PENTECOST NOVENA DAY 3 Invocation Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.
Opening Prayer Father, help us to keep in mind that Christ our Savior lives with you in glory and promised to remain with us until the end of time. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Scripture Reading My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:2-8
Response Breathe in me, O Holy Spirt, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. -St. Augustine of Hippo
From Servant of God Isaac Hecker “Religious instruction starts from a Pentecostal gift of the Holy Spirit. The guidance of the Divine Spirit has far-reaching and practical results, increasing individual action, liberty and energy and embracing in their view and actions the whole world.”
Spend some time asking for the gift of Understanding.
Closing Prayer Lord, by the coming of your Spirit into our lives, erase the dullness of our minds, sharpen us to see the signs of your presence and power in our lives, awaken us to see those truths without which we cannot truly live. We pray this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen ... See MoreSee Less
Brothers and sisters, live in a manner worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:1-7,13 #Dailyingodsword... See MoreSee Less
No, he’s not extreme social distancing, just a happy photo of the not too distant past, when Fr. Mike was walking the Camino! Happy Birthday Blessings to our pastor and fellow pilgrim as he shepherds us all on the “Good Way”. ... See MoreSee Less
Fr. Mikes homily fell on eager ears. These “Future saints” and pillars of the church are on their way!First Communions 2021 - that’s a wrap! Thanks to our clergy, catechetical team, parents and all who shape these young lives in faith! God is good! ... See MoreSee Less
Pentecost Novena Day 2 Invocation Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit instructed the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Spirit we may know what is right and always rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Opening Prayer Father, at the time of your Son’s ascension into heaven you promised to send the Holy Spirit on your apostles. You filled them with heavenly wisdom: fill us also with the gift of your Spirit. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Scripture Reading There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. 1 Corinthians 12:1,4-11
Response Breathe in me, O Holy Spirt, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. St. Augustine of Hippo
From Servant of God Isaac Hecker “...a constant readiness to perceive the Divine guidance in the secret ways of the soul, and then to act with decision and a noble and generous courage – this is true wisdom.” Spend some time asking for the gift of Wisdom. (Quiet time follows.)
Closing Prayer Lord, Jesus, you are the Word of God, eternal with the Father and the Spirit. You sent the Spirit to us that we might partake of your Word, living in you, sharing in your eternal wisdom, the wisdom which helps us see everything in you. Increase your wisdom in our minds and lives. We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A sonnet for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
We saw his light break through the cloud of glory Whilst we were rooted still in time and place As earth became a part of Heaven's story And heaven opened to his human face. We saw him go and yet we were not parted He took us with him to the heart of things The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings, Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness, Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight, Whilst we our selves become his clouds of witness And sing the waning darkness into light, His light in us, and ours in him concealed, Which all creation waits to see revealed. -M Guite ... See MoreSee Less
Spiritual Communion Prayer for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord My Jesus, As you ascended into heaven, you promised us You would be with us always, until the end of time. Enlighten the eyes of my heart, That I may know ever more deeply the hope that belongs to all who follow you. I want to receive You into my soul. I long to come to you at the table of the Eucharist. where I believe you are truly present in the most holy sacrament. But since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into my heart, where I embrace You and I unite myself wholly to You. Never let me to be separated from You. Keep me close in your Sacred Heart. Amen ... See MoreSee Less