FEAST OF PENTECOST

The Spirit clothes the Church with Divine Love … we pray that the Church, led by Pope Francis, Bishop Declan and the College of Bishops, may unite all peoples, races, classes and cultures in one great human family,  building a universal civilisation of love – we ask that all hearts of stone expressing discrimination of any kind may be challenged to repentance

               [reader]                    JESUS BREATHE YOUR SPIRIT…
[sung response]   Veni Creator Spiritus

The Spirit reconciles all peoples of the earth … we pray that men and women of violence everywhere will cease resisting the Spirit that urges peace upon them;  that both ordinary people and world leaders everywhere will give themselves to the task of building peace – we pray especially for the the peoples of the Middle East, Palestine/Israel, Sudan and Central Africa

                 [reader]                   JESUS BREATHE YOUR SPIRIT…

The Spirit renews the face of the earth … we pray that we will learn to live in harmony, and  respect the wonder of creation,  working with God’s creative Spirit to heal our damaged earth and bringing true justice that shares the earth’s abundance with all equally

                [reader]                  JESUS BREATHE YOUR SPIRIT…

The Spirit showers gifts of ministry and mission upon the People of God… we pray that this Pentecost we will all know a fresh outpouring of the Spirit, welcoming the Spirit’s charismatic gifts to empower us to serve the Kingdom as we continue to develop the mission of our parish: we pray especially for ur young people

                  [reader]                    JESUS BREATHE YOUR SPIRIT…

The Spirit leads us to the heart of our God … we pray for a deepening of the stillness of prayer in our lives, and for the welling up of praise and thankfulness: may we each know how infinitely we are loved by our God who dwells at the centre of our being

                  [reader]                   JESUS BREATHE YOUR SPIRIT…

The Spirit sends us out in mission … we pray for all our Parish community that we will be open to God’s ever-new vision for us, together with diverse Christian brothers and sisters, and work to Proclaim Good News and serve the Kingdom in our wider community; that the whole Church  will act with more courage to live out God’s Option for the Poor

                       [reader]                  JESUS BREATHE YOUR SPIRIT…

The Spirit heals our every wound,  enlightens every darkness:  we pray for all suffering the wounds of war and poverty and for the sick and hurting of our parish family, especially …..
the Spirit raises the dead: for all who have died recently, especially because of war
and for all whose anniversaries occur at this time: …….

                          [reader]   JESUS BREATHE YOUR SPIRIT…

Mary of Pentecost,  help us all to open ever wider our hearts to the Spirit as you did …
                                               HAIL MARY…

Let us yield to the Spirit praying within us in a moment of silence…

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