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Pentecost Day

Dear Friends: Pentecost Day is approaching. Like the tornado signaling her arrival with the rumble of the freight train, can you hear the Holy Spirit making her way across the land? This day is as old as the origins of Judaism in which Leviticus 23 commanded the fledgling people of God: And from the day after the Sabbath… you shall count off seven weeks…. fifty days; then you shall present an offering of new grain to the Lord. In addition to the celebration of the barley harvest, this day had also been linked to the time between the Exodus from Egypt and the giving of the Law to Moses at Mount Sinai so that it became understood as the moment of eternal commitment, the marriage feast, between God and God’s people . For these reasons thousands of Jews from across the diaspora were visiting Jerusalem, filling the streets on that Pentecost day in the year 33. It was part religious festival, part state fair part massive family reunion. Into this, the Holy Spirit blows. Veni Sancte Spiritus. Come, Holy Spirit, come. Join us this Sunday, 10 a.m. at Meadowbrook Park (1300 Dugan St.) for the annual Pentecost Feast and picnic. Wear your red t-shirt, bring a chair, and a dish to share, and an openness to encounter the gift of the Spirit. Peace and Blessings to you,

Fr. Kevin+