“We need to be on fire again,
for our hope is no longer an easy hope.
We live in a culture of despair within
which Pentecost can no longer
be taken for granted.
Hence we must take upon ourselves
the burden of the time
and refuse to make the Holy Spirit
a piece of private property
but a spirit that matters.”
-Mary Jo Leddy
This weekend we celebrate Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and disciples of Jesus who were gathered in the Upper Room. Pentecost is one of the most important feast days of the year. It marks to end of the Easter season and celebrates the birthday of the Church.
On that day, the Upper Room was filled with a strong driving wind and tongues of fire rested upon the heads of those gathered. They were able to speak in different languages in order to go out and preach the Gospel. It was such a wild event that some people in Jerusalem thought the Christians were drunk. But the events taken place were fueled by the Holy Spirit.
In addition to speaking different languages, the Holy Spirit empowered the Apostles and Disciples with the gifts and fruits necessary to spread the Gospel to all nations.
The seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord. These spiritual gifts are given to us by God and are intended to guide the way we live our lives. It’s God’s hope that we nurture these gifts in order to become who God wants us to be.
Signs that we are appropriately harnessing these gifts are the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The presence of these fruits in our lives is a good sign that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are guiding our lives.
Virtual Retreat from Busted Halo
Memorial Day isn’t just the unofficial start of summer. It’s a day to remember those who have made extraordinary sacrifices in the service of our country and the local community.
This Memorial Day, Resurrection remembers all who have served and sacrificed on our behalf. We honor those who died in military service to our country. We can also recall, honor, and pray for all those we know who have lived lives of service and sacrifice for the good of others. It is through Jesus's example of ultimate sacrifice and faithfulness through his Passion, death, and Resurrection that we learn what true sacrifice is. Jesus’ greater purpose for this sacrifice was our well-being—that we might have life and have it abundantly.
Busted Halo’s Virtual Memorial Day Retreat guides you through moments of reflection and thanksgiving for the soldiers, police officer, and firefighters who have given their own lives in the service of others.
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called
your sons and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died for the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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
The descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost must have been a wild experience. Those present didn't have control over what was happening. But it was the day the work of the Spirit began. And it continues today. The Holy Spirit changes and reinforces us so that we may go out to the world to be Christ for others. Join Fr Paul as he reflects on Pentecost, the birthday of the Church and the renewal of the face of the earth.
This Weekend's Bulletin
(click to read)
Quick Journey through the Bible
Over the past year, the adults who attended the Generations of Disciples nights traveled the timeline through the Bible.
Resurrection is offering all Churches of the Home the opportunity to view the eight, half-hour videos.
A Quick Journey Through the Bible provides the clearest, easiest, and most accessible way to understand Scripture. It simplifies the Bible through an easy-to-follow narrative approach and an ingenious color-coded Bible Timeline. It is an excellent way for you to get the “big picture” of Salvation History from the Catholic perspective, and to see how the Bible reveals God’s loving plan for your life.
Due to copyright, the website to view the videos is password protected. The password is: GreatAdventure
Living With Real Presence
In Our Community:
A Morning of Res On Mission
Join parishioners of all ages in prayer and service on
Saturday, June 10
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Following a Eucharistic Procession to all four corners of the Resurrection Parish property, teams of people will engage in service throughout the community. How do you get started?
Please complete the following short form either online or by emailing the information to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1.
For more information,
please contact Tony Pichler in the Parish Office.
We are the Body of Christ! On June 10 we will be a visible presence of this reality to the Greater Green Bay Community!
Last Chance To Share Your Thoughts!
The Journeying To Emmaus With Real Presence Listening Process
We are on a journey as a parish community throughout the Easter Season, listening to the hopes and dreams of every parishioner.
Take a moment to share your thoughts through a short survey and/or a SWOT method that identifies the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that are present in our parish community at this time.
Thank you for being on the journey!
Ruby and Res
Ruby reminds everyone to take time to smile and tiptoe through the tulips.