Vol: 44, No.33 PENTECOST SUNDAY ( A) June 04 2017  
Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are. How many are your works, O Lord! The earth is full of your riches. R/
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. R/
May the glory of the Lord last for ever! May the Lord rejoice in his works! May my thoughts be pleasing to him. I find my joy in the Lord. R/
(There is a variety of gifts and ministries, but the Spirit is the same. Every gift is meant for the good of all).
A reading from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians (12:3 b-7, 12- 13)
No one can say 'Jesus is Lord' except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - Jews or Greeks, slaves or free - and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
The Word of the Lord
Holy Spirit, Lord of Light, from the clear celestial height thy pure beaming radiance give. Come, thou Father of the poor, come with treasures which endure; come, thou light of all that live!
Thou, of all consolers best, thou, the soul's delightful guest, dost refreshing peace bestow; thou in toil art comfort
sweet; pleasant coolness in the heat; solace in the midst of woe.
Light immortal, light divine, visit thou these hearts of thine, and our inmost being fill: if thou take thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay; all his good is turned to ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew; on our dryness pour thy dew; wash the stain of guilt away: bend the stubborn heart and will; melt the frozen, warm the chill; guide the steps that go astray.
Thou, on us who evermore thee confess and thee adore, with thy sevenfold gifts descend: Give us comfort when we die; give us life with thee on high; give us joys that never end.
Alleluia, alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia!
(The risen Lord appears to the disciples and instils in them the gifts of peace, joy and courage).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St John (20:19-23)
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, -Peace be with you.- When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, -Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.- And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, -Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.-
The Gospel of the Lord
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