Prepare for Mass
There appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit were manifested in such a powerful and remarkable way on Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended in tongues of fire upon Mary and the apostles. These early Christians were acquired by God and became a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, the people of God.
But even today, so many years later, our faith is still very much alive. The faith that Jesus – as head of the Church – passed down to Peter and the apostles is made real for us in the Church through the Unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We become members of the people of God through our faith in Christ and Baptism. Our Baptism makes us “born again” a birth of water and the spirit. Catechism of the Catholic Church 781-801
It is the Holy Spirit that makes the Church “the temple of the living God”.
Sunday May 31 2009 is Pentecost
They were filled with the Holy Spirit
Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25
Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15
Pentecost is the day the Church was born.
BIRTHDAY of The Church.
No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except…
by the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is…
…love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.Free to be me – Francesca Battistelli
Jesus said to his disciples:
“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father,
he will testify to me.
And you also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears,
and will declare to you the things that are coming.
He will glorify me,
because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
Everything that the Father has is mine;
for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine
and declare it to you.”