Fifth Day before Pentecost


Invitation to  Worship

Christ, our Love, who promised to send

us the Holy Spirit, Come, let us adore.  Alleluia!

O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, alleluia;

~And You will renew the face of the Earth, alleluia!


Hymn for Novena to the Holy Spirit


Through You alone can we perceive

The Abba and Beloved Son;

And You, their vibrant bond of love:

In persons three, in Godhead one.


O friends, lift up your hearts and souls

To praise the Blessed Trinity;

And beg the Word to send to us

The Spirit of Divinity.  Amen.

Text: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS; tr. Frank Quinn, OP, alt. Tune: VENI CREATOR






I will not leave you orphans, Alleluia!  I go away

and I am coming to you, Alleluia, and your hearts shall rejoice, Alleluia!


Psalm 148

 Alleluia! Praise Adonai!

Sing praise from the heavens above,

Sing praise from the heights of the mountains!

All angels and spirits, sing praise!


Sing praise, O Sun and Moon!

Sing praise, O glittering Stars!

Sing praise, O Galaxies of the Universe!

Sing praise, O Cosmos of Creation!


Praise the Name of the ONE

Whose Word invited you to be,

Establishing the pattern of creation:

Wanting us all to be free.


Let praise resound from the Earth

From oceans and creatures of the sea;

fire and hail, snow and mist,

Stormy winds that hear the Word.


All mountains and hills,

All fruit trees and cedars

Beasts both wild and tame

Reptiles and birds on the wing;


Princes and judges,

Rulers and citizens

All men and women

Elders and children;


Together sing praise to the HOLY

To the ONE whose praise is exalted;

To the NAME beyond all names,

Whose splendor fills heaven and earth.


For LOVE gives strength to the people,

Shares glory with all the faithful;

Welcoming us as companions,

Teaching us how to sing praise.  


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore. Amen.

I will not leave you orphans, Alleluia!; I go away

and I am coming to you, Alleluia, and your hearts shall rejoice, Alleluia!



READING  I John 4: 1-3
Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist that, as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.



R.  I will send the Comforter to you, the Spirit of truth, *alleluia, alleluia!  V. The Spirit will declare to you the things that are to come *alleluia, alleluia!  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.



Canticle of Zachariah


Abba, I pray for those you have given to me

because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours

and everything that is yours is also mine, Alleluia!

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Abba, I pray for those you have given to me

because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours

and everything that is yours is also mine, Alleluia!




Litany of Intercession

Let us pray that the Risen and Ascended Christ

place in us the gifts of his Spirit and the power of his love:

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!


Spirit of wisdom,

Spirit of understanding,

Spirit of adoration:

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!


Spirit of strength,

Spirit of knowledge,

Spirit of joy,

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!


Spirit of compassion,

Spirit of peace,

Spirit of jubilation,

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!


Spirit of willing service,

Spirit of goodness,

Spirit of gentleness,

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!


Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba in heaven…


Closing Prayer

Good and gracious God, Source of all Life, all Love and all Joy,

You freely offer the gifts of your Spirit to every person and all of creation.

Pour out upon us the Spirit of Jesus and the fullness of your love so that we may share your life and your joy with the whole world.  Amen.



May the Risen Christ, ascended to the Abba, send us the Holy Spirit and bless + us with abundant life!  ~Amen!


Let us bless Adonai, Alleluia, Alleluia!

~Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!