Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for Pentecost Sunday

May 23, 2021
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

Our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles begins with the words, “When the time of Pentecost was fulfilled.” Pentecost was the second of three major feasts in Israel. The first was Passover or the feast of Unleavened Bread, recalling God’s rescue of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt; and the third was the feast of tents and booths on the occasion of the harvesting of grapes and olives. Pentecost, or the feast of weeks, celebrated the first cutting of the grain harvest, thanking God for His abundant generosity in providing food for His people.

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Pentecost Sunday: Homily for the First Mass of Thanksgiving of Father Mark Garrett

Pentecost Sunday
Homily for the First Solemn Mass of Father Mark Garrett

May 31, 2020
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Rockwall, Texas

Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104: 1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 1
Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

Today is a day of thanksgiving to God for answered prayers. The Holy Spirit has answered many different prayers, each through the grace of this priestly ordination of Father Mark Garrett and here at his first Solemn Mass of thanksgiving.

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