This week we celebrate Pentecost Sunday.
Pentecost is celebrated on the 50th day (the seventh Sunday) from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31).
The stained-glass window over the north door of the main entrance of the church depicts the descent of the Holy Spirit. An interesting note is that the windows over the main entrance are not the originals from F.X. Zettler, the company that designed and installed our fantastic windows. Those windows were stolen decades ago by people posing as workmen. The windows we now have are copies of somewhat lesser quality.
Readings are available on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website: www.usccb.org
On Saturday, May 22, the 5PM English and 7PM Spanish Masses will be live-streamed on YouTube. You may access the live-stream by clicking on the YouTube logo under “CONNECT WITH US” at the bottom of the website frontpage. These Masses will be available for future viewing as recordings by clicking the same YouTube link.
The Archdiocese of Chicago continues to update the COVID-19 protocols for attending Mass in person. Although the city and the CDC have made new recommendations, for the time being, reservations and masks are still required for attending Mass here at St. Padre Pio.
Mass Intentions are available with the following link:
Mass Intentions for Pentecost Week