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Power point pentecost fest

  1. 1. St. Malachi Parish<br />Pentecost Fest<br />June 8, 2011<br />
  2. 2. More than fifty people attended<br />The Third Annual Pentecost Fest and Pot Luck Dinner.<br />This is just a sample of what was sung, what was prayed, and what was said.<br />It started with a fabulous Pot Luck meal and time to meet new friends and talk with some long time friends.<br />There was an opening prayer then eleven people expressed their Spiritual experiences, their Faith.<br />Between each set of speakers, we invited the Holy Spirit to be among us then and now in song, accompanied by the Choir bells.<br />The evening closed with prayer and a song, The City of God.<br />The hope is you enjoy this taste of Spirit from fellow St. Malachi Parishioners.<br />
  3. 3. Pot Luck Dinner!<br />
  4. 4. Opening Prayer<br />Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, <br />that my thoughts may all be holy;<br />Act in me, O Holy Spirit, <br />that my works, too, may be holy;<br />Draw my heart, O Holy spirit, <br />that I love but what is holy;<br />Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy;<br />Guard me then, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy.<br />AMEN.<br />SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO<br />
  5. 5. The musical invitation between the talks:Send us your Spirit<br />
  6. 6. Jim Connell<br />I've been real blessed to have my faith for many, many years.<br />My strongest belief is in the liturgy and in that we are a Eucharistic people, to be communion.<br />
  7. 7. Al Francis<br />[about a walk on Cranberry Mountain] <br />You can feel the Holy Spirit so close as you stand over the clouds.<br />[about a good friend]<br />The Spirit is in the memories of a friend, Vicky, who could bring out the sunshine in a thunderstorm. <br />
  8. 8. Eileen Garven<br />There are a lot of little ways that  I have felt the Holy Spirit…in many small and seemingly insignificant ways every day.<br />In the silence of slowing down and listening, I know the Holy Spirit is there.<br />
  9. 9. Cathy Jacob<br />Bill’s seven week illness with leukemia offered the opportunity to share our fears, memories and his journey to death. <br />Spirit, you see gifts in me that I don't know that I have.<br />
  10. 10. Marianne Kerr<br />An emotional and joyful Pentecost celebration in Rome was a once in a lifetime experience.<br />I start my mornings praying: God, what do you want me to do?<br />Mom’s advice was to pray to the Holy Spirit.<br />
  11. 11. Mark Nolan<br />So many people - you, my family, my neighbors, my friends - people around the country were praying for me!<br />Song: <br />“It’s like going through life with one eye closed and one eye opened…there’s still plenty of love.”<br />“We’re standing with the MAN.”<br />
  12. 12. Some of the us….<br />The Bell Ringers<br />The Listeners <br />
  13. 13. Antoinette Robinson<br />I have been down dark valleys and topsyturvyrollercoasters in my life - and I have gotten out of the valleys and off the rollercoaster.<br />Poem: <br />No matter where my feet may trod<br />My favorite personality…is GOD.<br />(Mike Alexander)<br />
  14. 14. Mike Schipper<br />When I open myself up and stop saying, what I want, I can recognize that the Spirit is in my life.  When I am open, I allow the Spirit to speak to me.<br />A Halloween/New Year’s Eve fraternity party offered me the opportunity to meet future wife, Joanna. <br />
  15. 15. Bill Weisler<br />My real name is Vincent Weisler’s father.<br />My experience, like so many of yours, has been as a seeker.<br />I asked and received a decision whether to enter Jesuits or Maryknoll Missionaries basted on friend’s making foul shots. <br />
  16. 16. John Speier<br />I have come here all of my life, and until working through the St. Ignatius volunteer program, I did not realize just how much St. Malachi's helps.<br />The gifts of the Holy Spirit are used in wonderful ways in all of us.<br />
  17. 17. Elizabeth Smith<br />When I thought about the vision I had when I was 7 years old on Easter morning, there was no doubt that I had experienced something Divine, something from God.<br />At that moment my Catholic faith became my own. <br />
  18. 18. Closing Prayer<br />Lord, send the gift of your Spirit to fill this place and myself and the world.<br />Touch me with truth that burns like fire,<br />With beauty that moves me like the wind;<br />And set me free, Lord, free to try new ways of living;<br />Free to forgive myself and others;<br />Free to laugh and sing;<br />Free to lay aside my burden of security;<br />Free to join the battle for justice and peace;<br />Free to see and listen and wonder again at the gracious mystery of things and persons;<br />Free to be, to give, to receive, to rejoice as a child of your Spirit.<br />And, Lord teach me how to dance, to turn around and come down where I want to be, <br />in the arms and heart of your people and in you,<br />That I may praise and enjoy you forever.<br />GUERILLAS FOR GRACE<br />
  19. 19. Closing Song: City of God<br />
  20. 20. Thank you to all the people who attended, brought the delicious food, their best singing voices and their open hearts. Thank you to the people who shared the touches of Spirit in their lives, their faith.Thank you to the workgroup who helped put this evening together…a collaborative effort among the Evangelization, Parish Life (Hospitality) and Spiritual Development Commissions<br />
  21. 21. ST. MALACHI PARISHMISSION STATEMENT:<br />A Eucharistic People,United in Prayer,Welcoming to All,Service to the Poor <br />