IGNITE - Bulletin for Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Sunday, May 23rd - Pentecost Sunday - Parish Feast Day!
CHEERS! - A MESSAGE FROM THE
Cheers and Happy Feast Day! This feast of Pentecost is always an important celebration for the entire Christian world, but for us it has an even extra special importance; for we ARE “Holy Spirit Catholic Church”! This is our third Feast Day in our church building and I want to remind you of all the different ways that the “Holy Spirit” is honored in this beautiful space. Let’s start the tour.
As you look at the main front doors (when they are closed), be sure to see the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit etched into the seven blue ribbons streaming from the the “Holy Spirit Dove”. These “Gifts” are: Wisdom, Understanding, Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence and Wonder & Awe.
As you enter the church, the “Dove” symbol is on the glass walls surrounding the Baptismal Font. At the bottom of the font is a large mosaic of the “Holy Spirit Dove” in a Mayan motif: for this font —like much of the art and furnishings in our church — was made in Peru, where the Mayan culture once thrived; for example, in Machu Picchu.
On the right side of the lobby, you see the original work of art “Mary of the Pentecost” — also made by the artists, Artisanos Don Bosco, from Peru. Notice the “Tongues of Fire” dancing above Mary.
On the perimeter walls of the Church, we have the tapestries of the Eight Stations of the Holy Spirit — marking the different movements of the Holy Spirit in Scripture:
1. at Creation;
2. at the anointing of the shepherd-boy, David;
3. symbolized as “feminine” in Wisdom literature;
4. resurrecting the “dry bones” of
5. in the form of a “Dove” at the baptism of Jesus;
6. in the form of “Tongues of Fire” over the heads of Mary and the Apostles in the Upper Room on Pentecost;
7. in the list of the “Fruit of the Holy Spirit” mentioned in Paul’s letter to the
(see that list below); and
8. in the writing of the book of
by John — that the Holy Spirit will usher believers into heaven. The “Fruit of the Holy Spirit” in
(5:22 -23) are these nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. These beautiful tapestries were created by John Nava of California and woven in Belgium.
The tapestry behind the altar shows the “Holy Spirit Dove” descending down the mountains into the valley. That mountain-scape is based on the actual mountains behind — to the west — of our church building.
If you look intently on either side of the tabernacle in our Eucharistic Chapel, you will see the “Holy Spirit Dove” surrounding the tabernacle door.
Finally, all the swirls and waves found on the main front doors, down the center aisle and in so many of the Italian marble furnishings (baptismal font, altar, candle stands, presider and server chairs) also symbolize the movement of the Holy Spirit.
So, there you have it: a virtual tour of our church — so filled with the Holy Spirit.
Happy Feast Day! Have a good week. God bless you.
NEWS FROM THE
Update from the Diocese:
Anyone who is fully vaccinated is no longer required to wear masks on Diocesan properties. The verification of vaccinations will be based solely on the honor system for those visiting our properties.
Out of consideration for the many people who remain medically vulnerable (including certain clergy and the elderly), the Council encourages the continued wearing of masks. The wearing or not wearing a mask, is a personal decision that we all respect.
The Diocese is also encouraging the continuance of social distancing
Church capacity will remain at 80% or 1360 people allowed for each Mass.
We will continue to
our 4pm Mass for those who wish to continue watching Mass at home
on YouTube/Holy Spirit Las Vegas; or through
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MOMENT OF THE
A Wonderful Wednesday! Morning Mass celebrated their first breakfast back since the pandemic started. Over the past 14 months, food was not allowed to be served. This prevented people from having coffee (and food) after morning Mass. That ended this past week as morning Mass brought back (or introduced) 'Wonderful Wednesdays.' While coffee, and light snacks, will be every day after the 7:30am Mass, a bigger 'buffet' of food will be served every Wednesday either outside (weather permitting) or in the Parish Life Center.
