A Blessed and Happy Pentecost!

We are all familiar with the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, fear of the Lord, counsel, fortitude, knowledge and piety. In Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, he speaks of the “fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience,

kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” These gifts and fruits have been given to us, mortal human beings. They are given to us, not just for ourselves, but help us live a full Christ life. Do you use these gifts and fruits each day or are they waiting to be used? They don’t disappear, but they can be hidden, waiting to make a difference in your life. What a blessing that God cares for us so much that He showers us with these gifts and fruits. Which gifts and fruits do you use the most; which the least?

This Sunday our Korean Community is holding its annual Bazaar on Broadway between 31st and 32nd Streets. There is deli- cious Korean food and Korean treats. There are many booths with clothing and other items. If you have never sampled Korean food, this is an excellent opportunity to try the various types that are cooked at the Bazaar. There is a raffle and you can get tickets there. They will be there from 10 AM to 5 PM, so stop over and treat yourself. Much dedication and hard work goes into this Bazaar each year. Thank you!

Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.