Below are proper prayers of the Mass for Pentecost or Whit Sunday. You can also find a PDF version here: Pentecost Sunday Propers.
INTROIT (Wisdom 1. 7)
THE SPIRIT of the Lord hath filled the whole world, alleluia; and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 67. 2. Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. ℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. — The Spirit of the Lord …
O GOD, who on this day didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit: grant unto us, by the same Spirit, to be wise in what is right, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
LESSON From the Acts of the Apostles, 2. 1-11.
WHEN the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place; and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these that speak Galileans? And how have we heard every one our own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews also, and Proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.
Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 103. 30.) Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Alleluia. (Here all genuflect) Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Come, Thou Father of the poor, come, Thou source of all our store, come, within our bosoms shine. Thou of Comforters the best, Thou the soul’s delightful guest, sweet refreshment here below. In our labor rest most sweet, pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe. O most blesséd Light divine, shine within these hearts of Thine, and our inmost being fill. Where Thou art not, man hath nought, nothing good in deed or thought, nothing free from taint of ill. Heal our wounds, our strength renew, on our dryness pour Thy dew, wash the stains of guilt away. Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen, warm the chill, guide the steps that go astray. On Thy faithful who adore, and confess Thee evermore, in Thy sevenfold gifts descend. Give them virtue’s sure reward, give them Thy salvation, Lord, give them joys that never end. Amen. Alleluia.
GOSPEL Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. John, 14. 23-31.
AT THAT TIME Jesus said to His disciples: If any one love Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and will make Our abode in him: he that loveth Me not, keepeth not My words. And the word which you have heard is not Mine; but the Father’s who sent Me. These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved Me, you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass you may believe. I will not now speak many things with you. For the prince of this world cometh, and in Me he hath not any thing. But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father hath given Me commandment, so do I.
OFFERTORY (Ps. 67. 29, 30)
CONFIRM, O God, what Thou hast wrought in us; from Thy temple, which is in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to Thee, alleluia.
SANCTIFY, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the gifts we offer Thee; and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Spirit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ … in the unity of the same Holy Ghost …
PREFACE FOR PENTECOST
IT is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, at all times and in all places to give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: through Christ our Lord. Who ascending above all the heavens and sitting at Thy right hand, this day poured out the promised Holy Spirit upon the children of adoption. Wherefore the whole world doth rejoice with overflowing joy; and heavenly Hosts also and angelic Powers sing together a hymn to Thy glory, evermore saying: — Sanctus.
COMMUNION (Acts 2. 2, 4)
SUDDENLY there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming where they were sitting, alleluia: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking the wonderful works of God, alleluia, alleluia.
MAY the infusion of the Holy Spirit, O Lord, cleanse our hearts, and render them fruitful by the inward sprinkling of His dew. Through our Lord … in the unity of the same Holy Ghost …
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