Praise and gratitude to the Lord God always and a most blessed Pentecost to all of you.
We have so much to be thankful for as we were able to finish the Easter Season in the last few weeks by celebrating Holy Mass with a congregation.
This weekend marks the completion of the Easter Season with the solemn commemoration of Pente- cost. Fifty days after Our Lord’s glorious Resurrection and ten days after His Ascension to the right hand of His Eternal Father. This solemnity commemorates the Holy Spirit descending upon Mary and the remaining Apostles in the form of tongues of fire.
Throughout the history of the church, many people call this solemn day the “birthday of the Church.”
As we move from the Easter Season back to Ordinary Time, we must always be mindful of the Holy Spirit working in our daily lives. After all, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Peace, the Spirit of Joy, and the Spirit of Love, are at work in our lives every day.
These attributes of the Holy Spirit are indicators that The Spirit is a mover, and we must remain co- operative and docile to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and His wisdom always.
Our 24-hour votive candles were initially ordered in March from a New York vendor. Subsequently, due to the pandemic, the order was delayed.
We are now using a different vendor, and the candles are expected to arrive early next week. In the meantime, light a spiritual candle in your heart with prayer and supplication to Jesus. Thank you for your patience and understanding
Our Lady of the Valley Parish community wishes to say thank you to our Director of Religious Edu-cation David Seals, for his hard work, dedication, and faithful execution of his duties to our parish family. Please join me in thanking David for his ministry and in wishing him well in his future endeavors. God bless you and your family, David.