May 20, 2018 --- Pentecost
Theme: Through the Holy Spirit we all share in Christ’s saving mission and love. Through the Holy Spirit we become bigger than ourselves. We become one Body of Christ capable of taking up Jesus’ mission for the Church in the world. Let us be open to the Holy Spirit!
PS 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
1 COR 12:3B-7, 12-13
Reflection on the Word
The Holy Spirit is on your side.
Prayers of the Faithful
Holy Spirit, God, we come to you seeking your guidance in our lives that we may live as Christ has taught us.
Holy Spirit enliven your church that we may become a church that ministers to all people, especially the poor and marginalized. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit give your wisdom to all government leaders throughout the world that they will work for peace, justice and the betterment of all people. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit fill all people with your spirit of peace that war and violence may cease and people can live human lives of love. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit make our U.S. Congress open to your ways of inclusion, hospitality, and the common good, so that they will pass laws benefiting the common good. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit give us your spirit of courage to continue to work for the common good especially when things seem darkest. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit infuse this community with love for all the different cultures and ethnic groups that we may be visible signs of your love for all. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit console all those who must leave their homes in search of a better life and help them find welcome in their new homes. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit grant to all people the strength to grow into people of love, mercy and compassion. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit help this community of St. Charles grow into a more welcoming, loving, inclusive community so all will find a home here. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit gather all those who have died into your loving energy that gives new life for eternity. We pray, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, we thank you for being among us always, enlivening us to do good, encouraging us to move out to help others, and helping us to continue to grow into people of compassion, love and Spirit. We pray all this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Risen Christ breathed on his disciples and they received the Holy Spirit. We now ask God to bless this water and we sprinkle it as a sign of our baptism, when we first received the Holy Spirit.
Gracious and loving God, through Christ’s resurrection and ascension, and the sending of the Spirit, we celebrate our creation and redemption. Hear our prayers and bless + this water which gives fruitfulness to the fields, and refreshment and cleansing to all people. You made the water of baptism holy by Christ’s baptism in the Jordan: by it you give us a new birth and renew us in holiness. May this water remind us of our Baptism, and let us share the joy of all who have been baptized at Easter. We pray this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.
All are invited to our international taste of good food and multicultural celebration in the gym after mass. Please enter the gym through the north doors.
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