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Pentecost Sunday May 19, 2013

In one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. -- I Corinthians 12:13a


Saturday 4:00 5:30 7:00 May 18 - (Vigil for Sunday Obligation) PM GL +Harry Miller PM AD Special Intention PM RR Mother's Day Novena #7

(Vigil for Sunday Obligation) - Trinity Sunday 4:00 PM RR In Honor of Our Blessed Mother 5:30 PM AD +Irene Egan 7:00 PM MJ In Reparation to Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament Celebrant's initials are in italics, viz., Fathers: Ambrose Donehue, Gerard Lee, Jerry Mudd, Michael Joyce, Reginald Reddy and Richard Biasiotto.

Sunday May 19 - Pentecost Sunday No Masses on Sunday - Chapel Closed Monday 10:00 12:10 5:10 6:30 May 20 - St. Bernardine of Siena AM RR Mother's Day Novena #8 PM RB +Gelsomina Tavarozzi PM AD +Robert & Delia Bufe PM MJ +Albert Huba


The following persons were added to the list from April 28 through May 4: Linda Cannella, Lou Ann Carlstrom, Thomas Kennedy, Rosemary Knorr, Gabriel Lambeth, Adrianne Monfasani, Karen Reepmeyer. The names of those enrolled on subsequent dates will be published in future editions of the Bulletin. THE DAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT John's Gospel tells us that when Jesus "breathed" on the disciples, the Holy Spirit came into them, empowering them to forgive sins and to gather all people into union with one another. The book of Genesis had explained the divisions among nations with the story of the Tower of Babel. In rebellious pride, human beings had struggled to become equal to God. The result was chaos, strife, the inability even to speak the same language among themselves. Today's reading from Acts tells how the Spirit has just the opposite effect. Strangers from many nations hear and understand one another, each in his or her own tongue. This message of unity in the Spirit is repeated in the reading from Corinthians. There are many gifts, many ways to serve. One way is not "higher," nor one person "better" than another. There is but one Spirit, who accomplishes all the different works we do, acting through us.

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Tuesday May 21 - St. Christopher Magallanes and companions (10th of the 13 Tuesdays Before the Feast of St. Anthony) 10:00 AM RB Mother's Day Novena #9 12:10 PM RB +Lucy Kleinman 5:10 PM AD +Rosemary P. Daly 6:30 PM MJ +Fr. Elmer A. Wagner, OFM Wednesday May 22 - St. Rita of Cascia 10:00 AM MJ Honor & Thanksgiving to The Holy Spirit 12:10 PM MJ Mass for the Sick 5:10 PM AD +Rosemary Daly 6:30 PM RR Joshua Project Thursday May 23 - Weekday 10:00 AM MJ Benefactors (L + D) 12:10 PM MJ +Jeanne Arico 5:10 PM RR +Ann, Jerry, & Stephen Sullivan 6:30 PM RB +George R. Taylor Friday May 24 - Weekday 10:00 AM RR +Paulina Murmanis 12:10 PM RR +Theresa Frangella 5:10 PM RB Franciscan Mass League 6:30 PM RB Intentions of Fr. Gerard Lee, OFM Saturday May 25 - St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi 10:00 AM RB +Patricia Montgomery 12:10 PM RB +Robert McAllister

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Today we are at the fiftieth day of the Easter celebration: seven weeks of seven days, a week of weeks, now culminating in a festival fiftieth day. While the liturgical color of the Easter season is gold, on this last day we have red. For the first thousand years of the church, there were no firm rules for using colors. Only wealthy churches could afford a full array of colors, and most places used the best vestments, no matter the color, for the greatest feasts. The Church spelled out an exact plan for color, including red for Pentecost, only in 1570, but local differences held on until the 1800s. Color experts tell us that red is a hot color, best used for fast-paced, upbeat, active experiences. It is hard to be neutral before red, as any matador will tell you. It invites commitment, draws you in. It is a stimulating color, engaging the eye, stirring hunger. It is the most fitting color for this day when we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit into our lives, a dynamic presence overturning neutrality in favor of passion and commitment.

--James Field, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

Though phlogiston has long been shelved, its theory is not so far removed from how the Spirit of God burns in our lives, nor is it far from the gifts that God's Spirit sets aflame in us. If some effort of ours glows with light and heat, it may be a sign of much Spirit, sort of like phlogiston. On the other hand, if in our effort to shine there's not even a spark, it's quite likely that that is not where the Spirit has settled into us. It might be better to pay attention then to some other aspect of life. The struggle is to make sure that our imagined passion and where the Spirit of God wants us to be are one and the same so that the former does not cause us to stray from the latter. How does anyone know if they are where they should be? St. Paul says that the Spirit gives each of us our own dose of divine giftedness, our own spark with which to shine, but it's not given to us for our own glory or fun or feel-good self-image but for the good of others, for the community, for building up life. John's Gospel suggests one other such test--whether or not we're at peace. That, too, is the Spirit's gift.

--Rev. Joseph J. Juknialis Copyright (c) 2012, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.

LIVING GOD'S WORD As we go through life, we need to find out where the Spirit wants us to be. Often, however, it's not the same as where we would like to be, or think we should be. It may be that at such times we're wrestling with the very Spirit of God.

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REFLECTING ON GOD'S WORD In the Middle Ages, when science seemed to be stepsister to the arts, people thought that phlogiston was what made something burnable. The more phlogiston, the more readily flammable was the way they understood physics' inner workings. It explained why rocks did not burn and why straw readily did. PRIESTS ADMINISTERING THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION THIS WEEK Monday 20 Tuesday 21 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Reginald Richard Michael Michael Reginald Richard Richard Michael Michael Reginald No Confessions No Confessions No Confessions Ambrose Ambrose Ambrose Reginald Richard Ambrose Ambrose Ambrose Reginald Richard Michael Michael Reginald Richard Richard Saturday 25 Richard Richard Richard Reginald Reginald Reginald

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