As the Easter season comes to a close we as a parish want to go deeper into the tradition and meaning of the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost. “Through the Spirit He Becomes Flesh” is a series of events and a small effort to help us celebrate and live Pentecost. June 1st we will begin a parish-wide novena to the Holy Spirit, composed by St. Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). Details are below. Then on June 2nd (Ascension) we'll have a talk and presentation on the Ascension and Pentecost. Then on June 9th (Pentecost), five RCIA candidates will be sealed with the Holy Spirit in Confirmation; and lastly, that evening we’ll get together to adore the Blessed Sacrament and sing at our monthly Cor Jesu event.
Edith Stein's Novena to the Holy Spirit
St. Benedicta of the Cross, also known as Edith Stein, composed a beautiful novena to the Holy Spirit, which we propose to pray together in the nine days leading up to Pentecost. We will start Saturday June 1st.
Paper copies of the novena are available now on the big poster displays in the atrium outside church, and electronic copies can be found below.
June 2nd (Ascension Sunday)
Talk & Presentation
St. Michael's Social Hall
Childcare will be available in the nursery
On June 2nd, Ascension Sunday, we'll have a talk by our Director of Faith Formation, P.J. Butler, on the Ascension and Pentecost from historical, theological, liturgical, and existential points of view; as well as a presentation from our Liturgist, Jayne Windnagel, on the Veni sancte spiritus, which we will chant at the Pentecost liturgy the following week.
Sunday June 9th (Pentecost Sunday)
Sacrament of Confirmation
Five adults will be sealed with the Holy Spirit
9:15 a.m. Mass at St. Michael's
Cor Jesu (Heart of Jesus)
Monthly adoration with singing and intercessory prayer
7:15 p.m. St. Mary's Church