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    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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  • 02.08.11
      Please join the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study in a journey through the history of the Catholic Church. Learn about the major people, places and events of two thousand years of church history. A DVD by Professor Steve Weidenkopf will be used, followed by a discussion of the material presented. Join us every Saturday morning at 7:30am in Meeting Room #1.  ...
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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk Holy Spirit - Tongues of Fire
Holy Spirit - Tongues of Fire
Dom Helder Pessoa Camara, former archbishop of Recife and Olinda in the parched and impoverished Northeast of Brazil, a brilliant thinker and one of the Catholic church's most inspired and charismatic leaders of the 20th century, died Aug. 27, 1999. His mystic poetry graces our reflection for Pentecost. The Hebrew word for Spirit is the feminine, Ruah, the Holy Breath:
 
Holy Breathing of God,
I feel you stirring.
 Warmed by this breath good things start  to grow.
Even in strong, wealthy lands
Fresh, mobilizing calls evoke planetary piety,
Winning the hearts and the hands of the caring:
Each in her chosen path,
Each with a special gift,
Take their stand
To create a world more fit for living,
More just and more humane.
 
Pentecost is the week of weeks = 7 days times 7 weeks. One day beyond it brings us to a 50th day, hurling us into a perfected creation. We are the first fruits of a new creation. Our Catholic prayer to the Holy Spirit expresses it succinctly: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.  
 

The holy Breath is more than resuscitation; it is Resurrection, the raising of a new humanity in which God is templed. From the many languages of man comes the eternal language of God, a Word made Flesh, dwelling in our midst.
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Our Parish Worship Committee along with several volunteers have been busy making the dove pins you received today from our Ushers. Please wear them at Mass today as a reminder of the Presence of the Holy Spirit alive in our world.  Watch for the Good Works the Holy Spirit inspires you and others do. Our 2,000 pins were made by: Anne Battaglia, Eva Bednar, Gloria Berry, Connie Boschetto, Barbara Burge, Pam Call, Leslie Cassoff, Rose DeMaria, Joanne McDaniel, Florence Nesaw, Esther Pavlis, Winnie Quinn, Sharron Schaefer, Carmela Valenzi, and Norma Very. Thank you for your time and service to your parish. A special “Thanks” to Grace Munizza for sewing the banners that were carried on Pentecost, to Kevin Daily for constructing the banner stands, and to our Ushers, who helped to distribute the pins and carry the banners.