Pentecost Sunday

This Weeks Readings: Acts 2.1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-7,12-13; John 20.19-23.

The Holy Spirit descends upon us personally and within our community in fire and in light and in multiple languages. He comes with many titles, as Advocate, Comforter, Counsellor, Consoler, and Spirit of Truth. With the arrival of the Holy Spirit there comes the freedom to put our fears aside and to speak and do wondrous things for the Lord. Like the disciples, we are empowered and energized to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Let us become a "Church on Fire", and recognize the gifts of the Spirit entrusted to us. For we realize now that no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit. 

Next Week's Readings: Deuteronomy 4.32-34, 39-40; Psalm 33; Romans 8.14-17; Matthew.28.16-20.

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Season of Pentecost

The Spirit of God is like our breath. God's spirit is more intimate to us than we are to ourselves. We might not often be aware of it, but without it we cannot live a "spiritual life."  It is the Holy Spirit of God who prays in us, who offers us the gifts of love, forgiveness, kindness, goodness, gentleness, peace, and joy. It is the Holy Spirit who offers us the life that death cannot destroy. Let us always pray:  

"Come, Holy Spirit, come."

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

How blessed the parish is to have so many volunteers giving of their time and talent in service to the parish community, serving in so many different ways.

Volunteers please join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. The morning will begin with Mass at 8:30 am followed by a gathering in the large hall for some breakfast and some fellowship.

We are indeed the hands and feet of Jesus.
Thank you for offering your time and talents in service to the Lord. We praise Him for giving you the gifts you possess and the hearts to share them.
Thank you for being Jesus' hands and feet among us. 

St. Vincent de Paul Collection

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) will be collecting household cleaning products on behalf of the local food banks and families in need in our community on the weekend of May 30 & 31, 2015.  

Your donations of laundry detergent, fabric softener, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, dish detergent, paper towels and sponges, will be greatly appreciated. Please see the signs near the SSVP boxes for a complete list of suggested items. A volunteer will also be at San Lorenzo to collect donations.