The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light, strength and love so needed by every Christian.
The Novena begins on the day after the Solemnity of the Ascension, which is Friday of the 6th Week of Easter, even if the Solemnity of the Ascension is transferred to the 7th Sunday (which is in our diocese).
Join us in praying for this special intention every day of the Pentecost Novena as the Sunday Mass obligation is set to resume for most people on May 22, 2021, Pentecost Sunday. Our special prayer intention is:
That all who have been away from the celebration of Mass because of COVID or for any other reason will return home and that our churches will be welcoming communities of faith. We pray to the Lord.
Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit (to be recited daily during the novena)
Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit (to be recited daily during the novena)
Day 1 (Friday after Ascension or Friday of 6th Week of Easter)
Day 2 (Saturday of 6th Week of Easter)
Day 3 (7th Sunday of Easter or transferred Ascension)
Day 4 (Monday, 7th Week of Easter)
Day 5 (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)
Day 6 (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter)
Day 7 (Thursday, 7th Week of Easter)
Day 8 (Friday, 7th Week of Easter)
Day 9 (Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost)