Pentecost Prayer

God who cannot be bound…
Flow into our hearts and minds.
Wear down our resistance to your love
and refresh us with the spirit of your compassion.
Today, as we commit ourselves once more to your work
we ask you to show us how to hold the needs of your world at the heart of our lives and to celebrate your many gifts with joy.
May your power transform our lives.
May your Spirit set us free.
And may the blessing of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
be with us all now and forever.
Amen.
(written by Linda Jones/CAFOD)
More prayers to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost

First Creation Celebration Mass in Menevia

On Saturday 25 July Our Lady, Star of the Sea parish in Burry Port hosted a Creation Mass at their 6.30 evening service.  The celebrant was the parish priest Fr Martin Donnelly.  The church was transformed into the Garden of Eden by Fr Martin to reflect the beauty and wonder of creation. This included the altar being festooned with animals and clouds, the sun, the moon and stars provided by the local school being hung nearby.

As parishioners and invited guests arrived for the Saturday Vigil they witnessed the transformation and listened to bird song until Mass began.

Fr Martin explained the importance holding a special Creation Celebration Mass and remembering how God had entrusted the care of Creation to us.  He also stressed the importance of listening to Pope Francis; in Laudato Si‘ the Holy Father has described how our beautiful planet has been despoiled and exploited for profit. We all need to value Creation.

“Creation is the order of love.  God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things.”  Laudato Si #77

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