FC #627: 5/19/13: the Solemnity of Pentecost, 4th week of Psalms.
Sunday, May 19: the Solemnity of Pentecost: Gloria, Sequence and Creed: Acts 2:1-11 (They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages.); Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 (Lord, send out Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.); 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 (In one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.) Or Romans 8:8-17 (Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.); Alleluia, alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia, alleluia! John 20:19-23 (As the Father sent Me, so I send you: Receive the Holy Spirit.) Or John 14:15-16, 23b-26 (The Holy Spirit will teach you everything.)
Theme: Lord please set us on fire as You did with Your first disciples. Alleluia!
Last Monday I spoke to a prayer group about the joys and blessings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Early Tuesday morning as my mind began to think, I kept hearing the words, “Give us joys that never end.” The thoughts continue to "float" into my mind as those thoughts developed. I thought of the texts that I sent you the last few weeks about the major work of the Holy Spirit found in John’s Gospel in chapters 14 to 16. Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit is a person not a thing. He is holy and the love between the Father and the Son was placed into us at our Baptism. He is making us more aware of what they want to share with us now if we are open to listen in some degree of peace and quiet. Read more about Friars Corner: Pentecost Scriptures and Teaching