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EASTER 2020

PENTECOST

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH AT HOME

Introduction to the Prayer

O God, come to our aid.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen.  Alleluia

Veni, creátor Spíritus

Come, O Creator Spirit, come,

And make within our hearts thy home;

To us thy grace celestial give,

Who of thy breathing move and live.

O Comforter, that name is thine,

Of God most high the gift divine;

The well of life, the fire of love,

Our souls’ anointing from above.

Our senses with thy light inflame,

Our hearts to heavenly love reclaim;

Our bodies’ poor infirmity

With strength perpetual fortify.

May we by thee the Father learn,

And know the Son, and thee discern,

Who art of both; and thus adore

In perfect faith for evermore.

THE PSALMS                           Psalm 103(104)

Send forth your spirit and new life will begin; you will renew the face of the earth. Alleluia.

How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your riches.

There is the sea, vast and wide,
with its moving swarms past counting,
living things great and small.
The ships are moving there
and the monsters you made to play with.

All of these look to you
to give them their food in due season.
You give it, they gather it up:
you open your hand, they have their fill.

You hide your face, they are dismayed;
you take back your spirit, they die,
returning to the dust from which they came.
You send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord last for ever!
May the Lord rejoice in his works!
He looks on the earth and it trembles;
the mountains send forth smoke at his touch.

I will sing to the Lord all my life,
make music to my God while I live.
May my thoughts be pleasing to him.
I find my joy in the Lord.

Let sinners vanish from the earth
and the wicked exist no more.
Bless the Lord, my soul.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Send forth your spirit and new life will begin; you will renew the face of the earth. Alleluia.

Scripture Reading                         1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13

A longer reading may be used here.

In the one Spirit we were all baptised

No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them.  The particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose.

Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ.  In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.

.A time of silence may follow to reflect on God’s word.

The Gospel Canticle

Receive the Holy Spirit. Those whose sins you forgive will be forgiven them. Alleluia.

The Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord,+ the God of Israel!
He has visited his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up for us a mighty saviour
in the house of David his servant,
as he promised by the lips of holy men,
those who were his prophets from of old.

 

A saviour who would free us from our foes,
from the hands of all who hate us.
So his love for our fathers is fulfilled
and his holy covenant remembered.

He swore to Abraham our father to grant us,
that free from fear, and saved from the hands of our foes, that we might serve him in holiness and justice
all the days of our life in his presence.

As for you, little child,
you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High.
You shall go ahead of the Lord
to prepare his ways before him,
To make known to his people their salvation
through forgiveness of all their sins,
the loving-kindness of the heart of our God
It who visits us like the dawn from on high.

He will give light to those in darkness,
those who dwell in the shadow of death,
and guide us into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Receive the Holy Spirit. Those whose sins you forgive will be forgiven them. Alleluia.

Prayers and Intercessions.

Other petitions may be added to those given.

On this day of Pentecost, the Church is filled with joy. Strengthened with measureless hope, we pray to Christ, who is calling his Church together in the Holy Spirit.

Lord, renew the face of the earth.

Lord Jesus, raised on the cross, you poured out the water of rebirth for the life of the world.

Quicken the life of all people with the gift of the Spirit.

Lord, renew the face of the earth.

Raised up to God’s right hand, you bestowed on the apostles the Father’s Gift;

your Church now waits for the same Gift, the same hope.

Lord, renew the face of the earth.

You breathed your Spirit upon the apostles, and gave them the power of forgiveness:

set all men free today from the prison of sin.

Lord, renew the face of the earth.

You promised to send us the Spirit of truth, that we might become your heralds throughout the world.

Through his presence in the Church may we bear faithful witness to you.

Lord, renew the face of the earth.

By the work of the Spirit you create all minds afresh:

heal the sick, comfort the afflicted, and bring all men to salvation.

Lord, renew the face of the earth Through the Holy Spirit you raised your Son from the dead.

Raise us by the power of your Spirit when we come to your kingdom.

A time of silent prayer may follow.

Please remember these people in your prayers

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

The Concluding Prayer of the Sunday is then said.

Lord God,

you sanctify your Church in every race and nation
by the mystery we celebrate on this day.
Pour out the gifts of the Holy Spirit on all mankind,
and fulfil now in the hearts of your faithful
what you accomplished when the Gospel was first preached on earth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

MAKING A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION.

Even if we cannot be at mass and receive Holy Communion, we can always make a Spiritual Communion. God will always fill our hearts with his grace if we ask.

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.   Amen.

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 1996-2020 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963, The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd.  The Office Hymn is from Hymns for Prayer and Praise © The Panel of Monastic Musicians 1996. It is ised under the Parishes Calmas Liscense. All rights reserved. This service taken from the provisions for a Service of the Word in Common Worship.  The Eucharust is always the Principal Service of the day