Bishop Espaillat: Call Forth the Power of The Holy Spirit in A New and Radical Way This Year

| 05/15/2024

By: Mary Shovlain

Ahead of Pentecost, May 19, Bishop Joseph Espaillat, Auxiliary Bishop of New York, encourages us to be filled with “the power of the fullness of the Holy Spirit” and to “go out to evangelize and baptize and make disciples of all nations.”

He says that if we think about it, the culmination of Easter is Pentecost.

“What a great joy it is for us as church to celebrate this great solemnity of Pentecost,” he says.“As Catholics, we’re very good celebrating lent 40 days and then we celebrate 50 days of Easter.”

“Unfortunately,we don’t seem to put a lot of emphasis on the vigil of Pentecost,” he continues, “but just like there’s an Easter Vigil, there is a Pentecost vigil. And so, I am inviting all of you to really consider calling forth that power of the Holy Spirit in a new and radical way this year.”

Watch the entire reflection in the video above.

Bishop Espaillat, together with Bishop Josu Iriondu and the team from the archdiocese’s Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Center, invite you to attend this year’s Pentecost Vigil on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 7 PM.

The event will feature preaching by Bishop Joseph Espaillat and Bishop Josu Iriondo, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York.

The evening will include: Praise and worship

Banner parade of prayer groups and ministries

Baptism in the Spirit (“They will receive power” Acts 1:8)

Eucharistic Adoration


All are welcome!

Father Dave Dwyer and Cardinal Dolan talked about the ordination of seven of our Archdiocese of New York priests and the Eucharistic Revival pilgrimage that went through the Archdiocese this weekend.


Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

This past Tuesday night, the high school came together to celebrate student success and the school’s 100% acceptance rate into four-year colleges. Cardinal Dolan even stopped by to give his best wishes.


Patrick Grady

El 24 de mayo la Escuela Secundaria Cardenal Hayes en el Bronx recibió a la Peregrinación Eucarística Nacional para una noche de adoración bilingüe, la cual fue celebrada por el obispo Joseph Espaillat, obispo auxiliar de la Arquidiócesis de NY.


Fernanda Pierorazio