Robert Barron | – Pentecost Sunday Mass with Word on Fire (5/31/2020)

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  1. Bishop Barron, I was gutted when I found out these Masses were ending, broke into tears, in fact. Views in the tens of thousands, many, many comments like "I've been a Catholic for 40, 50 years, and now I understand so much better (or for the first time) because of this homily" – It's just upsetting. You ARE "one of the Church's best messengers" (remember that quote)? A cradle Catholic, you revitalized my faith, beginning with CATHOLICISM. One of the highlights of my life was seeing you preach the Tre Ore at St. Patrick's with my sister (who later died suddenly on Assumption Day of that year). So yes, this is a very personal loss for me. Maybe you and Fr. Steve can post Masses every once in a while? – Debbie Wojcik, South Plainfield, NJ

  2. Thank you Bp Barron and the entire WOFI for the wonderful two months (I attended from April). Your generous presence as well as your staff made a lot of difference from the quarantine at home. It brought so much spiritual maturity and consolation. I pray for you all that you may carry on the torch of light. The light of truth. I pray for my courage to bring in all the learnings from your homily. Above all, bring in Jesus everywhere He is needed to be.

  3. Thank you Bishop Barron and everyone in Word of For for this wonderful daily Mass. You have accompanied me and have lifted up my spirit everyday during SIP. I am very grateful to you all! I will you greatly

  4. Very sad, I am one of your avid follower, you’re the Best second only to the Pope per your brother. I met you Bishop in 2013 when Archbishop Listecki along with the Archbishop circle of Archdiocese of Milwauke visited you in Mundellein , Illinois.

  5. LIke everyone else, I am sorely disappointed that daily masses have ended. For me it was more than just being locked down. I've been struggling with the Catholic Church – don't go to daily mass – but started watching Word on Fire. I've been watching it every day and love it! No, I won't be going to daily mass at the church. I'm going to miss it all! Clearly, you've been reaching an audience that needs you.

  6. So heartbroken to learn this is the last online mass. It has been such a blessing to stream these videos daily. With Archbishop Gomez encouraging that the streaming of masses continue while the churches slowly re-opened I had hoped Word on Fire would follow suit. Since the capacity will be limited we still need online sources for mass. Aside from the excellent homilies, what I loved especially about these masses is that they were posted early enough every day that I could continue my practice of 6:30am mass before work. Most of the other streams I find aren't available until later in the day. If anyone has any recommendations for good substitutes, please share! Thank you, Word of Fire, for helping us through Lent and Easter. You will be deeply missed.

  7. I like your usual content, thank you!but the homily today was very confusing. First you mentioned about the protests, the unpeace, the violence. Then you called us to get out of the upper room. Should we go and protest? I'm not sure what you asked us for. Also, you kept mentioning most of Americans are baptized and even mentioned our protest brothers and sisters… they may be our siblings however under the catholic faith they are not baptized. They did not recieve the holy sacrament of baptism. Maybe you meant something else?

  8. Bishop Barron we thank you for all you do. I totally understand that although there has been progress with race relations there is still much to do. I would appreciate if you expand a little more on what it is that we as the Church of God need to do to light the world with the love of the Holy Spirit in the community and in the world at large. Certainly, violence is not the answer.

  9. So sad that I can’t hear Mass with WOF. Literally had a tear. Thank you Bishop Baron and team and all the lay people who helped in making me love
    To hear daily Mass from the comfort of my Home. God Bless You all. I really began to get closer to God and love
    The Mass more because of WOF.

  10. Thank you to Bishop Barron, Joseph G. and the entire Word on Fire team for such an exquisite celebration of Pentecost mass! From the emotional and Spirit filled recitation of the Sequence to the exquisite homily it was exactly what my quarantine Pentecost needed. Many thanks! Veni Sancte Spiritus!

  11. Bummed that this is the last one! You guys have done a great job with these and have reignited my interest in the mass. Hoping to see more material in the future from Bishop Barron and the WOF team. Strange how times like these can still bring about good things. Prayers to all those who hurt from the racism and violence we're witnessing these days. -|-

  12. So sad to hear this. Not all counties in CA have allowed resumption of masses. Also, those that are allowed have such severe restrictions so that the majority of the faithful will still not be able to attend. With only 25% capacity allowed and most parishes not adding additional masses, this means 75% are still excluded.

