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BRIDGEPORT— This year’s Vigil of Pentecost Mass is set for Saturday, June 8, 7 pm at St. Augustine Cathedral. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. All are welcome to attend.
“We form one beautiful mosaic as a Church. This diversity, which extends to every nation, is a small piece of the mystical presence of the family of God,” said Bishop Caggiano during last year’s Mass that drew hundreds to the Cathedral.
Prayers will be said in many languages reflecting the diversity of Bridgeport area parishioners and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the universal Church.
As an example, the prayers of the Faithful will be read in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Haitian, Vietnamese and English.
Pentecost is a feast of the universal Church which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles fifty days after the resurrection of Christ on the ancient Jewish festival called the “feast of weeks” or Pentecost. The feast celebrates the completion of the work of redemption, the fullness of grace for the Church and its children and the gift of faith for all nations.