“Well, if that doesn’t get the Holy Spirit here, I don’t know what will!”
And certainly the Holy Spirit was amongst us at our Pentecost Praise Mass! Many of the congregation got into ‘the spirit’ of things for the day by wearing red and yellow to symbolise the fire of the Holy Spirit – from red shoes and socks, to t shirts, dresses, football shirts, sprayed red hair and painted red nails. Food was brought for a shared lunch together – some of which even followed the red theme – tomato pasta, strawberry cake, Raspberry Pavlova and red jelly! 🙂
We celebrated how the Holy Spirit is active in our lives, transforming us and our world, seen in love, peace, faithfulness, gentleness and joy. The power of the Holy Spirit was movingly felt in the powerful drumming by our African drumming group during Mass and in the fun and laughter of people joining in and having a go after worship, with singing and dancing.
The love, joy, wonder and peace of the Holy Spirit surrounded us during the silent moments of the Mass too – as a quiet hush filled the church during the Great Prayer of Thanksgiving, broken only by the rustling of a small child waving his Pentecost flag.
Everyone enjoyed and was moved by the service. Here’s what some people said:
“Chrysostom’s at its best!”
“It was brilliant!”
Take a look at the after Mass spectacular drumming and dancing (even a dancing nun!) on You Tube: CLICK HERE