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PENTECOST SUNDAY

Pentecost was one of three Jewish feasts in Jerusalem. On this fiftieth day after the Pasch, Jews in remembrance of the Mosaic Law would give thanks to God for their harvest. On this same day the Lord sent the Paraclete whom He had promised. The Holy Spirit came down upon the Apostles gathered in prayer together with Mary the Mother of Jesus, in the Upper Room, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit came as tongues of fire to enkindle charity in us: by which we shall earnestly love God and think little of the world. In the midst of our problems and disappointments the Church remains faithful to the mystery of her birth. While it is an historical fact that the Church came forth on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it. Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past: the Church is always in the Upper Room with Christ in her heart. The Holy Spirit, given to the Apostles as the Counselor, is the guardian of hope in the heart of the Church today.

 

Love in the heart was not put there to stay;

love is not love till you give it away.

WORD HUMOUR

No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words COMPLETE and FINISHED. Some people say that there is no difference but there is. When you marry the right woman you are complete! When you marry the wrong woman you are finished! And if you marry a woman who likes shopping you are completely finished!

 

 

Fr. Chris Heffernan – Assistant Priest

Fr. Brendan Lee –  in residence

 

Phone (02) 6025 1784     Email holyspirit@westnet.com.au

Address 550 Prune Street, Lavington         PO Box 220 Lavington NSW 2641