May 15 - Pentecost Sunday : Renewing and recreating

May 9th, 2016



First Reading Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11
The Holy Spirit descends upon the Apostles gathered in Jerusalem.


Responsorial Psalm  Psalm104:1,24,29-31,34
God's Spirit renews the earth.


Second Reading  1Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Romans 8:8-17
We are all one in Christ Jesus.


Gospel Reading
John 20:19-23



Todayis the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the infant Church. The church isbeing constantly renewed and recreated by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirittakes us (1) from fear and confusion to courage and fortitude, (2) from deathand darkness to life and light, (3)from slavery to the flesh to the gloriousfreedom of the sons of God, (4) from dissension and disharmony to unity andpeace.

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