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Grace and power of the Spirit in Confirmation

Fifth Sunday of Easter Fr. Anthony Brankin


We had a wonderful event this week. The Holy Spirit confirmed about three hundred young men, women, and adults. Thousands came to Saint Odilo this week to four Confirmation ceremonies to pray for our young people. And may I add, that half of the children also received their […]

The baptism of healing and protection

Third Sunday of Easter Fr. Anthony Brankin


I always wondered why we have Baptisms on Holy Saturday night. This year we had four, other years we have had up to fifteen and maybe thirty Confirmations and First Communions. But what is the connection between the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday and the Sacrament of Baptism? It […]

They died for love of Jesus, and it was the Holy Spirit who gave them the strength

Pentecost Sunday Fr. Anthony Brankin

Of course, today we celebrate Pentecost—the day when the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit, was introduced to the world. We see in the Scriptures where the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin in the form of tongues of fire. And immediately—inspired by […]