Archbishop joined by new Catholics to celebrate the birthday of the Church

The Solemnity of Pentecost not only marks the end of the Easter season within the Church, but also recalls the first Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples and the Christian Church came to birth.  At a special Mass held at St David’s Cathedral this afternoon, Archbishop George Stack was joined by those new Catholics who were baptised into the Church or received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church at Easter to mark the celebration of Pentecost.

New Catholics

The Mass was both an intimate and memorable event.  In his homily the Archbishop recalled the importance of memory and re-membering in our lives, and remarked that the journey they have made to the Catholic Church is unique and important.  In a way their experience of the Holy Spirit in their lives bringing them to the Church has brought them to a profound relationship with Christ and his Church that is gradually revealed to us ‘Cradle Catholics’.

Following the Mass the Archbishop presented the new Catholics with a copy of ‘YouCat’, a synopsis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church compiled during the pontificate of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and some prayer cards.  Refreshments were served at the Cornerstone.

Congratulations to all the new members of the diocesan and Catholic family.

Photo Gallery: Mass for New Catholic 2014

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