The Pentecost novena was the very first novena, when, for nine days after the Ascension of Jesus, the Blessed Mother, the Apostles, and other followers “devoted themselves to prayer” before the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Every year, the Church encourages us to also spend the nine days before Pentecost praying for more of the Holy Spirit.
There are many novena prayers available. Here are just a few:
Novena for the Nine Charismatic Gifts
This is the novena that we published in the May 17th bulletin. To download a copy of the novena, please click here.
Diocese of Lansing Novena for the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
The Diocese of Lansing is planning to post a series of nine short (~5 minute) videos with prayers and meditations on the nine fruits of the Spirit. To access the videos beginning on May 22, please go to the Diocese of Lansing YouTube channel.
Pentecost Novena for Children
Assistant Director for Youth Discipleship Susan Perrier has prepared a series of prayers and exercises that parents can use with their children each day leading up to Pentecost. To download the prayers for each day, please click on the links below: