Pentecost

 

On the Day of the Ascension (celebrated last Thursday), the moment Jesus returned to heaven he spoke to his disciples and friends, he gave them both a mission and invitation: The mission was to “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation.” Gospel of Mark 16:15

At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. At this time, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another. This is where the Catholic Church started.

 

 

Just share a moment of quiet prayer, thanking God for sending us the gift of Jesus, that he shared our life, suffered, died and rose again, that he returned to heaven in order then to send us the Holy Spirit.

We pray in thanks that we have been anointed, have received the Holy Spirit; there is no better way to do this then to pray together in the words given to us by Jesus himself:

 

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen.