Sunday 17 May – ASCENSION SUNDAY
MASS – 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am. Polish Mass 7pm
AFTERNOON OF PRAYER
2pm – Diocesan Pentecost Novena
3pm – Exposition and Confessions
4.30pm – Evening Prayer& Benediction
We pray for the gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT for the building up of the parish
Sunday - Wisdom Monday - Understanding
Tuesday - Right judgement Wednesday - Courage
Thursday - Knowledge Friday - Reverence
Saturday - Wonder and awe
MONDAY to FRIDAY
Mass – 6.30am, 7.30pm
Exposition – 8-8.30pm with Confessions
SATURDAY 23 May
9am Mass. Exposition and Confessions 9.30-10am
7.30pm – PARISH SOCIAL
PENTECOST SUNDAY 24 May
11am – GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS
with Bishop Peter
Dedication of the Icon tothe Holy Spirit
Parish Picnic follows.
6pm – Evening Prayer and Benediction
7pm Polish Mass
HOLY GHOST PARISHGOLDEN JUBILEE 2015
Week of Prayer in preparation 17 – 24 May
Our Daily Prayer to the Holy Spirit for our parish.
Pray this at home morning and evening
and before meals this week
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
Let us pray
Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit, you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to love what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A daily prayer to Our Lady in this Easter season
(which replaces the Angelus – noon and 6pm)
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia
For Christ, your Son and Son of God, alleluia
has risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O virgin Mary, alleluia
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia
Let us pray
God of life, you have given joy to the world by the resurrection of your son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of his mother, the virgin Mary, bring us to the happiness of eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYERS for the HOLY SPIRIT
INVOCATIONS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Spirit of Light,
Be our guide in all decisions.
Spirit of Silence.
Help us to be still so that we may hear your voice.
Spirit of Courage
Take away our fears and anxieties.
Spirit of Fire
Fill us with Christ’s love and a love for all people.
Spirit of Joy
Help us to show by our living that Christ is risen.
Spirit of Love
May we always be aware of the needs of others.
Spirit of Power
Give us all that we need to be your witnesses.
Spirit of Truth
Guide us in the way you want us to go.
ANOINT ME WITH THE OIL OF INTEGRITY, O GOD,
AND THE SEAL OF YOUR SANCTIFYING SPIRIT.
Anoint my head so that all of my thoughts
come forth from the well of your Being to fill me with grace and peace.
Anoint my eyes
so that I might see your presence and providence clearly.
Anoint my ears that I might hear
the cry of the poor all around me and the whisper of your word.
Anoint my lips that I might proclaim
the good News of your mission and the meaning of Jesus Christ.
Anoint my feet to walk in your ways,
to run and never grow weary, to stand up for justice unafraid.
Anoint my heart with warmth and compassion
and a genuine generosity toward all who are in need.
Anoint the whole of me,
O Holy One, that I too may be holy.
Anoint my spirit for mission,
that I might reach out and into the heart of the whole hurting world.
Anoint my soul for ministry
that I might have the courage to respond with the whole of my being
to the daily demands of grace.
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Leader - Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
All - And kindle in them the fire of your love
Leader - Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created
All - And you will renew the face of the earth
Leader - Let us pray (we pause)
ALL - Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit, you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to love what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
We, as members of Holy Ghost Parish, are a community united in our faith and strengthened through prayer, worship and service. We accept our call from God to work together,to serve all with justice, peace and love in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.