven gifts.


ABOUT US

Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish is a Catholic community in the heart of Cheshire. Together we can discover your path to a deeper, more fulfilling spiritual life.

Saturday Vigil Masses:

4PM St. Bridget Church

5PM St. Thomas Becket Church

Sunday Masses:

7:30AM St. Bridget Church

9AM St. Bridget Church

10AM St. Thomas Becket Church

11AM St. Bridget Church

Confession: Saturday 3PM St. Bridget Church

ADDRESS

203-272-3531

 

Parish Office

175 Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

North Campus

St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street 

Cheshire, CT 06410

South Campus

St. Thomas Becket Church

435 North Brooksvale Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

 

rectory@stbridgetcheshire.org

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon

Looking for St. Bridget School? 

St. Bridget School

203-272-5860

171 Main Street

Cheshire, CT

www.stbridgetschool.org

© 2018 by Communications for St. Bridget of Sweden Parish