Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pentacost 2013

This week we celebrate the end of the Easter Season with the Feast of Pentecost, the remembrance of when the Holy Spirit descends on the Apostles just as Jesus foretold prior to his Ascension (which we celebrated last week).

The Word for the Pentecost:
        Acts 2:1-11
        Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
        1st Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 OR Romans 8:8-17
        John 20:19-23 OR John 14:15-16, 23b-26

Confirmation, tradition says, is when we receive the Holy Spirit, and gain the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel (right judgment), fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety (reverence), Fear of the Lord (awe of God).  Confirmation is our adult “Amen” to our Baptism (which is why adults going through the RCIA receive this Sacrament right after their Baptism).  But how are these gifts manifest in us?  Are we any different after our Confirmation as we were before?  What does being Confirmed mean to you?  What can we learn from the Apostles from their encounter with the Holy Spirit?  Join us as we dig deeper into these and other questions.


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