"The Pentecost Novena is the first
of all novenas, nine days of prayer. After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven, He
commanded His disciples to come together in the upper room to devote themselves
to constant prayer (Acts 1:14). They prayed for nine days before receiving the
Holy Spirit on Pentecost."
On May 4, 1897, Pope Leo XIII proclaimed: "We decree and
command that throughout the whole Catholic Church, this year and in every
a novena shall take place before Whit-Sunday (Pentecost), in all parish
(from Presentation Ministries website, see link below)
Let’s join the world in praying a novena in
preparation of Pentecost – beginning on Friday, May 10,
the day after Ascension Thursday. Here are links to a few of the Pentecost
Novena formats available on the web:
Burning Bush Novena
- developed by Kim Kollins. Multiple formats are
available to download and print.
Pentecost Novena - available on Presentation Ministries
the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts -
available from the EWTN website, focusing on the seven sanctifying gifts of the
Holy Spirit as mentioned in Isaiah 11
Holy Spirit Prayers - The Pentecost
Sequence (Come, Holy Spirit) and the Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Holy Ghost,
Creator Blest) can both be found on this page.
For an article on Preparing for Pentecost 2013
The Pentecost Novena begins on Friday
after Ascension Thursday, and concludes on Saturday, the
vigil of Pentecost. In 2013 this is May 10-18.
How can you participate?
Pray the novena in your own prayer time or with your
Gather together in your prayer group to pray the novena
and as an opportunity to fellowship.
Organize the Pentecost Novena in your
Whether it be a formal event or simply a group of
people praying together after daily Mass, this could be
a wonderful opportunity for the whole parish.
PENTECOST 2013 IN ROME
One of the great events in the Year of
Faith will be the Day for the Movements with the Holy Father, which will take
place in 18 and 19 May 2013 at St Peter’s Square, Rome (Italy).
Now, the election of our new Pope Francis will make this
appointment more expected and participated.
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