The Pentecost event is one full of drama, a powerful display of nature in which people are changed and improved.  In the midst of this, they are all ONE. There is tremendous UNITY in the midst of the diversity that is celebrated on that First day of Pentecost.

As journey together in this time of COVID 19, we are reminded in many ways how we are ONE and need to be at this time.  Let’s take a look at those occasions where the “ordinary” have become “extraordinary”:

  • We are able to overlook differences a little easier at this time, especially in family and our co-workers.
  • We are able to be more one with nature – less pollution, a desire to get out and do some gardening.
  • We see those in need as our brothers and sisters, so we tend to be more aware of the need to reach out to food banks, those who have less.
  • On the global front, our hearts are touched by those areas in the world where the VIRUS has been more lethal.  In this we realize a global effort is essential at this time.
  • We experience a sense of unity with each of us in our parish, yet we are not able to gather to pray together for a while longer.
  • If you are in school, you miss your friends and realize how special they are to you.

We end the Easter Season on Pentecost Sunday. It is a time when you would renew your baptismal promises. I would ask that you do this as a family at this time. 

Renewal of Baptismal Promises

Leader: Do you reject sin so as to live in the freedom of God’s children?

All: I do

Leader: Do you reject Satan, father of sin and prince of darkness?

All: I do

Leader:Do you believe in God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth?

All:  I do

Leader:Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?

All: I do

Leader:Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, and forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting?

All: I do

Daily Scripture Reading:

Sunday May 31 – (John 20.19-23)

Monday June 1 – (John 19.25-27)

Tuesday June 2 – (2 Peter 3.12-15a,17-18)

Wednesday June 3 – (2 Timothy 1.1-3,6-12)

Thursday June 4 – (2 Timothy 2.8-15)

Friday June 5 – (2 Timothy 3.10-17)

Saturday June 6 – (2 Timothy 4.1-8)