Sacred Vocations Month
June is Sacred Vocations Month in the PNCC. Please pray for our Bishops, Priests, Deacons, students, lay ministers, and for an increase of sacred vocations. Thanks for praying!
June Message from Bishop Jerry
Here we are in June, technically the beginning of Summer. June is often a month of new beginnings, and it heralds graduation:
The Church is not isolated from this newness. As church families, we celebrate these happy moments with the youth of our parishes. At the beginning of the Summer, we all think about the time for rest. We
need a vacation and look for a place to go with our families. We also think about the work of our parishes. We all know that we have Summer events in our parishes. Please find the time, and become a volunteer during these fundraisers.
In June, we all experience the descent of the Holy Spirit, Who is coming to us as our Counselor, our Paraclete, our Comforter to dwell within us and guide us; it is the surging power of the Divine. This year we celebrated this Solemnity just on the last Sunday of May. As we go daily, let’s stay on our toes and sensitive to the nudging of the Spirit because the Spirit is a change agent.
Listen to Joan Chittester in her book, In Search of Belief. “The Spirit of God moves us to new heights of understanding, to new types of witness, to new dimensions of life needed in the here and now. The
static dies under the impulse of the Spirit of a creating God. We do not live in the past. We are not blind beggars on a dark road groping our separate ways toward God. There is a magnet in each of us, a gift
from God that repels deceit and propels us toward good. The Spirit of God is wild, breathing where it will, moving as it pleases, settling on women and men alike. The Spirit is God with us, around us,
breathing us to life.” I wish everyone that this month will pass under the sign of God’s love and that we also rest in communion with our Creator while resting.
Have a blessed June!
Please fly your flag, if able!
June 14 to 17
YMSR Men’s Retreat in Waymart, PA
Word of God Sunday in the PNCC
July 31 to August 3
Diocesan Youth Gathering
Registration materials are out
August 9 to 11
NUC Music Workshop