Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pope Francis' homily on Pentecost Sunday

Pope Francis presided over Mass in St Peter's Basilica this Pentecost Sunday saying that, the world needs men and women who are filled with the Holy Spirit.

Below is the English translation the Pope's homily this Pentecost Sunday

“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you... Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22). The gift of the Spirit on the evening of the Resurrection took place once again on the day of Pentecost, intensified this time by extraordinary outward signs. On the evening of Easter, Jesus appeared to the Apostles and breathed on them his Spirit (cf. Jn 20:22); on the morning of Pentecost the outpouring occurred in a resounding way, like a wind which shook the place the Apostles were in, filling their minds and hearts. They received a new strength so great that they were able to proclaim Christ’s Resurrection in different languages: “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4). Together with them was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the first disciple and the Mother of the nascent Church. With her peace and her smile, she accompanied the joyful young Bride, the Church of Jesus.

Michael W. Smith performs in Nigeria (Covenant Christian Centre): June 1 2015

3-time Grammy award winning Singer, Michael W, Smith will be in Nigeria for the very first time. He will be performing at The Covenant Place, Iganmu Lagos, courtesy of Covenant Christian Centre.

Smith has recorded 31 No.1 hit songs, fourteen gold albums and five platinum albums. He has also earned 40 Dove Awards. In In 1999, ASCAP awarded him with the "Golden Note" Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting, and in 2014 they honored him as the "cornerstone of Christian music" for his significant influence on the genre.

Smith is married to Deborah "Debbie" Kay Davis and has five children.

Admission is free but you have to register. To register, click here.

Time is 6p.m.

Here is Michael W. Smith performing one of his songs - Healing rain


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