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Vigil of Pentecost - Waiting for the Holy Spirit

The little-known restored Pentecost Vigil Mass is a hidden gem of the Catholic Liturgy. 

Join us on Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 PM for the Vigil of Pentecost (2002 Missal in Latin with Gregorian Chant)

We will gather and pray with Mary and the Apostles in the “upper room,” as they await the Holy Spirit. This special Mass also fulfills the Sunday obligation.

Just as the Easter Vigil is a powerful celebration of the beginning of the Easter season, the Vigil of Pentecost can be a powerful conclusion. This vigil brings to life a rich and full celebration of the mystery of Pentecost. The mystery of God, through whom Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, call us into a deeper communion, one that transforms us, allowing the Spirit of God to burn brighter in our lives.

Like the Easter Vigil, or the "Mother of all Vigils according to St. Augustine, the Pentecost vigil includes an extended number of readings and texts within its liturgy. The usefulness and beauty of these vigils are grander than they seem, reflecting on a particular aspect of the Paschal mystery — the Life, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ, as well as the descent of the Holy Spirit — in this case, focusing on the last of these mysteries, and more generally on the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church.

You can visit this site for more information on the Vigil of Pentecost.


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