Solemnity




At the Vigil Mass

Extended form

This Vigil Mass may be celebrated on the Saturday evening, either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of Pentecost Sunday.

1. In churches where the Vigil Mass is celebrated in an extended form, this may be done as follows.

2. a) If First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) celebrated in choir or in common immediately precede Mass, the celebration may begin either from the introductory verse and the hymn (Veni, creátor Spíritus) or else from the singing of the Entrance Antiphon with the procession and greeting of the Priest; in either case the Penitential Act is omitted (cf. General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours, nos. 94 and 96).

Then the Psalmody prescribed for Vespers follows, up to but not including the Short Reading.

After the Psalmody, omitting the Penitential Act, and if appropriate, the Kyrie, (Lord, have mercy), the Priest says the prayer Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the splendor, as at the Vigil Mass.

3. b) If Mass is begun in the usual way, after the Kyrie (Lord, have mercy), the Priest says the prayer Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the splendor, as at the Vigil Mass. Then the Priest may address the people in these or similar words:

Dear brethren (brothers and sisters),
we have now begun our Pentecost Vigil,
after the example of the Apostles and disciples,
who with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, persevered in prayer,
awaiting the Spirit promised by the Lord;
like them, let us, too, listen with quiet hearts to the Word of God.
Let us meditate on how many great deeds
God in times past did for his people
and let us pray that the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father sent as the first fruits for those who believe,
may bring to perfection his work in the world.

4. Then follow the readings proposed as options in the Lectionary. A reader goes to the ambo and proclaims the reading. Afterwards a psalmist or a cantor sings or says the Psalm with the people making the response. Then all rise, the Priest says, Let us pray and, after all have prayed for a while in silence, he says the prayer corresponding to the reading. In place of the Responsorial Psalm a period of sacred silence may be observed, in which case the pause after Let us pray is omitted.


READINGS

FIRST READING
Gen 11:1-9
Ps 33:10-11,12-13,14-15
Collect

SECOND READING
Ex 19:3-8
Dn 3:52,53,54,55,56
Ps 19:8,9,10,11
Collect

THIRD READING
Ezek 37:1-14
Ps 107:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9
Collect

FOURTH READING
Joel 3:1-5
Ps 104:1-2a, 24, 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30
Collect

EPISTLE:
Romans 8:22-27

GOSPEL:
John 7:37-39


SOLEMN BLESSING
May God, the Father of lights,
who was pleased to enlighten the disciples' minds
by the outpouring of the Spirit, the Paraclete,
grant you gladness by his blessing
and make you always abound with the gifts of the same Spirit.
Amen.

May the wondrous flame that appeared above the disciples,
powerfully cleanse your hearts from every evil
and pervade them with its purifying light.
Amen.

And may God, who has been pleased to unite many tongues
in the profession of one faith,
give you perseverence in that same faith
and, by believing, may you journey from hope to clear vision.
Amen.

And may the blessing of Almighty God,
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you forever.

A double Alleluia is added to the dismissal and response, as on Easter.

To dismiss the people the Deacon or, if there is no Deacon, the Priest himself sings or says:


Go forth, the Mass is ended, alleluia, alleluia.

Or:

Go in peace, alleluia, alleluia.


At the Vigil Mass

Simple form


This Mass is used on the Saturday evening, either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of Pentecost Sunday.


ENTRANCE ANTIPHON           Rom 5: 5; cf. 8: 11
Caritas Dei diffusa est in cordibus nostris per inhabitantem Spiritum eius in nobis, alleluia.
The love of God has been poured into our hearts
through the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia.


GLORIA


COLLECT
Almighty ever-living God,
who willed the Paschal Mystery
to be encompassed as a sign in fifty days,
grant that from out of the scattered nations
the confusion of many tongues
may be gathered by heavenly grace
into one great confession of your name.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Or:

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that the splendor of your glory
may shine forth upon us
and that, by the bright rays of the Holy Spirit,
the light of your light may confirm the hearts
of those born again by your grace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.



READINGS
FIRST READING (Option 1): Genesis 11:1-9
FIRST READING (Option 2): Exodus 19:3-8
FIRST READING (Option 3): Ezekiel 37:1-14
FIRST READING (Option 4): Joel 3:1-5
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30
EPISTLE: Romans 8:22-27
GOSPEL: John 7:37-39
CREDO


PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Pour out upon these gifts the blessing of your Spirit,
we pray, O Lord,
so that through them your Church may be imbued with such love
that the truth of your saving mystery
may shine forth for the whole world.
Through Christ our Lord.


PREFACE          The Mystery of Pentecost

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
V. Lift up your hearts.
R. We lift them up to the Lord.
V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For, bringing your Paschal Mystery to completion,
you bestowed the Holy Spirit today
on those you made your adopted children
by uniting them to your Only Begotten Son.
This same Spirit, as the Church came to birth,
opened to all peoples the knowledge of God
and brought together the many languages of the earth
in profession of the one faith.

Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON            Jn 7: 37
Ultimo festivitatis die, stabat Iesus et clamabat dicens: Si quis sitit, veniat ad me et bibat, alleluia.
On the last day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried out:
If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink, alleluia.


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
May these gifts we have consumed
benefit us, O Lord,
that we may always be aflame with the same Spirit,
whom you wondrously poured out on your Apostles.
Through Christ our Lord.


SOLEMN BLESSING
May God, the Father of lights,
who was pleased to enlighten the disciples' minds
by the outpouring of the Spirit, the Paraclete,
grant you gladness by his blessing
and make you always abound with the gifts of the same Spirit.
Amen.

May the wondrous flame that appeared above the disciples,
powerfully cleanse your hearts from every evil
and pervade them with its purifying light.
Amen.

And may God, who has been pleased to unite many tongues
in the profession of one faith,
give you perseverence in that same faith
and, by believing, may you journey from hope to clear vision.
Amen.

And may the blessing of Almighty God,
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you forever.

A double Alleluia is added to the dismissal and response, as on Easter.

To dismiss the people the Deacon or, if there is no Deacon, the Priest himself sings or says:


Go forth, the Mass is ended, alleluia, alleluia.

Or:

Go in peace, alleluia, alleluia.

R. Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.


At the Mass during the Day


ENTRANCE ANTIPHON           Wis 1: 7
Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum, et hoc quod continet omnia scientiam habet vocis, alleluia.
The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world
and that which contains all things
understands what is said, alleluia.

Or:           Rom 5: 5; cf. 8: 11
The love of God has been poured into our hearts
through the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia.



GLORIA


COLLECT
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 Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.



READINGS
Year A

Acts 2:1-11

Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
R./ Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. Or: Alleluia.

1 Cor 12:3b-7,12-13


SEQUENCE: Veni Sante Spiritus

ALLELUIA:Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Veni, Sancte Spíritus, reple tuórum corda fidélium; et tui amóris in eis ignem accénde.

GOSPEL: John 20: 19-23
Year B

Acts 2:1-11

Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
R./ Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. Or: Alleluia.

1 Cor 12:3b-7,12-13
2nd Option - Gal 5:16-25

SEQUENCE: Veni Sante Spiritus

ALLELUIA:Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Veni, Sancte Spíritus, reple tuórum corda fidélium; et tui amóris in eis ignem accénde.

GOSPEL: John 20: 19-23
2nd Option - John 15:26-27; 16:12-15
Year C

Acts 2:1-11

Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
R./ Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. Or: Alleluia.

1 Cor 12:3b-7,12-13
2nd Option - Rom 8:8-17

SEQUENCE: Veni Sante Spiritus

ALLELUIA:Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Veni, Sancte Spíritus, reple tuórum corda fidélium; et tui amóris in eis ignem accénde.

GOSPEL: John 20: 19-23
2nd Option - John 14:15-16, 23b-26


CREDO


PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Grant, we pray, O 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.


PREFACE          The Mystery of Pentecost

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
V. Lift up your hearts.
R. We lift them up to the Lord.
V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For, bringing your Paschal Mystery to completion,
you bestowed the Holy Spirit today
on those you made your adopted children
by uniting them to your Only Begotten Son.
This same Spirit, as the Church came to birth,
opened to all peoples the knowledge of God
and brought together the many languages of the earth
in profession of the one faith.

Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .

When the Roman Canon is used, the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON            Acts 2: 4, 11
Repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto, loquentes magnalia Dei, alleluia.
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.


SOLEMN BLESSING
May God, the Father of lights,
who was pleased to enlighten the disciples' minds
by the outpouring of the Spirit, the Paraclete,
grant you gladness by his blessing
and make you always abound with the gifts of the same Spirit.
Amen.

May the wondrous flame that appeared above the disciples,
powerfully cleanse your hearts from every evil
and pervade them with its purifying light.
Amen.

And may God, who has been pleased to unite many tongues
in the profession of one faith,
give you perseverence in that same faith
and, by believing, may you journey from hope to clear vision.
Amen.

And may the blessing of Almighty God,
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you forever.

A double Alleluia is added to the dismissal and response, as on Easter.

To dismiss the people the Deacon or, if there is no Deacon, the Priest himself sings or says:


Go forth, the Mass is ended, alleluia, alleluia.

Or:

Go in peace, alleluia, alleluia.

R. Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.


With Easter Time now concluded, the paschal candle is extinguished. It is desirable to keep the paschal candle in the baptistery with due honor so that it is lit at the celebration of Baptism and the candles of those baptized are lit from it. Where the Monday or Tuesday after Pentecost are days on which the faithful are obliged or accustomed to attend Mass, the Mass of Pentecost Sunday may be repeated, or a Mass of the Holy Spirit may be said.


The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.



 
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