Originally posted on TheWildGooseisLoose.com

“At the center of the Church is the Eucharist, where Christ is present and active in humanity and in the whole world by means of the Holy Spirit.” – Pope St. John Paul II

The Eucharistic liturgy is saturated with the presence of the Holy Spirit. From the moment you decide to go to Mass the Holy Spirit is active and alive. Sadly, many people don’t experience the Holy Spirit, and attending Mass becomes a chore for them rather than a life giving encounter with Jesus. In this segment we will look at a few of the many ways that the Holy Spirit is present in the Mass that will enable you to encounter God when you attend the Liturgy.

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Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is well known to youth conference attendees from San Diego to Nova Scotia. An internationally popular speaker, he spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through his dynamic preaching, writing, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches. Father Dave’s books include Spiritual Freedom: God’s Life Changing Gift, Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus, and the forthcoming Encounter Jesus: Discovery to Discipleship. He held several ministry positions at Franciscan University and also served as the director of Seminary Formation for his Franciscan community in Washington, D.C. Father Dave is presently the director of Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic and preaching outreach of the TORs.