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Pentecost Sunday: The Spirit: the law of the new Israel

Jesus promised his disciples that he would not leave them alone and that he would send the Spirit (John 14:16,26). Today we celebrate the feast of that gift of the Risen One. John has placed the outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Easter to show that the Spirit is the gift of the Risen One. 
 








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Pentecost Sunday: Katoliko

Sa pagbasa sa aklat sa Mga Gawa ng mga Apostol ay sinabi, “Namangha sila sapagkat sinasalita ng mga alagad ang mga wika nila. Sa kanilang pagtataka ay kanilang nasabi, “Hindi ba Galileo silang lahat? Bakit ang atin-ating katutubong wika ang naririnig natin sa kanila?








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Pentecost Sunday and Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

JUNE 4 – PENTECOST SUNDAY. 
Mass of the Solemnity, Gloria, sequence, Creed, preface for Pentecost (red). 
Readings: Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23.
 
JUNE 5 – ST. BONIFACE.
Mass of the memorial (red). 
Readings: Tobit 1:3; 2: 1b-8; Mark 12:1-12.
 
JUNE 6 – TUESDAY: NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. 
Mass of the day (green). 








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A mandate to continue his mission

Jesus promised his disciples that he would not leave them alone and that he would send the Spirit. Today we celebrate the feast of this gift of the Risen One.
 
While John places the outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Easter to show that the Spirit is the gift of the Risen One, Luke places it with the descent of the Spirit at Pentecost.
 








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The Spirit— hope of a new world

We are at the Last Supper and Jesus promises not to leave the disciples alone, without protection and without guidance. 

He will pray to the Father, and he “will send another Paraclete” that will remain with them forever (v.16). It is the promise of the gift of that Spirit that Jesus possessed
in fullness (Luke 4:1,14,18) and that will be poured out on the disciples.