PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018

23 05 2018

Saturday, May 19– 4:00 PM ✞Bernard Kachinko – Wife Mary Ann Kachinko & Family
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Petitions to the Mother of God

Sunday, May 20 – 8:30 AM Pentecost Sunday
God’s Blessings and Good Health for All Parishioners
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Petitions to the Mother of God
2:00 PM Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery

Saturday, June 26 – 4:00 PM ✞Michael Sirak – Michaelene Ostrum

Sunday, June 27 8:30 AM First Sunday after Pentecost SUNDAY OF All Saints
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST

The glorious feast of the Resurrection concludes with a feast also most glorious and great – and that is, the feast of the Pentecost. After the Nativity and Resurrection of Our Lord this feast belongs to the greatest feasts in the Ecclesiastical Year. The Descent of the Holy Spirit is, as it were, the seal on the work of the salvation of the human race accomplished by the Son of God. On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit himself anoints the Apostles as preachers of the Good News of Christ. On this day the Church was born and began to function. The Holy Spirit ever guides, enlightens, sanctifies and preserves her on the path of truth. The Holy Feast of Pentecost deserves our special attention because of its history, liturgy, and significance.
The principal motive for celebrating Pentecost in the Church of the New Testament was the event of the Descent of The Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. Thus, this feast is also called the day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit or the day of the Holy Trinity. The following well-known prayer to the Holy Spirit from the service of the Pentecost found its way into our daily prayers: “Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of truth, everywhere present and filling all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell within us and cleanse us of all stain and save our souls, O Good One.” All our church services begin with this prayer.
The Church of the Old Testament had a custom on the feast of Pentecost of covering the floor of their homes and synagogues with fresh grass and adorning their homes and synagogues with the branches of trees and with flowers as a sign that, when the Law of God was given at Mount Sinai, all nature was in bloom. Presumably, the Apostles also observed this custom and decorated the upper room with greenery and flowers. This custom was also taken over by the Church of the New Testament. From this custom, Pentecost received another name namely, “Green Sunday”. Flowers and greens are a sign of life and therefore became a symbol of the life-giving Spirit. Just as nature in springtime is renewed with greens and flowers, so too, holy Church and her faithful are renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The event of the descent of the Holy Spirit was most fruitful in its effects and had great significance for the Apostles and the first Christians; it has this same significance for the whole Church everywhere and always.
The Holy Spirit bestowed upon the Apostles the gift of tongues, the gift of understanding the Scriptures, and the gift of fortitude in preaching and professing the holy faith. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are truly numerous and great. St. Paul speaks of them in his letter to the Galatians: “But the fruit of the spirit is: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness and goodness, faith, modesty, continence.” The Holy Spirit has also descended upon us with his gifts in the Sacrament of Confirmation and he has anointed us as soldiers of Christ and mad our bodies His temples.

Sanctuary Light: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 19–26 by Ann Beshada for a Special Intention.

THANKS: Our thanks to the few men and women who came out to clean our church this past week. We are very lucky to have such kind people to share their time to work in the Lord’s House. God’s blessing on all of you.

Mother’s Day: Names omitted from Mother’s day list: Mary Kosar by Vera Hubick and Anna Dempsey by Anna Magill.

THE SHROUD OF TURIN: The daily visitation of the Shroud of Turin is 10:00 am-1:00pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00pm, May 15 to 27th. Liturgy at 10:00am and rosary at 4:30 pm daily. One exception May 23rd there will be no Liturgy at at 10:00am. At noon will be Liturgy of the Hours.

Monday May 28th – A Memorial Day Liturgy will be at Transfiguration of Our Lord with the closing of the Shroud at 10 am.  For all deceased veterans of Ss. Peter & Paul and Transfiguration of Our Lord.  If you have a deceased family member, or friend, you would like remembered in the liturgy, please submit their name to Fr. Walter.

Panakhyda at Parish Cemetery – Father Walter requests for you to please try to be present for the Panakhyda Service at our parish Cemetery. Remember your loved ones in prayer at this Sunday’s service beginning at 2:00 PM.

DOMES: Bishop Andriy has given his Apostolic Blessing, allowing us to go ahead with the painting of the domes. M & B Painting plans to start this project Monday of this week.

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