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Sunday,  May 15th, 2016

This Sunday is Whitsunday (Pentecost).

From An Introduction To The Liturgical Year with text by Inos Biffi:


The Outpouring of the Spirit

At the end of the fiftieth day from the Resurrection, the Lord, glorious at the right hand of the Father, sent the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples.  On the Feast of Pentecost, which is as solemn as that of Easter, the liturgy commemorates this outpouring.  This is a very great gift of the Father, won by Jesus on the cross.

The Holy Spirit is the life of the Church.  From the Spirit, the source of every grace, the Church receives the words of Christ and the wisdom to understand them.  By the Spirit, the body of Christ is consecrated in the Eucharist, and the other sacraments are made efficacious.

It is the Spirit who, guiding Christians to Jesus, makes them recognize him and forms him in their souls.  It is also the Spirit who infuses Christians with wisdom and the light of counsel.  And it is he who gives force to their preaching.

Pentecost concludes the Easter Season, and Ordinary Time begins again.

The Living Vine Collection

The Women and Sunday School of Saint John’s will be collecting items for The Living Vine maternity home. Please help by donating toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, and Kleenex. New or gently used car seats, strollers, and bassinets are greatly needed. Collection bins can be found in Cranmer Hall through May 22.

We will follow are regular schedule this Sunday. The Church School Supervisor will be Scott Howard,  and the Dad Squad Morning Assembly leader will also be Scott Howard.  

The Lesson for children in Pre School – 5th Grades on Pentecost given by Father O’Brien.

Mark your calendar!  The last day of 9:30 Sunday School will be May 22nd.  During the 10:30 service we will have church school awards, presentation of the church school painting, and the Psalm Psingers will sing.

This week the youth class will meet with Father Dunbar.

This  Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  for Adults

Father O’Brien – The Holy Spirit – Reading Room – Third Floor Cranmer Hall