Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

May 18th, 2013-Pentecost Sunday

Happy Pentecost Sunday!

Welcome to www.reclaimsunday .net!  We are attempting to serve as heralds of the unique role of Sunday in our lives.  It is possible!  On this Sunday the Holy Spirit entered the lives of the disciples though through locked doors, barricaded due to their fears.  The Holy Spirit passes through all barriers.  This is a consolation!  We may even be unaware of ways that we are are closing our lives off from the transformation Christ offers.  He speaks to them saying, "Peace be with you." See John 20:19-23.  He then instructs them to receive (the Holy Spirit) and forgive.  These are very unique birthday presents for the Church!  We may ask, in light of reclaiming Sunday, how may a better practice of Sunday with God as first thought, first love and first breath reorder our time?  Parishes are places of the kingdom of God, even with all our strengths and weaknesses.  In a recent morning of reflection we gathered on a Saturday to prepare for instruction on Penecost followed by a lunch together.  For our small group discussion the opening conversation starter was posed:  "When I gather with my parish community to celebrate the Mass, I feel..."  Such replies were presented: Unity, Renewed, Happier, Sharing, Peace, Excited, Look Foward to, Belonging, Solidarity, Bringing All Needs From Week.  Imagine when this is magnified world-wide in our Catholic parishes!  Reflecting on the gifts of Holy Spirit may be a time today to thank God for the gift of our lives, our brothers and sisters in Christ, our pastors and all yet to know Christ.

Since last Sunday, visit the new addition here on the www.reclaimsunday.net website: 'Divine Mercy Shrine' located in Stockbridge, MA, USA.

Peace!

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26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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