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INSPIRATION
PENTECOST WEEKEND ISSUE
June 9-11, 2000,     vol. 11, no. 106


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DAILY LITURGY FOR PENTECOST WEEKEND

    FRIDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Acts 25: 13-21
    Responsorial:  Psalm 103: 1-2, 11-12, 19-20
    Gospel:   John 21: 15-19

    SATURDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Acts 28: 16-20, 30-31
    Responsorial:  Psalm 11: 4-5, 7
    Gospel:   John 21: 20-25

    PENTECOST
    SUNDAY
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Acts 2: 1-11
    Responsorial:  Psalm 104: 1, 24, 29-31, 34
    Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13
    or Galatians 5: 16-25
    Gospel:   John 20: 10-23
    or John 15: 26-27; 16: 12-15

       This weekend we finish up Easter Time on Friday and Saturday, also celebrating the Feast of Saint Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church on Friday. On Sunday the Church celebrates the "birthday of the Church" with the Solemnity of Pentecost to commemorate the day the Holy Spirit was sent to alight on the Apostles and the Blessed Mother of God inbuing them with special Gifts of the Holy Spirit. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vigettes on these feasts, see DAILY LITURGY.

The DAILY WORD

Taken from the Gospel for Pentecost Sunday
"The disciples therefore rejoiced at the sight of the Lord. He therefore said to them again, 'Peace be to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.' When He had said this, He breathed upon them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained'"
John 20: 20-23: 14-19


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenStarting out with a clean slate

   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".


    "Every human being at his birth has everything to learn. His mind is a kind of blank slate on which truths can be written. How much he will learn will depend on two things: how clean he keeps his slate and the wisdom of the teachers who write it."


May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit.

The Gospa's message for May "Dear children! I rejoice with you and in this time of grace I call you to spiritual renewal. Pray, little children, that the Holy Spirit may come to dwell in you in fullness, so that you may be able to witness in joy to all those who are far from faith. Especially, little children, pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that in the spirit of love, every day and in each situation, you may be closer to your fellow-man; and that in wisdom and love you may overcome every difficulty. I am with you and I intercede for each of you before Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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