Novena to the Holy Spirit

 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

     -Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

     -And you shall renew the face of the earth.

 

Let us pray. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Let us pray. O Holy Spirit, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to you my understanding, my heart, my will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my understanding always be submissive to your heavenly inspirations and to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church, of which you are the infallible Guide; may my heart ever be inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will always conform to the divine will, and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be honor and glory forever. Amen.

 

Reception of Holy Communion at the regular time

 

This weekend, we will go back to receiving Holy Communion at the regular time during the weekend Masses.  The reason we started to have the reception of Holy Communion at the end of Mass was to avoid having a lot of people leaving the Church at the same time and to maintain the six-foot distance between each person.

 Now, since everyone is more familiar with this protocol, we will start receiving Holy Communion after the priest and deacons at all Masses.  Please take extra care to not congregate in Church or even outside in close groups.  If someone is getting out of the pew close to you, give them the proper space to leave before you while maintaining that distance as you leave, always while wearing your mask.