This weekend Catholics will celebrate the feast of Pentecost, recalling the grace-filled gifts of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Christian Church. This package of resources from our partner Catholic News Service show the Spirit as active in our lives when we need his comfort and his gift of the divine power to forgive.
Forgiveness, the Holy Spirit’s gift to be given to others
Made in the image of God, we have a divine capacity for forgiveness, writes Mary Marracco. Unforgiveness is unhealthy, but we can be re-created by receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit and gifting forgiveness to others.
‘Come, Holy Spirit’
One of the more striking medieval texts in the Roman Missal, “Veni Sancte Spiritus,” is a poem that reminds writer Shemaiah Gonzalez to call on the Spirit and he will be near in our time of need.
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103