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PENTECOSTSUNDAY

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MAY 24, 2015

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A SIGNIGICANT DAY

 

UN DÍA SIGNIFICATIVO

         “And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were” (Acts 2:2). The Holy Spirit’s arrival on that first Pentecost was signaled by a rush of wind. We all know what it’s like when our windows are open just as a summer storm rises up. Curtains fly, papers become airborne, house plants shudder, dust is scattered. A rush of wind disrupts the orderliness of our home. The coming of the Holy Spirit, as celebrated each year at Pentecost, can also disrupt ways that have become comfortable and orderly. The Church always needs Pentecost. We need the breath of God’s Spirit to blow away any complacency or malaise that has settled into our faith. Jesus breathes on his disciples and they receive the Holy Spirit. With that reception comes the power to share the Good News of salvation. Today, this is no less true for us.

 

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           “De repente se oyó un gran ruido que venía del cielo, como cuando sopla un viento fuerte, que resonó por toda la casa donde se encontraban” (Hechos 2:2). La llegada del Espíritu Santo en ese primer Pentecostés fue marcada por un viento fuerte. Todos sabemos lo que se siente cuando abrimos las ventanas en el momento en que se levanta una tormenta de verano. Las cortinas vuelan, los papeles se elevan, las plantas tiemblan y el polvo se revuelve. Un ventarrón que perturba el orden de nuestro hogar. La venida del Espíritu Santo, que celebramos cada año durante Pentecostés, también puede perturbar hábitos que se han vuelto cómodos y organizados. La Iglesia siempre necesita de Pentecostés. Necesitamos el soplo del Espíritu de Dios para que disperse nuestras autocomplacencias o cualquier malestar que ha penetrado nuestra fe. Jesús sopla en sus discípulos y reciben el Espíritu Santo. Con esa recepción viene el poder de compartir la Buena Nueva de la salvación. Hoy esa realidad no es diferente a lo que se espera de nosotros.

 

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“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.”  — Mark 16:16

 

 

 

El que crea y se bautice, se salvará. — Marcos 16:16

 

 

 

 

 

PASTORS' MESSAGE

 

  Dear Parishioners and Friends,

    

          TThe Lord Jesus Christ gave a mission to the apostles with his last words: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations ... teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Mt 28:19-20).

 

          The instruction of Jesus Christ to the apostles was a great call to those who became the first bishops and the first missionaries of the Church. They were told to go ad gentes (“to the nations”) - to those who did not know Christ—and to proclaim the Gospel. Through the obedience and faithfulness of the apostles to Christ’s command, His Church has grown and flourished.

 

        The mission of evangelization passes on unchanged to the bishops and to all the Catholics today. The word “catholic” - that is, “universal” - embodies God’s purpose for His Church. He wants to extend to the farthest corners of the earth. He wants to show all people his love and mercy…. Therefore, all Catholics, by reason of their incorporation into the Church at Baptism, should fully participate and cooperate in Christ’s ongoing mission “to the nations”. (“Teaching the Spirit of Mission Ad Gentes: Continuing Pentecost Today”, A Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, June 2005)

 

        Each baptized Catholics are called to be evangelizers, to be stewards of God’s creation. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will give us a heart to pray… a heart to share… a heart to serve…a heart to witness… and a heart to build bridges.

 

        Holy Spirit, who sent Christ Jesus to carry the Good news to the poor, we pray to you: Help us to continue your work by serving the poor, our brothers and sisters.”
—From Come, Lord Jesus by Lucien Deiss, CSSP, copyright © 1976, 1981, Lucien Deiss. Published by World Library Publications. p.181

 

                                                                                          Fr. Bernard Ranoa  &   Fr. Manny Ediza

 

  • REMINDER: Our Annual Auction and Car Raffle will be held on May 30, 2015 (Saturday). There will be two cars to be given away for major prize. Do not miss this opportunity to be one of the lucky winners of a brand new Toyota Corolla 2015. Buy your tickets now. You don’t need to be present to win, but come join the fun. A silent auction will start at 6:00 p.m. There will be plenty of food and drinks.
     
  • We invite you to visit the Philippines and attend the 51st International Eucharistic Congress which will be held in Cebu on January 24-31, 2016. Pope Francis is expected to also attend. A tour in Cebu and Bohol will follow after the Congress. Call the parish office at 619-472-2657 or 619-261-2544 before May 30th for details.

 

“Knowledge of faith is possible only in the Holy Spirit: to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. He comes to meet us and kindle faith in us.”
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 638)

 

 

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