Saturday, 4 June 2022

Pentecost Novena Day 9

Pentecost Novena Day 9

Today we pray for the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Please pray for our confirmandi who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation tomorrow on the Feast of Pentecost

Here is a version of Veni Sancte Spiritus from Taize. 

Friday, 3 June 2022

Pentecost Novena Day 8

Pentecost Novena Day 8

Today we pray for victory of the Holy Cross

When we pray the Stations of the Cross we traditionally say the following short prayer at each station, it reminds us that:

We adore you O Christ and we bless you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed (saved) the world. 

Which is your favourite station of the cross and why?  

Here is a Taize reflection using these words. We adore you O Christ: Taize 

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Pentecost Novena Day 7

Pentecost Novena Day 7

Today we pray for strength to evangelise and share the Good News

We remember that through Baptism and Confirmation we receive the Holy Spirit to help us:

Acts 1 v8 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Pentecost Novena Day 6

Pentecost Novena Day 6

Today we pray for reconciliation and healing. 

Our confirmandi this year explored different examinations of conscience based on the Our Father, the Beatitudes, Catholic Social Teaching and the Ten Commandments. We can also use passages from scripture to help us reflect on our lives.  Or why not consider an ignatian pray which encourages us to reflect at the end of the day known as Examen. For an online guided Examen

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Pentecost Novena Day 5

Pentecost Novena Day 5

Today we pray for conversion and holiness

Here is one of the many musical versions of the Pentecost Sequence  Come Holy Spirit and a traditional Gregorian Chant Veni Sancte Spiritus 

Monday, 30 May 2022

Pentecost Novena Day 4

Pentecost Novena Day 4

Today we pray for renewal of our society.

Our Confirmandi spent some time reflecting on the Beatitudes and thinking about our Catholic Social Teaching (3 minute summary) can help us to renew our society.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Pentecost Novena Day 3

Pentecost Novena Day 3

Today we pray for unity of the Spirit. 


Ephesians 4: 1-6

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling,  one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.