Friday, May 25, 2012

Novena to Holy Spirit: Day 8

Rehearsal for the big day  
This evening our young people spent time preparing for Sunday when they will receive the sacrament of confirmation.  It is traditional to choose the name of a Saint - some have chosen a saint whose life has inspired them, others have chosen the saint because they are a patron for something that is important to them, others because prayers to the saint have helped them in the past and others because they know someone connected with that saint.   
Click name for saint details and tomorrow see the children's challenge:
Gifted Through The Spirit
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray!
Come, 0 Blessed Spirit of Wisdom, strengthen my faith, 
increase my hope, perfect my charity
Father, enlighten us each day, in the silence of our hearts, 
to discern the voice of Your Spirit, to do what He asks of us 
and to understand the gifts He freely gives us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.