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The disciples received the Holy Spirit!

Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Mark 10:4
Sunday, June 8, 2014 Volume 2, Issue 23
The Holy Spirit inside YOU The Holy Spirit inside YOU The Holy Spirit inside YOU The Holy Spirit inside YOU
Today is Pentecost! Jesus prom-
ised His friends, His disciples,
that God would send a helper to them.
The Helper is the Holy Spirit, and to-
day we celebrate the day the disciples re-
ceived the gift of the Holy Spirit. The
Holy Spirit came to them and helped them
to live a new life...a life following Christ!
Did you know you have this same Helper?
Yes! Right inside of you! After you were
baptized, you received Holy Chrism. Thats a special oil that shows you
have the gift of the Holy Spirit. In fact, do you know what the priest said
when he put the oil on you? He says, The seal of the gift of the Holy
Spirit. So, you have this same gift of the
Holy Spirit inside you. But why? Youre not
one of Christs first disciples. No, but you still
need a helper a helper to live a new life...a
life following Christ!
Did you know that you can always ask the
Holy Spirit to help you follow Christ better?
He is your Helper!
The Holy Spirit is shown as a dove The Holy Spirit is shown as a dove The Holy Spirit is shown as a dove The Holy Spirit is shown as a dove
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Of course, we dont
know exactly what
Saint Onuphrius
looked like. Here are
three icons of him.
They all look a little
different, but what do
they have in com-
mon?
Can you find
these words in
the jumble?

CHRISM
DESERT
DISCIPLES
FOCUS
HELPER
ONUPHRIUS
PENTECOST
SPIRIT
L K Q S P E N T E C O S T H E
K E X U Y R W P S Y V B E W J
X E X C T U U U Q V W L W L K
G S N O U P I J S E P X H Q M
Z H B F H R O O I E G K E K L
T R U G H B X U R M S I R H C
D H Z P H I T O C Q W O F F S
J I U V K F V U U K K W D W U
T N S M I R M K V G R G G S S
O R L C B H G F U F E H S H T
L B E K I I J B R B W M P L R
O G G S J P G W J E N D I Q L
Y P M O E W L K K Y K Q R J N
Q M S Z W D A E H R R D I S Q
P M X T J Z A K S M Q N T E U

A DESERT FATHER
SAINT ONUPHRIUS OF EGYPT
Have you ever been to the de-
sert? Maybe youve visited Arizona or
maybe even somewhere like Egypt. Eve-
rybody knows that the desert is a very hard
place to live. Today, we can bring water into
the desert with canals and irrigation. But
long ago, it would have been hard to sur-
vive. In the daytime, it can be awfully hot.
At nighttime, it can be extremely cold. And
if you dont have enough water, you just
cant live there.
So why would somebody go to live therewithout food, without water,
without clothes! Saint Onuphrius lived in the harsh desert in Egypt. He
went there so he could focus on praying to God. He could focus on
growing closer to God. In the desert, all by himself, Saint Onuphrius
wouldnt have to worry about the things we worry aboutmoney,
school, our neighbors, and so on. He could just think about God.
You probably arent going to leave for the desert anytime soon. But you
can think of Saint Onuphrius. What would you pray to him about?
Maybe you can ask him to help you with praying? Maybe you can ask him
to help you focus on God, too!
We celebrate St. Onuphrius the Great on Thursday, June 12th.
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