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'If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them.' Sunday Reflections, Pentecost, Year A

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Pentecost Cupola, San Marco, Venice Italian Mosaic Artist [ Web Gallery of Art ] Pentecost Sunday, at the Vigil Mass (Saturday evening), Years ABC NB: The Vigil Mass has its own prayers and readings. Those for the Mass During the Day should not be used – though some priests seem to be unaware of this. It is incorrect to refer to this Vigil Mass as an ‘anticipated Mass’. It is a celebration proper to the evening before Pentecost Sunday and may be celebrated in an extended form, like the Easter Vigil. It also fulfils the Sunday obligation. Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   John 7:37-39 ( New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition) On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,  and let the one