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On April 20, 53 young people will be Confirmed with the Holy Spirit and they need your prayers! A group of parishioners will begin the Novena to the Holy Spirit on Monday, April 12. We will pray a short prayer for them daily for nine days, ending on April 20.

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Novena to the Holy Spirit

You’re invited to join our youth ministry prayer team in praying for
the 52 young people who will be Confirmed on April 20, 2021!

 

A novena is a prayer, or set of prayers that are said for a series of 9 days. The original novena commemorates the 9 days that the Apostles spent in prayer between Jesus’ Ascension and Pentecost. “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” – Acts 1:14

 

Please pray for:

  • Our Candidates – that they are receptive to the grace they will receive and that they allow the Holy Spirit to work in their lives.

  • Our Sponsors – in gratitude for their role, for their intentions, and pray that they too may experience a renewal of their relationship with the Holy Spirit.

  • Bishop Schuerman, our celebrant – for his vocation, holiness, and personal intentions

  • Families & Community – we pray that the Holy Spirit may be poured out into the homes of our candidates and into our parishes and entire community.

Come, Holy Spirit Prayer (prayed daily)

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
 

Monday, April 12 - Day 1: Charity

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Charity within us. The great charity of all the the host of Saints is only made possible by your power, Oh Divine Spirit. Increase in me, the virtue of charity that I may love as God loves with the selflessness of the Saints.

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Tuesday, April 13 - Day 2: Joy

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Joy within us. All of the Saints are marked with an uncompromisable Joy in times of trial, difficulty and pain. Give us, Oh Holy Spirit, the Joy that surpasses all understanding that we may live as a witness to Your love and fidelity!

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Wednesday, April 14 - Day 3: Peace

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Peace within us. The Saints were tempted, attacked and accused by the devil who is the destroyer of peace. When we are accused by the devil, come to our aid as our Advocate and give us Peace that lasts through all trials!

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Thursday, April 15 - Day 4: Patience

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Patience within us. Oh Holy Spirit, you give lavishly to those who ask. Please give us the patience of the Saints who are now with you in heaven. Help us to endure everything with an eternal patience that is only possible with your help.

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Friday, April 16 - Day 5 - Kindness

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Kindness within us. Jesus approached sinners with immense kindness. Holy Paraclete, please treat us humble sinners with the same kindness and give us the ability to treat all others with that kindness as well.

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Saturday, April 17 - Day 6: Faithfulness

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Faithfulness within us. You, oh Lord, are ever faithful. You are faithful until the end. Though we are weak and distracted, please give us the grace to be faithful to You as you are to us!

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Sunday, April 18 - Day 7: Gentleness (today is our Confirmation retreat – please include this in your intentions!)

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Gentleness within us. Despite the gravity of our sins, oh Lord you treat us with Gentleness. Dear Holy Spirit, give us your power to treat all in our lives with the Gentleness of the Saints.

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Monday, April 19 - Day 8: Self-Control

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Self-Control within us. Your Martyrs had the overwhelming self-control to go joyfully to a painful death without shrinking from the opportunity to join You in heaven. Give us this self-control to have command over our emotions and desires that we may serve You more fully.

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).

Tuesday, April 20 - Day 9: Goodness

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate. Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Goodness within us. We want to be like your Saints in heaven. Holy Spirit, renew us by your power with your Goodness that we may bring the Good News to the world.

   - Holy Spirit we ask for the grace of [Mention your intention here].  

   - Pray Come Holy Spirit prayer (above).