Olivia is one of our Confirmation students. Her father passed away today - unexpectedly. Olivia was Confirmed just two days ago. It is difficult to know that one of your students is facing something so tragic - so soon after the Sacrament of Confirmation. I find myself telling God that she's barely gotten used to walking with the Holy Spirit. My heart aches for my student. Pray that she will sense the Holy Spirit's presence. Come, Holy Spirit. Send your Spirit upon Olivia to be her helper and guide. Give her the gifts you promised just two days ago, especially courage. Give her courage.