• Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious

Gospel Mk 12:38-44

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
"Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation."

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
"Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood."

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May 24, 2015

Pentecost Sunday / Mass During the Day

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The celebration of Pentecost reminds us to welcome and use the grace of God to benefit others. God’s gifts are meant not only for our individual spiritual welfare but also that of those around us. The Church requires that we share our various blessings and talents for the growth and harmony of our community. And we must recognize that all gifts are of value because they all come from God Himself. “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6).

Christ wants all of us to embrace Him in faith. And we spread His word when we encourage people everywhere to join us as humble, compassionate and committed followers of our Redeemer.

Suggested missionary action:  Let us ask the Holy Spirit every day to guard and guide the Church’s missionaries. Let us also commit ourselves to supporting the needs of the Missions on a regular basis.

“Happy birthday to the Church – and our Mission!” Pentecost is the birthday of the Church – and her mission in our world. Provide a “gift” for the celebration through your support of the Church’s missionary work in prayer and financial help.