Sunday, June 12, 2011

St. Anthony - Sullivan

Happy Pentecost!

It was such a nice day I hit the Mother Road and went out to St. Anthony in Sullivan for the 10 am Mass, in honor of the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua.  St. Anthony of Padua in South City is having a special Mass tomorrow and giving out bread and lilies.  I'm not sure what the connection is as I've always seen St. Anthony depicted with lilies (and St. Joseph for that matter...). Ah.  St. Anthony is the patron saint against starvation.  That explains the bread but not the lilies.

St. Anthony in Sullivan was built in 1963 and is semi-circular.  The choir sits in the front off to the left.

Music was accompanied by a piano.
Entrance:  Come Holy Ghost
Offertory:  One Spirit, One Church
Communion:  One Bread, One Body
Recessional:  Send Us Your Spirit
Mass Setting:  was echoed between the parish and the cantor.  The Angus Dei was half Latin.

Pentecost is one of the few Feasts that still has a Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, which was skipped.  The Church was decorated with red banners but Father wore a white chasuble.

There was a Children's Liturgy of the Word and the parish saluted blessed the children.  The children came back with colored pages, which the children in my pew promptly turned into paper airplanes (Holy Spirit Air!)

Father had a very well constructed homily that he motored through.  I had a very had time taking notes because he zoomed through it.  Pentecost is the capstone of the Easter season.  It is all about how God (?) saves, redeems and renews us all through Jesus' life.  What drives your word?  Breath.  Because you can speak, you can touch souls.  Wind, breath, spirit, soul.  At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit breathes on us, God's Breath.  It allows us to see the inside of God (Bodyworlds:  God Edition).  Pentecost is the Jewish Harvest Feast.  It undoes Babel.  Jesus gave the disciples His Mission.  Breathed on them and started the process.  Pentecost finished the process.  They received the Holy Spirit over time, as their Faith matures. Jesus is the Lord, that is the basis for Christians.  We all have gifts, especially spiritual (hmmm wonder what mine is...)  Making breakfast for the parish is the work of the Holy Spirit.  Parish work is a work of love and the Holy Spirit (duh...I've seen financial reports in the one works in a parish for love of money...).  Use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to build up the Body of Christ.

Father used Eucharistic Prayer I and there were bells.

St. Anthony

St. Anthony and a different view of Church

View from the Back Pew!

Note:  Holy Spirit...flames from above.
Devil..flames from below...
I'm just saying....

St. Anthony

Station VIII

Plaque above old School Doors

Website of St. Anthony

PS What's the difference between Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Sanctus Spiritus?  Besides a word?

1 comment:

  1. come holy spirit and come creator spirit...same person, different title and invocation. And thank you for your posts. I live in south louisiana, but I look forward every Monday to your posts!

    Blessings and Peace!