Text taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Tuesday after Pentecost.
Station at Saint Anastasia's.
Indulgence of 30 Years and 30 Quarantines.
Double of the First Class.
THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST.
Illustration: UNA VOCE OF ORANGE COUNTY
Illustration taken from Saint Andrew's Daily Missal, 1952 Edition,
with the kind permission of Saint Bonaventure Press.
Basilica of Sant'Anastasia,
[Editor: The Stational Church for Pentecost Tuesday.]
Photo: 4 June 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: FlagUploader (User:Panairjdde).
"The Gift of Counsel is a light given by the Holy Ghost, by means of which our practical intellect sees and judges rightly both what should be done in individual terms and the best means to do it." [Reverend M. Meschler. S.J.]
The Church continues to address herself to the new-born children she has acquired through Baptism. In former times, she brought them together on this day in the Church of Saint Anastasia, where also was celebrated the Mass at Dawn on Christmas Day.
The Introit reminded them of the great Blessing of their Christian calling.
Through the Sacrament of Baptism, the power of the Holy Ghost had come down upon them and had purified their hearts (Collect), for "the Holy Ghost is Himself the remission of sins" (Postcommunion).
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, they had, like the Disciples of Samaria of old, been filled with the power of the Spirit (Epistle).
In the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist, they had eaten the Bread of Angels (Offertory).
So, like faithful sheep of the Divine Shepherd (Gospel), they entered the fold, that is the Church, by Him who is "the door" of the fold, and hearkened always to the teaching of the Holy Ghost (Alleluia) imparted to them by the Ministers of the Church.
Let us Pray to God that our Souls may be renewed in the Holy Ghost (Postcommunion).
Every Parish Priest celebrates Mass for the people of his Parish.