Diocesan Novena – Day 3

Veni Creator Spiritus,

Hymn 504 (1982 Hymnal)

  1. Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, and lighten with celestial fire. 
  2. Thou the anointing Spirit art, who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart. 
  3. Thy blessed unction from above is comfort, life, and fire of love. 
  4. Enable with perpetual light the dullness of our blinded sight. 
  5. Anoint and cheer our soiled face with the abundance of thy grace. 
  6. Keep far our foes, give peace at home: where thou art guide, no ill can come. 
  7. Teach us to know the Father, Son, and thee with both to be but One, 
  8. That through the ages all along, this may be our endless song: 
  9. Praise to thy eternal merit, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Come, great Paraclete, Father of the poor, Comforter of the blest, fulfill the promise of our Savior who would not leave us as orphans. Enter our minds and hearts as you descended on the day of Pentecost upon the Mother of Jesus and upon his Apostles. Grant that every member of the Church may have a part in those gifts which were bestowed that day. O Holy Spirit, giver of every good and perfect gift, may the Father’s will be done in us and through us, and may you, O mighty Spirit, equal to the Father and the Son in Being and majesty, be praised and glorifed for ever and ever. Amen.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten my mind, that I may know and believe all of the mysteries of salvation and discern your hand at work in the world. Teach me to see with your eyes that I may apply my heart unto wisdom in this life and be made worthy to attain to the vision glorious in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Father, one God, in Trinity of Persons and Unity of Being, now and forever. Amen.


Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.


Holy Spirit of God, you have poured your love into our hearts and granted us a diversity of gifts for the building up of your Holy Church: Come to us now in power and stir up those gifts among your faithful people in the Diocese of Springfield, that we may without shame, fear, or fatigue announce to those around us the good news of your coming Kingdom, and in our common life bear winsome witness to the same, that the world may know that you are making all things new and that we are your disciples; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Father, ever one God. Amen.

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