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May 29-31, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 104

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Celebrating the Birthday of the Church: Pentecost

     Sunday is the glorious Solemnity of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary in fulfillment of the promise of her Divine Son Jesus Who told His disciples that He would send His Spirit and that He would be with us always. This feast, which separates Easter Time from Ordinary Time, is generally regarded as the "birthday of the Church" though it has its origins in Matthew 16: 18, when Christ said to Peter His chosen Apostle, "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." For the liturgy, readings, explanation and meditation for Pentecost as well as the last two days of Easter Time and the Feast of the martyred Saint Justin on Monday, click on LITURGY FOR PENTECOST WEEKEND

Friday, May 29, 1998

Saturday, May 30, 1998

PENTECOST SUNDAY, May 31, 1998

SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST: DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


(Though it is not officially celebrated today because it is superceded by Pentecost, May 31 is the traditional Feast of the Visitation which we also highlight below.)

FEAST OF THE VISITATION OF MARY TO HER COUSIN ELIZABETH

Monday, June 1, 1998

SAINT JUSTIN, APOLOGIST AND MARTYR


Pentecost: Time to reflect on the cold, hard facts

     In this weekend's editorial, we bring you the second part of the editorial begun yesterday in which we detail how satan's "black fire" has created enough smoke that it has slowly been blotting out the shining Son. This has created a frost among souls and as the temperature plummets so does virtue and common sense, until the soul is frozen in a glacial mass. Only by heeding God's Will and His Commands can we hope for a thaw of so many hearts and souls, iced in indifference and rebellion. That is the subject of this weekend's commentary Cryogenics of the Soul. Click on this weekend's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Cryogenics of the soul!

Michael Cain, editor


Pentecost honors the Sanctifier in the Year of the Holy Spirit

     In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto, emphasizes the significance of the Year of the Holy Spirit and this year's Pentecost, that day that transformed a cowardly band of men into bold, courageous saints who would go to the ends of the earth (as known in those times) to spread the Gospel they had been given by their Master and to die for Him. She calls us to call on the Sanctifier to pour out His Spirit on us as well in these times which are so critical.. For her column, Holy Spirit, Pour Yourself Out on us!, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

HOLY SPIRIT, POUR YOURSELF OUT ON US!


May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

PROVERB OF THE DAY

"He who walks uprightly fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways spurns Him."

Proverbs 14: 2



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