SAINTS

NEW FEATURE BEGINS SUNDAY

Beginning Sunday, we will offer a new feature on this website: Saint of the Day. Each day, we will feature a different saint with interesting information about his or her life. This material is compiled by A.J. Valentini, who also writes the “Our Catholic Heritage” column for “More Good News” and also has re-compiled the […]

PANDEMIC

MUSIC VIDEO: “SHELTER ME”

“Shelter Me” (Rev. Michael Joncas) The Rev. Michael Joncas composed and published “Shelter Me” in response to the global crisis of Covid-19. Spiritu’s members recorded the song from the shelter of their homes. “These are difficult times for all of us, individually and globally, Shelter Me” is my attempt as a church composer to find […]

PARISH NEWS

Video: Mass for Pentescost Sunday and the Holy Spirit

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where he disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Today we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost. The wonderful gift given to Mary and the Apostles after Jesus’ resurrection was the Spirit of Peace. God’s peace is also our gift — renewing our lives and bringing new energy to our world.During this time of pandemic and suffering, we pray for God’s Spirit of Peace […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

For the Vigil of Pentecost, the church offers choices for the Old Testament Reading: (1) The Building of the Tower of Babel experience which Pentecost transforms with the gift given to the Apostles to communicate in all languages (2) Moses’ experience of God of Law in fire presages the coming of God’s Spirit of Love […]

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UNIVERSAL PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

Please respond: Come to us, Spirit of God. Spirit of Unity and Forgiveness,  break the barriers of whatever separates our human family in the church, in our nation and in the world. We ask: Come to us, Spirit of God. Spirit of Love and Discernment, inspire us to place our time, energy and gifts at […]

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BREAKING OPEN THE WORD

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you.” (John, 14) The great feast of Pentecost, […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

Next week we celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. This feast has come to be known as Trinity Sunday. It always is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost; a fitting time to recognize the holiness and blessing of the Holy Trinity in God who is Father, Son and Spirit. The Scriptures for Year […]

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JESUS’ SACRED HEART – GOD’S BURNING LOVE

The month of June is dedicated in the Catholic calendar to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose celebrated on the Friday of the third week after Pentecost (June 19, 2020) . The Sacred Heart image often depicted in art and sculpture as a wounded heart, sometimes encircled by a crown of thorns and radiating light […]

PANDEMIC

LITANY TO THE SACRED HEART

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, Formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Spirit, United substantially to the Word of God … Inspire our care for each other. Fill our children and youth with understanding, Pregnant mothers with hope and vision, Families with courage and gentleness. Heart of Jesus, […]