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Our celebration of Pentecost began with our parish retreat with retired Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen on Saturday morning.  Archbishop Hunthausen also presided and preached at the vigil Mass of Pentecost.

At the 10:00 o'clock Mass, the Cathedral Choir sings the introit.  "The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole wide earth, alleluia!"

On Pentecost Sunday, a special sequence is sung following the second reading:
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.  This hymn is traditionally called "the golden sequence" because of its great beauty.

Father Ryan asks, "It's Pentecost.  Do you feel different?"

Pentecost is the perfect time to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism.

"I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit!"

The Easter season concludes with the celebration of Solemn Vespers of Pentecost on Sunday afternoon.  The Neophytes baptized at Easter wear their white robes for the last time at this service.

The Women of St. James Schola lend the beauty of their voices to this traditional prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

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