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Sunday, May 30, 2004 - Pentecost Sunday
Gospel -
Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26
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On Sunday, May 30, 2004 we have the readings for Pentecost Sunday.  The Gospel for this Sunday will be one of the two readings listed above, both from the Gospel according to John.  This Sunday we celebrate and remember the Solemnity of Pentecost.  Jesus gave to His disciples, as He gives to each of us, the gift of the Holy Spirit.  He also gave them a mission, which is the same mission you and I share:

"Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you."

We are called to share Jesus' message and His love with the people we meet.  To prepare us to meet this mission, we receive the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:

Wisdom
Understanding
Right Judgment
Courage
Knowledge
Reverence
Wonder and Awe

We can also pray a special prayer to the Holy Spirit, to guide us along our mission:

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.

Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Take some quiet time to pray and talk with God as you color. To color the pictures, click on the small image to enlarge and use your "back" button to return here.

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For more fun:

bulletGo to this week's Gospel Word Activity
bulletEach night this week, before bedtime say the Prayer to the Holy Spirit and a special thank you prayer for receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
bulletJoin my family in praying for peace in our world.  Say a special "Hail Mary", decade of the Rosary, or complete Rosary each day for the intentions of our Holy Father John Paul II and for peace in our world.
bulletTry to spend more time in prayer this week and invite your family to join you.  Pray for special intentions, for peace in our world, and in thanksgiving to God for our many blessings.
bulletThis week we have a great interview with Sr. Mary Catharine Perry which offers information on fostering vocations and supporting religious communities - please take time to read and enjoy this interview.  You will be inspired by the ideas Sr. Mary Catharine shares! Click here to read this interview
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