Blessed Pentecost Sunday to all! 50 days after Easter, the Holy Spirit descended upon the once terrified Apostles and gave them powers beyond their imagination and they began to speak in foreign tongues. They were no longer filled with fear for the Spirit promised to them by the resurrected Christ had taken over and empowered them to do marvelous things. May each of us experience this same strength daily as we encounter opportunities to boldly proclaim the Gospel by word and by action. Happy Birthday, Church!