Here you will find the resources we used and the recordings both video and audio from the weekend.
Friday Evening – Who is the Holy Spirit
Scripture: put out into the deep Luke 5:1-11
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.
He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”
Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
Audio of the Gospel Passage
Listen to the Gospel being read by Elaine Flynn
Audio of the Opening Reflection
Listen to the reflection on the Gospel that Paul facilitated
Audio of Talk given by John
Fr. John gave a talk entitled Who is the Holy Spirit?
Scripture: Jesus breathed on them – John 20:19-23
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. .”
Litany of the Holy Spirit – From Richard Rohr
Pure Gift of God.
Promise of the Father
Life of Jesus
Pledge and Guarantee
Reminder of the Mystery.
Knower of All Things.
Overcomer of the Gap.
Always Already Awareness.
Mutual Yearning Place.
Hidden Love of God.
Fire of Life and Love.
Nonviolence of God.
Seal of the Incarnation.
First Fruits of Everything.
Father and Mother of Orphans
God’s Secret Plan
Great Bridge Builder
Warmer of Hearts
Space between everything
Winds of Change
Cloud of Unknowing
Deepest Level of our Longing
Softener of our Spirit
Will of God
Generosity of the Creator
The One Sadness
The Welcoming Within
New and Eternal Covenant
Contract written in Our Hearts
Desiring of God
Richard Rohr speaking about this Litany of the Holy Spirit
We played Veni Sancte Spiritus
Letting Go Prayer
In this moment,
I let go of all thoughts and concerns.
When I let go, I am able to receive.
When my hands are formed into tight fists,
I cannot open my hands to receive anything.
When I hang onto tight control,
When I close off my heart and my spirit,
I cannot receive your blessings for me.
I let go to receive your blessings.
Letting go in this moment,
I receive your loving presence around me and within me.
Help me to let go when I am feeling overwhelmed,
so that I may receive your peace.
Help me to let go when I feel fear so that in fear’s place I may receive your peace.
Help me to let go when I feel fear so that in fear’s place I may receive love and courage.
I let go of problems and challenges in order to receive your guidance and clarity.
I let go and trust you.
I will not fall.
You will catch me.
I let go and trust in the still, small voice inside of me.
Help me not to struggle but to surrender my struggle to you.
I gladly receive this gift of letting go and letting you lead me and guide me.
Saturday Morning – How can I be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
Audio of the Opening Reflection
Audio of the talk given by John?
Talk by John on How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit
Copies of the other resources used are below.