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  • Season after Pentecost

    The Sundays after Pentecost in the old calendar of the church use to be counted as "x numbered Sunday after Pentecost."
    Today in the liturgical calendar since the Second Vatican Council these are known as the Sundays in Ordinary Time.
    But these are anything but "ordianry" because we still celebrate the mystery of the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus through the Eucharist each and every Sunday. (They are called "ordinary" because they are "counted" or "ordinal" numbered Sundays.)

    This season as we enter again into the gospel of Luke we hear many of the teachings and healings, signs and wonders of Jesus, we are still a Pentecost people, visted and guided by the Holy Spirit. Let us be open to the Spirit and how she is moving in us and in our communities.

     


     

     

  • Pentecost

    Let us ask the Lord for the grace not to hesitate when the Spirit calls us to take a bold step forward. Let us ask for the apostolic courage to share the Gospel with others and to stop trying to make our Christian life a museum of memories. In every situation may the Holy Spirit cause us to contemplate history in the light of the risen Jesus. In this way, the Church will not stand still, but constantly welcome the Lord’s surprises.
    Pope Francis in "Rejoice and Be Glad" (#139)