Vol: 44, No.33 PENTECOST SUNDAY ( A) June 04 2017  
Cel: The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the apostles had all the elements of a new creation, for the sound from heaven and the roaring of the winds reminds us of the first creation. People who came for the annual feast of Pentecost were in for a surprise for they saw a bunch of Galilean peasants become Spirit-filled preachers. That the ever active Holy Spirit may bring surprises into our own lives too, we pray …
Response: Lord, strengthen our Faith through the Holy Spirit.
1. For the pope, the bishops, the priests and the religious that enlightened and emboldened by the Holy Spirit they may sow the seeds for a new Pentecost in the Church, we pray… R/
2. Holy Spirit, come into your Church with your gifts of unity and peace, and bind all Christians into the one body of Christ, we pray… R/
3. Spirit of Love, descend powerfully among us that divided families, separated couples and estranged friends may find again the strength to love, we pray… R/
4. Spirit of Truth, guide and inspire scientists, writers, artists, technicians that they may be always led by what is true, good and beautiful, we pray… R/
5. Spirit of Peace, come with your gift of peace, especially among the peoples caught up in the whirlwind of war and violence, among victims of discriminations, exploitation and hatred, that all may enjoy your peace, we pray… R/
(Pray for community and personal needs)
Cel: Holy Spirit of God, descend on us as you did on the apostles. Strengthen our faith, revive our hope and make us courageous in announcing the Good
News of Jesus our Lord. We make this prayer …
Grant, we pray, O Lord, that, as promised by your Son, the Holy Spirit may reveal to us more abundantly the hidden mystery of this sacrifice and graciously lead us into all truth. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE (Pentecost)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For, bringing your Paschal Mystery to completion, you bestowed the Holy Spirit today on those you made your adopted children by uniting them to your Only Begotten Son. This same Spirit, as the Church came to birth, opened to all peoples the knowledge of God and brought together the many languages of the earth in profession of the one faith.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy, every land, every people exults in your praise and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts, sing together the unending hymn of your glory, as they acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke of the marvels of God, alleluia. (Acts 2:4, 11)
O God, who bestow heavenly gifts upon your Church, safeguard, we pray, the grace you have given, that the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out upon her may retain all its force and that this spiritual food may gain her abundance of eternal redemption. Through Christ our Lord.
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