This year, Pentecost is on Sunday, May 28. Following the example of Mary and the other disciples, we traditionally pray a novena for the nine days before Pentecost as a way of asking the Holy Spirit to come anew into our hearts. Why pray a novena to the Holy Spirit? Watch this video with Dave Mangan and his daughter Aimee Godfrey to find out!
This year’s novena begins on Friday, May 19. Two novena options are below:
- A novena asking for the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit. (Download a .pdf file of this novena by clicking here.)
- A Family Pentecost novena, prepared by our Assistant Director for Youth Discipleship, Susan Perrier, with prayers and activities for the entire family. For more information, go to ctkcc.net/children/pentecost-family.
As Fr. Ed often reminds us, this is also a great time to (re-)read the Acts of the Apostles. See what the early Church looked like after the Fire of the Holy Spirit fell in the Upper Room, and ask Him to renew His wonders in our time! You can read it online at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website, https://bible.usccb.org/bible/acts/1.
On Saturday, May 27, our Pentecost Vigil Mass will be at 7:30 pm, with confessions at 7:00 pm. (There will be no 4:30 pm Mass or 4:00 pm Confessions on May 27.) We will use the readings for the Extended Vigil Mass and have extra time for praise and worship, beginning at 7:10 pm. The Mass usually lasts about 2-3 hours. The Mass will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. The Sunday Mass times will remain the same at 9am and 11am.
If you have a prophetic word for the Vigil, please email it to Peter Vanicelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday, May 25, at 5:00 pm. Please include your name and contact information (email address and/or phone number) where you can be reached if there are any questions. You are not allowed to submit an anonymous prophetic word.