Reponsorial PsalmLord, send our your spirit, and renew the face of the earth
Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of La Vang,
Today is the birthday of the Church, the Feast of the Pentecost. On Tuesday of this week, our parish, 61 students of our confirmation program of our parish have received the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Confirmation Mass was celebrated by Bishop Daniel W. Walsh, the former Bishop of the Diocese Santa Rosa in Northern California. Together with Father Bao Thai and the entire parish, we want to congratulate to 61 confirmation students and their families. May the Holy Spirit continue to inspire you with His gifts so you always live out your faith and love.
Regarding our capital Campaign, I am very happy to report to all of you that for the last two weeks our parishioners have pledged over $ 300,000 dollars. We still have a long way to go yet. Please consider your pledge for Christ Cathedral and our new building Campaign. Please send in your pledge card and donations. Remember you can pay up to 4 years installments. Please consider $ 3,000 dollars per family for 4 years. May God through the intercession of Our Lady of La Vang reward each one of you for your love, support and generosity to our diocese and our parish.
Pentecost literally means 50th. It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews and a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus by the Christians. For Christian Pentecost marks the end of the goal for the Easter season. For Christians, is it a memorial of the day of the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and the Virgin Mary in the form of fiery tongues, an event that took place fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus. The feast also commemorates the official inauguration of the Christian Church by St. Peter’s apostolic preaching, which resulted in the conversion of 3000 Jews to the Christian faith that very day.
In celebrating the feast of the Pentecost, we need to permit the Holy Spirit to take control of our lives, by constantly remembering His holy presence, and behaving well. We have to pray for His daily anointing so that we may fight against our temptations and controls our evil tendencies, evil habits and addiction. We need to ask the His daily assistance to pray well, listening to God through meditative reading of the Bible and talking to Him. Lastly, we also ask the Holy Spirit to come and renew the face of the earth. Amen
Your humble servant in Jesus Christ and Our Lady of La Vang
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