    I do hope that Bishop Barron would at least still broadcast his Sunday homilies. The homilies given by many priests are so poor, especially at our own parish, that we had hoped to still watch Bishop Barron, as a family, each Sunday, even after we are able to resume attending mass.

  13. I came in this morning for Mass, and I am so saddened to learn that it is no longer offered here. I am crying a bit, to be honest, but also I am so grateful for these Masses over the Lent and Easter seasons. Both Bishop Barron and Father Grunow offered deeply inspiring homilies, and I was always particularly moved by Father Grunow's reverence during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Thank you again, so much. I will never forget you, and I will continue to pray for you.

  14. Lord, please continue to be with my brother have a mercy on him who is in hospital for 6 months. From your mercy he is getting better thank you Lord. Thank you Bishop Barron thank you attending mass was part of my daily routine I will continue to pray everyday

  15. Bishop Barron, I’m not sure if you realize how much your words affect the political views and actions of your listeners, but my parents have ignored or stood against the blacklivesmatter movement in the past. It was not until THIS HOMILY which we watched in our home on the day of the live stream that my mom finally turned to us kids and asked “so what happened to George Floyd anyways?” Her heart was finally open to be educated on why we as Christians need to be good samaritans and support black lives that are endangered or disrespected on a daily basis. She finally realized that despite what some politically charged “Christians” might say, standing up for people whose human dignity is being disregarded or valued less than property/money is our duty as Christians who preach love and understanding. Your position as a bishop gives you significant influence and my siblings and I are so grateful that you chose to use your platform to do the right thing and make a stand against the messages of complacency or hatred that many Christians have sent for centuries in America. Thank you so much!!

  16. Thank you Bishop Baron and word on fire for the daily mass. Watching it daily made me understand the depth and beauty of our faith Catholicism. I wish it did not end but I thank God for this wonderful gift of daily mass with word on fire.

  17. Words are not enough to thank Bishop Barron, Father Steve and the entire WOF crew for the daily and Sunday masses during the height of the pandemic – March 17 through May 31. Both Bishop Barron and Father Steve have a unique God-given gift in preaching such inspirational homilies which I loved to replay many times. I feel like I am listening to St. Peter and St. Paul. No wonder you are followed worldwide.

  18. I am so sad to hear that I will no longer be able to celebrate the daily mass in Bishop Barron's chapel. This is the first time in my life that I was following the mass EVERY DAY and enjoy it so much. I have been so inspired by word on fire as a catholic. I have shared the Pentecost Sunday Mass with many Catholics at my church however the response was not as great as I expected. . The sermon on Pentecost was brilliant. For the first time in my life, I think I truly understand what is to be a Catholic. I will continue to follow Word on Fire and thank you for the all team. My prayers are with you.

  19. Thank you Bishop Baron for your comments on the protests as well as the words of the creed. I feel renewed in the one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Peace, Justice, Respect for life, Love for Neighbors: this should be our focus as a church because He sent us. Your words filled me with strength. Black Lives Matter.

  20. Dear Bishop Barron and team, I was so moved by the opening music (Veni Creator Spiritus) of the Pentecost mass. It literally revived my drooping spirit and reminded me of the love of the Holy Spirit. Please know that these little details done with so much love is making an impact. Is there a way for us to listen to the whole instrumental piece? Thank you and keep up the good work!

  21. This is late in coming but, my wife and I wanted to say thank you so very much to Bishop Barron and Fr. Steve for all the daily Masses. We miss it very much. The Masses have enriched our lives and wish they could continue. Churches may be open but many do not feel safe as not all churches take social distancing precautions nor do many people wear face masks. Having daily Mass on our TV seemed so up close and personal and we looked forward to it every day. Thank you again and God bless you all at Word on Fire. Thank you for blessing us all. We'll be here if you decide to start up again! 🙂