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The Transformative Power of the Holy Spirit is Within You

01-13-2019We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 44, No. 1

The Holy Spirit has the power to transform the world and our lives in it. No matter which readings are chosen for today’s liturgy, we witness God’s power to transform. Isaiah, writing while the Israelites were living in exile, foresees a time when “every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low,” transforming the world around them (Isaiah 40:4). Later, he says God’s chosen one will “bring forth justice to the nations, the eyes of the blind,...bring out prisoners from confinement,” transforming the lives of those in need (Isaiah 42:1, 7). Peter speaks in the house of Cornelius, the first Gentile convert. “God shows no partiality,” Peter says, transforming the outreach of the nascent Christian community (Acts 10:34). Paul writes to Titus that through Baptism and the Holy Spirit, we “become heirs in hope of eternal life,” transforming what happens after we die (Titus 3:7). In the Gospel, John promises that Jesus would baptize “with the Holy Spirit and fire,” transforming their lives (Luke 3:16). Indeed, if we have been baptized, we have the transformative power of the Holy Spirit within us.

How will you use that power to transform the world around you?


Announcements and Events

High School Youth Ministry

Jan 13 6:00pm

in the Teen Room (Faith Formation Bldg, Rm #3)


Council of Catholic Women

Jan 14

in the Parish Center

Please join us and bring a friend.


Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Meeting

Jan 17 6:30

in Faith Formation Bldg., #5.
Social event to follow in Parish Center at 7:30pm.


Migration Mass

Jan 20 5:00pm

at Holy Cross Parish (12600 Marsfield Ave, Orlando)

For more information, contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice, 407-658-1818, x. 1086 or


Vacation Bible School 2019

Jan 24 6:00pm

For children ages 5-12
More details to come!

Volunteers VBS Meeting - Thu, Jan 24 at 6:00pm in the Faith Formation Bldg. Room #5


Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance

Jan 26 7:00pm

in the Parish Center

Sponsored by St. Francis CCW

All proceeds go to benefit local organizations.


Knights of Columbus Officers Meeting

Jan 28 7:00pm

in St. Clare Fellowship Room.

Mental Health Two-Day Workshop

Jan 30 - Feb 1 9:00am - 1:30pm

Jan 30 & Feb 1 at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center (2400 Dike Rd., Winter Park)

Call 407-671-6322 or register online at


Health or End of Life Decisions Informative Talk

Feb 9 9:00am

at Incarnation Church - 1515 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

For more information, please call Clare 407-701-5964.


Find Your Greatness

Feb 22 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Join Dynamic Catholic and speaker Dr. Allen Hunt right here at St. Francis of Assisi!