By Fr. Troy Richmond
The Holy Spirit fell with power upon St. James Parish, Washington, during its recent three-night mission March 10-12 with Father Greg Bramlage. On Sunday evening, Fr. Greg led us in renouncing all that is evil in the name of Jesus. As we renounced evil, we were reminded of the Father’s unconditional and merciful love for us, his children. Throughout the evening, we experienced the power of the Lord’s presence as we took part in eucharistic adoration while praising and worshipping the Lord in song.
On Monday night the church was again full of many people who desired to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. After we participated in a half-hour of praise and worship during eucharistic adoration, Fr. Greg shared his own personal conversion story. As a young priest he attended a conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. While at the conference, despite his skepticism, Fr. Greg had a powerful conversion as he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
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