Next Sunday we as a church will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. The word “Pentecost” is taken from the Greek word for “fifty” making fifty days after the Lord’s resurrection from the dead. This is the day on which we believe the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles gathered together in prayer in the upper room. The most holy of days marks the completion of the Easter Season and thus the beginning of the Church. As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost all parishioners are asked to wear something red in color to Mass on this the “Birthday of our Church”.