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Pentecost/TrinityPentecost, which means “fiftieth day,” is the beginning of the longest season of the church year. It lasts until the first Sunday in Advent. In some traditions, the whole season is called Pentecost.

On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples while they were gathered in Jerusalem, and they were empowered to preach to people from every nation who had come to Jerusalem for the feast. The Acts of the Apostles records that about 3,000 were added to their number that day. Christians since have considered this event to be the founding of the church.

The model for Pentecost was the Feast of Weeks celebrated by Jews at the end of the grain harvest. Over time, the Feast of Weeks came to be associated with the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses. The Jews saw this event as the founding of the Jewish nation, and early believers were quick to note a parallel with the founding of the Christian church.

The first Sunday after Pentecost is the Festival of the Holy Trinity. On this day, the church rejoices in the mystery that God is triune (three-in-one) — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. How the Lord can be one God in three distinct persons is completely beyond the ability of any human to understand. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Christians accept this incomprehensible mystery as a fundamental article of faith.

From Advent through Pentecost, the church ponders with joy and thanksgiving what Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have done to accomplish the salvation of sinful humanity. During the Season after Pentecost, we focus on how we as Christians ought to respond to the love that God has shown us. Trinity Sunday bridges these two parts of the liturgical year. It is the solemn day on which we praise and adore God both for what He has done for the world and for who He is:

FATHER – Our Creator and Sustainer;
SON – Our Savior and Redeemer;
HOLY SPIRIT – Our Sanctifier and Comforter.

The liturgical color for Pentecost is red. The liturgical color for Trinity Sunday is white. White represents the holiness and perfection of God. The liturgical color for the Sundays following Pentecost and Trinity Sunday is green.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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Wonderland, AK 45202
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