BONUS MOMENT OF THE
This past Sunday, May 16th, we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with close to 150 Teens and Adults. We were joined by Bishop George Leo Thomas, Bishop Pepe, Three Deacons (Deacon Rick, Deacon Tom, and Deacon Rich) and Fr. Bill, as well as a packed Church of family and friends. In fact, it was the most full that the Church has been in well over a year. Close to 1300+ people, it was a wonderful, and Spirit-filled, celebration. Congratulations to all of our teens and adults who celebrated this wonderful Sacrament. Come Holy Spirit!
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Read the Readings from this Sunday, Pentecost
; Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23
Use the following discussion/reflection questions in your families, with your spouse, your friends, or even as personal journal questions:
1. What does it mean to “renew the face of the earth”? How do you experience renewal in your own life? What do you do when you need to be refreshed or rejuvenated?
2. A garden needs weeding to flourish, and sometimes our souls need to be renewed as well. Do you feel as though your soul is cared for and yielding good fruit, or is it in need of renewal? What areas of your life are in need of renewal?
3. Have you ever experienced a moment of renewal in your life? What was that experience like? How did it make a difference in your life?
4. The psalmist speaks of God sending down His Holy Spirit to renew the face of the Earth. What is your relationship like with the Holy Spirit?
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost - Our Parish Feast Day! We continue to pray through the power of the Holy Spirit working through us!
I’m standing here with open arms. I’m learning where my help comes from I’m singing like the battle’s won. I’m learning where my strength comes from...
Not by power, not by might, by the Spirit of God. Up to the Heavens I lift my eyes, fully surrendered all of my life
I’m laughing in the face of fear Cause Your perfect love is with me here I’m living in Your victory, cause Heaven is surrounding me
No weapon against me, Your Spirit within me, my help is from the Lord, my help is from the Lord. In joy and in sorrow, today and tomorrow, my help is from the Lord, my help is from the Lord
November 28th - December 13th
This year’s Angel Tree project will be a little different. As you are aware several things are different from prior years: We are practicing social distancing and many schools have not reopened. Many families are without jobs through no fault of their own. The agencies are at a disadvantage since they must use fewer volunteers to assist in their Christmas gift giving programs. We are limited in space for storage and the number of volunteers we can use at one time. Therefore, we are asking everyone to try something new this year…
After all the Masses on the weekend of
, volunteers will be handing out a special Angel tag as you leave Mass. Please consider taking one or two to help a child in need this Christmas. If you are unable to attend Mass and watch virtually, we have inserted an Angel tag in the bulletin that you can print, cut out and attach to your stocking. We will also leave some Angels in a basket in the gathering space of the church if you attend morning Mass during the week.
Here is what we are asking:
Please purchase a 16”-18” Christmas stocking and a Target, Walmart, Visa, etc. gift card (minimum $25). Please be sure to write the amount of your gift card somewhere on the card. You may choose the age and gender (newborn - teenagers) of your Angel just be sure to write that information on the back of the Angel. Put the gift card in the stocking and fill the rest of the stocking with little fun items you think your Angel would enjoy receiving. For many children this might be the only gift they will receive this year. After you have purchased the items and filled your stocking attach your Angel tag to the stocking and follow the directions on the back of the Angel tag. It is important that you give your stocking to one of the volunteers either on Wednesdays or on the weekend before all the Masses.
If you are unable to shop or would like us to shop for you, please put your donation (checks payable to Holy Spirit) in an envelope and label it “Angel Tree”. You can also go online to our website
, go to “Give On Line” and select “Angel Tree. Donations in the Poor Box will also assist with this project.
Thank you for rising to this new challenge and making this Christmas special for many deserving children. God bless you!
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GIFTS OF THE
New Easter and Spring decor plus First Communion masks, and lots of Confirmation and First Communion Gifts.
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Open after all weekend liturgies and
Monday - Friday 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
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: Drop it off at the office or Use the kiosk in the lobby of the Church
: Put it in the collection basket at the altar steps when you attend Mass
: Send it through the mail (5830 Mesa Park Drive, LV, NV 89135)
: Use our on-line e-tithing system (
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: Text "Assist" to
Thank you for your generosity to Your parish!
"Lord, send out Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
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