This was not like any other year that any of us had experienced on the Vigil of Pentecost. On Saturday evening, we gathered in our Cenacle to keep vigil after the example of the Apostles and disciples who, with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, persevered in prayer, awaiting the Spirit promised by the Lord. Like them, we, too, listened with quiet hearts to the Word of God. We began with a procession from Mary’s grotto to the chapel, our Cenacle.
We entered the chapel, listened to God’s Word, and meditated on the many great deeds God had done in times past for his people. We prayed that the Holy Spirit, whom the Father sent as the first fruits for those who believe, might bring to perfection His work in the world. We interceded especially for an end to this pandemic.
Our Church is one of many languages; and so we prayed, listened, shared God’s Word, and sang inspired songs in Creole, French, English and Polish.