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In 2017 we will begin on May 26th
and pray through the vigil of Pentecost.

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The Pentecost Novena begins on Friday after Ascension Thursday, and concludes on Saturday, the vigil of Pentecost. In 2017 this is May 26 – June 3.

How can you participate?

  • Pray the novena in your own prayer time or with your family.
  • Gather together in your prayer group to pray the novena and as an opportunity to fellowship.
  • Organize the Pentecost Novena in your parish community.  Whether it be a formal event or simply a group of people praying together after daily Mass, this could be a wonderful opportunity for the whole parish.


 Pentecost Novena

“The Pentecost Novena is the first of all novenas, nine days of prayer. After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven, He commanded His disciples to come together in the upper room to devote themselves to constant prayer (Acts 1:14). They prayed for nine days before receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.”

On May 4, 1897, Pope Leo XIII proclaimed: “We decree and command that throughout the whole Catholic Church, this year and in every subsequent year, a novena shall take place before Whit-Sunday (Pentecost), in all parish churches.”   (Encyclical On the Holy Spirit, 13)

Let’s join the world in praying a novena in preparation of Pentecost – beginning nine full days before the day of Pentecost, ending on the Vigil (the day before the feast).  Here are links to a few of the Pentecost Novena formats available on the web:

Novena to the Holy Spirit – developed by Jane Guenther, Chairman of the National Service Committee and Coordinator of the St. Louis Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office.

LIKE us on the WWCCR Facebook page where we will post the above Novena daily beginning with an introduction on Thursday, May 26th and concluding on June 3rd.

Burning Bush Novena – developed by Kim Kollins. Multiple formats are available to download and print.

Pentecost Novena – available on Presentation Ministries Website

Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts
available from the EWTN website, focusing on the seven sanctifying gifts of the Holy Spirit as mentioned in Isaiah 11

Holy Spirit Prayers – The Pentecost Sequence (Come, Holy Spirit) and the Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest) can both be found on this page.