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Pentecost

The actual Pentecost event occurred on the Jewish Feast of Pentecost. The Jewish Feast is also known as the Festival of Weeks which was the completion of the seven weeks following Passover. This was a time of Thanksgiving during which the harvest took place and the first fruits were brought to the Temple. The day […]

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Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Acts 25:13b-21; Ps 103:1,2,11,12,19,20; Jn 21:15-19    We join in praying the Psalm; we join in blessing the LORD and never forgetting all his benefits.  From his throne above all other thrones, the LORD judges, and his judgment is mercy.  The LORD, who rules over all, offers all his pardon and his mercy.  “As far […]

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Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68:2,3ab,4,5acd,6,7ab; Jn 16:29-33 Just before we read the High Priestly Prayer of the Lord Jesus in Saint John’s Gospel, we hear the Lord giving an absolute assurance to his disciples, “but take courage!  I have overcome the world.”  These words of comfort from the Lord Jesus echo the triumph of our responsorial […]

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Seventh Sunday Of Easter

Today’s scriptures reflect on the experience of the disciples following the Ascension; Saint Luke reports the Ascension of Jesus twice, once at the end of his Gospel (Luke 24:50-53) and again at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 1:6-12), which we hear today. In the dioceses of Pennsylvania we celebrated the Ascension […]

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One Priest, One Deacon Ordained May 23

Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, ordained one Benedictine monk a priest and one a deacon on Saturday, May 23, at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ordination Mass was not open to the public. Father Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., has been serving in the Diocese […]

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