Pentecost Sunday - the feast of the founding of the Christian Church when the Advocate promised by Christ enters the believing community to guide and protect it until the second coming. It's the celebration of God’s hand guiding the Christian community from its early beginnings to today.
"Without Pentecost the Christ-event - the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus - remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect on. The Spirit of Jesus comes to dwell within us, so that we can become living Christs here and now." Henri Nouwen
'Descent of the Holy Spirit' by Mikhail Vrubel (1885)
Readings for Mass of the day
Acts 2: 1-11 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak different languages.
Ps 103. R. Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
1 Cor 12: 3-7, 12-13: In the one Spirit we were all baptised making one body.
Alleluia, alleluia! Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia!
John 20: 19-23: As the Father sent me so I send you: Receive the Holy Spirit.
Homily Studio podcast
For a 30-minute conversation about the scriptures for Sunday listen HERE
Prayer to the Holy Spirit with lyrics attributed to St Augustin HERE
Songs to the Holy Spirit: Pentecost hymns. Sunday7pm choir HERE