Sunday

20 May 2018

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11  The Holy Spirit fills the place where the disciples gather, igniting the church.

Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34  God’s Spirit renews the face of the Earth.

1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Galatians 5:16-25  The Spirit bestows many gifts and is known by many fruits.

John 20:19-23 or 15:26-27; 16:12-15  Jesus bequeaths his Spirit, the bearer of peace and the witness of truth. 

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

We hear different “giving of the Spirit” stories today: the spectacular events in the “upper room” and the risen Jesus’ breathing the Spirit on the disciples when he first appeared to them.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Exciting developments!

When was the last time you got really excited about something? Children find such a question easier to answer. They get excited about snow falling. Or an unexpected day off from school. Kids get excited about a test being canceled, a favorite show starting on TV, a grandparent showing up on the doorstep, finding a brightly colored leaf on the sidewalk.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Catch fire!

Catch the spirit! Celebrate the spirit! We’ve got spirit! Schools, businesses, yes, even churches set aside time to fire up people so that they will perform better, respond faster, show more excitement about what they are doing.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Unexpected trust

Ali is a simple carpenter now, but his boss, Abe, knows that he was once a colonel in the army–strong, disciplined, brave, and loyal. Abe respects this carpenter, maybe even fears him a little, and to the surprise of many, trusts him implicitly.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Peak experiences

"To be alive, and feeling free, and to have everyone in our family!” Forty young guys sang out those words at the top of our voices. We were on retreat in our senior year of high school.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We call on God for strength to live in the Spirit.

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Quotes

Quotes

Come, Holy Spirit. . . . You, Spirit of truth, are the reward of the saints, the refreshment of souls, light in darkness, the riches of the poor, the treasury of lovers, the satisfaction of the hungry, the consolation of the pilgrim church.

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