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Pentecost Sunday C
June 9, 2019

Vigil Mass

Reading I: Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b
or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 3:1-5

Responsorial Psalm 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30
Reading II: Romans 8:22-27
Gospel: John 7:37-39

Mass During the Day

Reading I: Acts 2:1-11
Responsorial Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
or Romans 8:8-17

Gospel: John 20:19-23 or John 14:15-16, 23b-26

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

The Holy Spirit

Ponder what it must feel like for the Holy Spirit of God to pray within you, to comfort you and help you when you call out.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Remaining in the Upper Room

This is not a time of pride for the church. Secular forces are increasingly marginalizing us.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Spirit of the Lord

With the Spirit taking him over, Samson flies into a supernaturally strong fury, which ends only when hundreds of his enemies lie dead.

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Larry Gillick


The new Pentecost is our celebration of how God’s Spirit, sent from the skies, brings forth a harvest of good works through the cooperation of human hands.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Through Our Daily Lives

All of us have been given to drink of the one Spirit, but that Spirit is manifested in different gifts, ministries, and works.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Compare God breathing life into Adam with Jesus breathing the Holy Spirit into the disciples. What does this comparison signify for you?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

The Light

you can
see them
with new eyes

Christ eyes

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