Vol: 44, No.33 PENTECOST SUNDAY ( A) June 04 2017  
The Love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia. (Rom 5:5)

The liturgy of today celebrates the solemnity of the Pentecost. This celebration reminds us of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles gathered in prayer. The Spirit instils in them the gifts of peace, joy and courage. The Spirit continues to shower upon the Church and upon individuals various gifts to be used for building up communities. For the times we have not recognized the role of the Spirit in us and in the Church, for the times we have not used the gifts of the Spirit for good and for not being docile to the Spirit, let us ask pardon from God. (Pause)

I Confess to almighty God/....
Glory to God in the highest...

O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was first proclaimed, fill now once more the hearts of believers. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns...
(On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and began
to speak as the Spirit gave them utterance).
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (2:1-11)
When the day of the Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (103)
Response: Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.
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