I ALMOST FORGOT! I AM THE CELEBRANT FOR THE CATHEDRAL'S EF PENTECOSTAL GLORY MASS AT 1:00 PM TODAY! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE, LAFAYETTE SQUARE THAT IS!
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On Pentecost, Jesus crowned His life and teaching by sending the
Holy Spirit into the hearts of Mary and the Apostles and three thousand
converts. In them and through them, began a new generation of men, a
new supernatural family, a new Mystical Christ embracing members of
every race. Jesus gave His own Holy Spirit to be the soul of His new
Mystical Body. That body, the Church, which rested with Him in germ
beneath Mary's Heart and was born of His pierced side upon the Cross,
came into its full, active maturity on Pentecost. The Holy Spirit came
in visible form to begin His invisible activity.
INTROIT Sap. 1:7
The Spirit of the Lord has filled the
whole world, alleluia! and that which contains all things has knowledge
of His voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Ps. 67:2. Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee before Him.
V. Glory be . . .
O God, who this day instructed the
hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that
through the same Holy Spirit we may always be truly wise and rejoice in
His consolation. Through our Lord . . .
LESSON Acts 2:1-11
When the days of the Pentecost were
accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there
came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming: and it filled the
whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted
tongues, as it were of fire: and it sat upon every one of them. And
they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they began to speak with
divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak.Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.And
when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were
confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own
tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: "Behold, are
not all these that speak Galilean? And how have we heard, every man our
own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and
strangers of Rome, Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we
have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God."
Alleluia, alleluia!V. Ps. 103:30.
Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Alleluia! (Here all kneel.)
V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
SEQUENCE Holy Spirit, come and shine On our souls with beams divine Issuing from your radiance bright. Come, O Father of the poor, Ever bounteous of your store, Come, our heart's unfailing light.
Come, Consoler, kindest, best, Come our bosom's dearest guest, Sweet refreshment, sweet repose. Rest in labor, coolness sweet, Tempering the burning heat, Truest comfort of our woes.
O divinest light, impart Unto every faithful heart Plenteous streams from love's bright flood. But for your blest Deity, Nothing pure in man could be; Nothing harmless, nothing good.
Wash away each sinful stain; Gently shed your gracious rain On the dry and fruitless soul. Heal each wound and bend each will, Warm our hearts benumbed and chill, All our wayward steps control.
Unto all your faithful just, Who in you confide and trust, Deign the sevenfold gift to send. Grant us virtue's blest increase, Grant a death of hope and peace, Grant the joys that never end. Amen. Alleluia!
GOSPEL John 14:23-31
At that time, Jesus answered and said to him: "If
any one love me, he will keep my word. And my Father will love him
and we will come to him and will make our abode with him. He that
loveth me not keepeth not my words. And the word which you have heard
is not mine; but the Father's who sent me. "These
things have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the Paraclete, the
Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you
all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have
said to you. Peace I leave with you: my peace I give unto you: not as
the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled:
nor let it be afraid. You have heard that I said to you: 'I go away,
and I come unto you.' If you loved me you would indeed be glad,
because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I. And now I
have told you before it come to pass: that when it shall come to
pass, you may believe. I will not now speak many things with you. For
the prince of this world: cometh: and in me he hath not any thing. But
that the world may know that I love the Father: and as the Father
hath given me commandments, so do I. Arise, let us go hence."
OFFERTORY ANTIPHON Ps. 67:29-30 Make lasting what You have wrought in us, O God; in Your temple in Jerusalem let the kings offer presents to You, alleluia!
SECRET Bless our offering, O Lord, and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Spirit. Through our Lord . . .
COMMUNION ANTIPHON Acts 2:2, 4 Suddenly there came a sound from
heaven, as of a violent wind blowing, and it filled the whole house
where they were sitting, alleluia!And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began speaking of the wondrous deeds of God, alleluia, alleluia!
POSTCOMMUNION May the coming of the Holy Spirit
cleanse our hearts, and, as a heavenly dew, water them to bring forth
good fruit. Through our Lord . . .