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Christ our Light!

~Thanks be to God!


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

~And you shall renew the face of Mother Earth, alleluia!



Hymn for Novena to the Holy Spirit


Baptis-mal grace- brought you- to dwell

In mortal tem-ples, hearts– of clay;

Depose– the i-dols- throned– therein

And prompt– us by- your- grace– to pray.


As Pa-raclete- you com-fort us,

O Gift of God-, sent by– our Lord;

Eter–nal fount of burn–ing zeal,

Life’s heal–ing oin-tment- and– reward.

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







We have a great High Priest, Jesus, the Son of God.

He has taken his seat at the right hand

of the throne of majesty in the heavens, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Psalm 102/103

My soul, give thanks to Adonai,

all my being, bless the Holy Name.

My soul, give thanks to Adonai

and never forget all these blessings.


Bless God, who forgives all your sin,

who heals every one of your ills,

who snatches you free from death,

who enfolds you with tender compassion

who fills your life with goodness

and gives you the strength of an eagle.


Adonai does deeds of justice

and defends the poor and oppressed;

Teaches God’s ways to Moses

and God’s deeds to the children of Israel.


Adonai is compassion and love,

patient and rich in mercy.

God will not accuse us for long,

nor bring our sins to trial,

nor exact from us in kind

nor give us what our sins deserve.


As high as the heavens are above the Earth,

so great is God’s love for those who trust.

As far as the east is from the west,

so far does God remove our sins.


As parents have compassion on their children,

Adonai has pity on those who are reverent,

for Adonai knows of what we are made,

and remembers that we are dust.


The  love of Adonai is everlasting

upon those who revere God’s Holiness;

whose justice reaches out to all generations

when they keep God’s will in their minds and hearts.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore. Amen.

We have a great High Priest, Jesus, the Son of God.

He has taken his seat at the right hand

of the throne of majesty in the heavens, Alleluia, Alleluia!



READING          Acts 19: 6-8

And when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them,
and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
Altogether there were about twelve of them.
Paul entered the synagogue, and for three months debated boldly
with persuasive arguments about the Reign of God.



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.






In the world you shall have trouble, but be brave:

I have conquered the world,  Alleluia!

Canticle of Mary

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the One and to the Word

And to the Breath of Love

As always before

So now and evermore. Amen

In the world you shall have trouble, but be brave:

I have conquered the world,  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 Father…


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, Alleluia!  ~Amen, Alleluia!


Let us bless Adonai, Alleluia, Alleluia!    ~Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!




Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon

Regina Caeli laetare, alleluia!

Quia Quem meruisti portare, alleluia!

Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia!

Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia!


Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia!

For our Love is truly risen, Alleluia!


Let us pray.

Holy, Immortal and Mighty God, you have brought joy to the world by raising Jesus from the dead. By the prayers of Mary his Mother, and of all the myrrh-bearing women,

raise us up with Jesus and bring us to the fullness of life.  We ask this through the same Jesus Christ, our Risen Love.  Amen.