When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:1-4)
Pentecost is a feast of the universal Church which commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Virgin Mary and the Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ.
Pentecost one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season, in which the Holy Trinity is fully revealed and beginning of the Church is celebrated. “Christ’s Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, manifested, given, and communicated as a divine person: of his fullness, Christ, the Lord, pours out the Spirit in abundance.” (CCC, 731) “By his coming, which never ceases, the Holy Spirit causes the world to enter into the “last days,” the time of the Church, the Kingdom already inherited though not yet consummated.” (Ibid. 732)
The Church traditionally prepares such a solemnity with a Vigil (from Latin vigilia — “wake”), a liturgical celebration on the eve of a Christian holiday.
Young adults are invited to participate in the Vigil of Pentecost at Miles Christi which includes: the Rite of the Fire and the Gifts, the Singing of the Liturgy of the Hours with the Blessed Sacrament exposed and the Reception of Holy Communion. Cook out, bonfire and time for socializing will follow.
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