In addition to praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit, I would encourage you to spend some time this week praying with the Pentecost Sequence “Veni, Sancte Spiritus,” or “Come, Holy Spirit, Come!”

On Pentecost we insert a hymn into the Scripture readings of the day. After the second reading and before the Gospel.  

The sequence for Pentecost prays for the coming of the Holy Spirit to bring comfort and forgiveness to the faithful. It opens with many repetitions of the word “come,” and closes with repetitions of the request “give.”  Along the way, it affirms various titles and attributes of the Spirit: father of the poor, source of all our store, comforter, refreshment, rest, coolness and solace. The hymn asks the Spirit to shine in the hearts of the singers and to grant healing, strength, forgiveness and salvation. © 2006 Resource Publications, Inc., Paul Turner

I have included the link below for the Pentecost Sequence — “Veni, Sancte Spiritus,” or “Come, Holy Spirit, Come!” I would encourage you not only to pray through the Pentecost sequence this week but to listen to it as well and if the Holy Spirit moves you sign along too. On Spotify there several beautiful versions from the Taizé community out of France. I love to sing with the monks of Taizé.

Remembering you daily in my prayers, particularly at the Eucharist.

God Bless – Fr. Mark