The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas.  Our Lord instructed the Apostles to go back and await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost, nine days after He ascended into Heaven.

We invite you to join us as we pray the following Novena in preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit anew at Pentecost . If you would like to add your petitions to ours, please send them via the form below.  These petitions will be printed and placed in the Altar.

Novena Dates: May 30th through June 7th, 2014

holyspiritNovena Prayer

“Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in Your deep, personal love for me, I am making this novena for the following request, if it be Your Holy Will to grant it: (mention Your request).  Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition and patience.  Do not let me fall into sin.  Give me an increase of faith, hope, and charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state in life.

Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus and an obedient child of the Church.  Give me efficacious grace sufficient to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily.  Give me the four cardinal virtues, Your seven gifts, Your twelve fruits.  Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life.  I ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.”

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