Saturday, May 14, 2016

Learn of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and the Gifts to us: Pentecost (8th Sunday of Easter)

Listen to the homily here.


This is the last Mass of the Easter Season
·      Remember that we have had:
o   Easter—Jesus Christ dominated against death
o   Ascension—Jesus Christ went back to His Father
o   Pentecost—the Holy Spirit
·      Our God is Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
Listening again to our Bible today at Mass
·      John 20—as Jesus was visiting his disciples before the ascension
o   “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”  And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’”
o   Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
·      Acts 2:1-11
o   Read that one!
o   Jesus, who went back to heaven, sent out the Holy Spirit
o   “Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.”
The finish of Easter gives a great image of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
·      1 Corinthians 12
o   “No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit.”
o   “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ.”
·      The body as our Catholic Church
o   Like our bodies have different parts
§  Ears
§  Eyes
§  Arms
§  Organs
§  Cells
§  Atoms
o   Jesus Christ is the mystical body for us as a Church
·      I mean, how many different parts we have for our Church
o   Saints
§  St. Peter—our first leader
§  St. Paul—our evangelism
§  St. Sebastian—athletes
§  St. Columban—missionary
§  St. Thomas Aquinas—education
§  St. Theresa of Lisieux—love
§  St. John Paul II—hope
§  Blessed Mother Theresa—poor, sick
o   Different gifts from the Holy Spirit!
o   What about our parishioners?
§  Employees—church and school
§  Volunteers
·      Mass—musicians, lectors, EMs, Sacrastins, Ushers
·      Poor—Clothes?, Dinners at Backus, food, Shelter
·      Adoration Hours
·      Groups—Knights, Tabernacle, Catholic Daugthers
·      Financial, Evangelism
§  Time, talent and treasure
o   Different gifts from the Holy Spirit!
Our God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

Praise God for this last day of our Eastern Season

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