Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter
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.
If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good is turn’d to ill.
The Gift of Understanding
Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion BY faith we know them, but by Understanding we learn to appreciate and relish them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and through them to be quickened to newness of life. Our faith ceases to be sterile and inactive, but inspires a mode of life that bears eloquent testimony to the faith that is in us; we begin to “walk worthy of God in all things pleasing, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy Light; and in the light of glory to have a clear vision of Thee and the Father and the Son. Amen.