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Pentecost 2019

 

 

Even though we have already celebrated Pentecost Sunday, we are in the time of Pentecost or rather the age of the Holy Spirit, which lasts until the Second Coming of Christ at the end of the world. This is not to be understood only liturgically but also historically. Ever since the grea
t events surrounding Jesus, that happened some 1990 years ago, man and his history have radically changed. Jesus Christ brought a real hope, that all evil can be conquered and eliminated and genuine peace between all peoples can reign. A new power has come into the world - God’s unconditional love, that is the Holy Spirit, God Himself.


The goal of life is the complete satisfaction of that deep longing in every human soul for everlasting blessedness and happiness in God. This longing is achieved in Heaven. “There, where I am, you are also to be”, Jesus tells his disciples. To fail to reach the goal of life is hell, an unending condition of total hopelessness of never ever being able to fulfill the longing for perfect blessedness and peace, and an awareness that this is due to one’s own fault. Hell is an everlasting condition of utter hate and terror. And hell is very real.


We have only one life on earth to reach the goal. Therefore, it is very obvious that this ought to be and must be our first and greatest concern in everything we do. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. We sense often our sinfulness, weakness, blindness and powerlessness. But God’s Spirit rescues us. He leads us to Jesus Christ, who makes us stronger than all the powers of hell. But this doesn’t happen automatically. God knocks on the door of our heart, asking to be let in. It is so extremely important that we are really aware of the goal with our life. “Be sober and watch,...” writes St.Peter in his first letter. Let us do this. I wish you a blessed age of the Holy Spirit.


Paul Marx,omi

parish priest


 

 


Family Day 2019

As an offshoot of the Ecumenical Evening, which since 2006 is held every Tuesday evening after Easter Sunday, the different churches involved are planning a Family Day. The day itself will be held on Tuesday the 9th of July from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with family activities and again from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with activities for the youth. The place where the Family Day will be held is Perlan/Reinsariið. There will be offered gratis soup, cake, coffee, tea and kool-aid throughout the day. Each church group is asked to be in charge of the activities for two hours. For us it is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. We will be together with those from Lívdin. We are asked to meet up with 5 persons, likewise to contribute with 4-5 cakes and some prizes for the Bingo. I will ask you, who have time and strength to either meet up or bake a cake or contribute with some prizes to contact Sr. Marisa soon either at sktmaria@olivant.fo or by telephone - 315386. Thanks.



The Parish Pilgrimage

As I mentioned in the last issue of Sinnopskornið we are considering to again hold a parish pilgrimage. I mentioned also that a possible pilgrimage place could be Magnus church ruins in Kirkjubøur. As of the moment and after contacting the right people in Kirkjubøur, the situation is such that there is no objection to have the pilgrimage there and to celebrate Holy Mass in the ruins. I mentioned that the pilgrimage could take place on Sunday the 18th of August, but I think a better date would be Sunday the 1st of September.


Please have the pilgrimage in your thoughts and pray especially to God the loving and caring Father to provide pleasant and dry weather that day.


I wish all of you a good and pleasant summer filled with God’s warmth and joy. Do not forget that everything we do should lead us closer to Jesus Christ, the only way to the Father in Heaven, who is the very meaning of life.


Paul Marx,omi