28 May 2023

Solemnity of Pentecost, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle Solemnity of Pentecost, Cycle A


Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11  The Spirit arrives in driving wind and dancing flame to alight on the new church.

Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34  The Spirit of God created the world and continues to renew it with the breath of life.

1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13  No matter who we were before, we are baptized into one body in Christ.

John 20:19-23  Jesus imparts to the church the breath of the Spirit and the power to forgive.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Have you “retained” the sins of anyone who has harmed you in some way? If so, would you be a freer person if you forgave them?

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Exploring the word

A new kind of power

We live in a world in which power is the greatest and most valuable form of currency. People seek it, steal it, fight for it, and kill for it. The most heinous and desperate acts known to history come from the quest for power.

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Homily stories

You can, you can, you can

When I think of Pentecost, I think of teaching my younger daughter to ride her bike. It was about this time of year many years ago that she was ready to try riding without training wheels.

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Homily stories

Walk the talk

At the wake of the priest who had died suddenly, I overheard among those standing around sadly that they felt he had "walked the talk." That is an interesting expression.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We ask for the forgiveness the Spirit of God gives us.

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At Pentecost . . . . like the limbs of a single   body, the separated members of the human race would be restored to unity by being joined to Christ, their common head, and welded into the oneness of a holy body by the fire of love.

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