This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.
It is the celebration of the person of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus, who were gathered together in the Upper Room. When the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles, they were granted the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Apostles were empowered by those gifts to go out immediately and preached the Good News of Jesus Christ to all creation around the world - even to those who spoke other languages.
We receive those gifts at our Baptism and are strengthened at our Confirmation. They help us to live a Christian life. We are to rely on them every day to empower, enlighten, and instruct us in our daily life. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord. How can you open yourself to allowing the gifts of the Holy Spirit to work more in your life? How can you live Pentecost all year long?
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
How does the Holy Spirit prompt you to use your voice to spread the Good News of the Gospel and the message of God's love, mercy, and compassion?
Join Sr. Marla as she reflects on Pentecost.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Gauging the Spiritual Health
and Wellbeing of Our Community
A growing body of research substantiates the direct relationship between life satisfaction and spiritual well-being. This doesn’t surprise most of us. Yet as communities measure and index quality of life, spiritual health and wellness are not included among the set of key indicators.
Whatsoever You Do, Inc., in collaboration with Resurrection Parish and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, has launched an initiative to study this dimension in Northeast Wisconsin and engage people in conversation around the topic. We need to hear from you! A short three-minute survey is followed by an optional longer, fifteen-minute survey. Then, an in-person focus group opportunity at the Whatsoever You Do House of Hospitality will be available, again for those who opt-in.
Resurrection Parish will also sponsor conversations on these topics of spiritual health, as it links to the Pope’s call for synod conversations, later in June and July. More information will follow about those opportunities.
Complete the survey at
Home Mission Collection - Our Own Needs
This weekend is the annual collection for the Home Missions - Our Own Needs. This collection calls us to work as a family to help our brothers and sisters to share the Love, Faith, and Hope of Jesus Christ. Let us strengthen our Church here at home and in our local communities.
There will be collection envelopes at every door of church for your gift. You may choose to support all four organizations or designate on the envelope those you choose to support. The four major beneficiaries represented in this collection:
• Black and Indian Missions exists to build Christian communities among the Native American, African American, and Alaskan Native people in the United States. Every penny collected is distributed as diocesan grants to support and strengthen evangelization programs. Annually, in our Diocese, we receive grants to assist our parishes in outreach, education, and service to the people of the Menominee Indian Tribe.
• The Catholic Communications Campaign connects people through the internet, social networks, television, radio, and print to Christ. This enables us to spread the Gospel message and reach more people locally and nationally. Half of all funds collected for the CCC remain in our Diocese to support local communication efforts. This collection connects people around the world to the Gospel message of Jesus.
• The Catholic University of America is the National University of the Catholic Church. Your gift enables the University to prepare the next generation of Catholic leadership, both religious and lay. Every donated dollar supports scholarships to assist financially deserving students in completing their education. Alumni include 19 Cardinals, 58 Bishops and over 12,400 priests.
• The Catholic Home Missions assists 40% of Dioceses in the United States. The fragile financial situations, poverty, vast distances, difficult terrain, and lack of priests significantly affects the ability of the Diocese’ mission to offer basic pastoral needs. Home Missions provides financial assistance for Mass, the sacraments and faith formation.
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“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one accord.”
Ruby and Res
Ruby is hoping this beautiful weather sticks around for tomorrow's outdoor Mass and Pentecost Kite Fly.