Yes! Come in Red (Sunday Best rule still applies!) for mass this weekend, 30/31 May, to celebrate the church’s birthday – OUR birthday! So come join in the fun. WEAR RED or ORANGE!
Pentecost celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles in the book of Acts, ushering in the beginning of the Church. 50 Days after Jesus’ resurrection (and 10 days after Jesus’ Ascension), the apostles were gathered together, probably confused and contemplating their future mission and purpose.
On the day of Pentecost, a flame rested upon the shoulders of the apostles and they began to speak in tongues (languages), powered by the Holy Spirit.
Thus Pentecost is a time for us to celebrate two important realities: the Holy Spirit and the Church.
It is a perfect time to focus on the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our worshipping communities. Pentecost has long been a very important feast in the Catholic Church because it celebrates the official beginning of the Church.
You will notice that the liturgical colour is red as seen in the red vestments and linen. Imagine the Church resplendent in red or yellow at the various Eucharistic celebrations – symbolic of the flame of the Holy Spirit resting upon each of our shoulders!
Come and make the difference 🙂