Today we joyfully celebrate Pentecost Sunday – the holy day when our faith community rejoices in the coming of the Holy Spirit. On this day we are reminded of the gifts the Holy Spirit bestows on us:

Wisdom and understanding,
Counsel and fortitude,
Knowledge and piety,
and Holy Fear of the Lord.

Beg for these gifts to be renewed in each of us.  Especially pray for our adult confirmation candidates who will be confirmed by Bishop Schlert at the Cathedral 12:00 Noon Sunday Mass.


Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.

by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.