SOLEMNITY OF THE PENTECOST SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014,
FEAST DAY AND SECOND BIRTHDAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CHOIR
a) To the Holy Mass:
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This Sunday of the Pentecost, we join the universal Church in the solemn celebration of the Holy Spirit’s descent upon the Apostles and the first Christian community in order to bless the birth of the Church. Filled with the wisdom and strength of the Spirit of the Risen Lord, the Church was sent to proclaim to all peoples and nations the Good News of God’s unconditional love and merciful salvation.
Today the Holy Spirit Choir also celebrates its Feast Day and Second Birthday. May the Holy Spirit bless the Choir members, so that they, filled with joy and gratitude, may sing God’s Holy Name louder and louder.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Acts 2:1-11
The Holy Spirit is the very source of healing power which cured the wound of division among peoples and brought them back to unity in the House of God.
- Second Reading 1 Cr 12:3-7.12-13
Saint Paul teaches the truth that the Holy Spirit always working in the Church helps Christians to serve with their different gifts of divine grace the one and same Lord God in Jesus Christ.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass:
a) Entrance: Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid (EM #104)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 163
c) Sequence: Come, Holy Ghost (EM #103)
d) Offertory: Worthy is The Lamb (EM #88)
e) Communion: Where Love is Found (EM #117)
f) Recessional: Hail, Holy Queen (EM #286)