ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Wis 1:7
The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world and that which contains all things understands what is said, alleluia.
O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was first proclaimed, fill now once more the hearts of believers. Through our Lord.
A reading from the Acts of the Apostle 2:1-11
“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other tongues.”
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya’ belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”
The word of the Lord.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM 104:lab and 24ac.29bc-30.31 and 34 (R. cf. 30)
- Lord, send forth your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
- Bless the Lord, 0 my soul! O Lord my God, how great you are. How many are your works, 0 Lord! The earth is fill of your creatures. R.
- You take away their breath, they die, returning to the dust from which they came. You send forth your spirit, and they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. R.
- May the glory of the Lord last forever! May the Lord rejoice in his works! May my thoughts be pleasing to him. I will rejoice in the Lord. R.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians 5:16-2
“The fruit of the Spirit.”
Brethren: Walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desire of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you would. But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under law. Now the works of the flesh are plain: immorality, impurity licentiousness, idolatry; sorcery enmity, strife, jealous anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another.
The word of the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia!! Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful; and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 15:26-27; 16:12-15
“The Spirit of truth will guide you into all the truth.”
At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “When the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me; and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.
“Have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Grant, we pray, 0 Lord, that, as promised by your Son, the Holy Spirit may reveal to us more abundantly the hidden mystery of this sacrifice and graciously lead us into all truth. Through Christ our Lord.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke of the marvels of God, alleluia.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
O God, who bestow heavenly gifts upon your Church, safeguard, we pray, the grace you have given, that the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out upon her, may retain all its force, and that this spiritual food may gain her abundance of eternal redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.