This weekend we celebrate Pentecost Sunday. This is the Birthday of the Church...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHURCH!!!!
The Holy Spirit came down upon the Apostles like Tongues of Fire and inspired or animated their mission to "Go and make disciples..." With the gifts of the Holy Spirit they were able to do just that.
We too have been given this special gift promised by Jesus when we were baptized. And we were sealed with the Holy Spirit when we were confirmed.
Several of our youth were Confirmed on Saturday, May 23, by Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey at the Corpus Christi Cathedral.
Several more youth will be Baptized, Confirmed and receive Holy Communion at the 10:30 am and 4:30 pm Masses on Sunday, May 24.
Congratulations to all of them!
The Easter Season concludes on Sunday, May 24. We will begin Ordinary Time on Monday.
Welcome to all visitors coming to Rockport to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend Holiday. We hope that you celebrate Mass with us here at Sacred Heart.
Let us keep in mind what this holiday truly is about. We remember those brave men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for fighting for and protecting the freedoms we continue to enjoy. May they rest in peace.
Let us never forget!
Some time back I made reference to a particular bible that I like to use in preparing homilies and just in general as it also offers study questions. The name of the bible is The New Catholic Answer Bible.
For more information on this particular bible go to www.TheNCAB.com It is offered by Fireside Catholic Publishing. You can also check Amazon for new and used.