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graphic of white dove bordered by flamesPENTECOST NOVENA 2016   


 

This initiative is now concluded for another year but these pages will be left open for reference, for the time being. 


A New Evangelisation is only possible in the power of a New Pentecost. These simple resources are offered to encourage and facilitate prayer for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit for a New Evangelisation. 


Welcome to the Pentecost Novena section of our webpages. You will find here a range of resources, including templates for Prayer Services and a Guidance document, that are freely available for those who would like to use them. 


 PREPARING FOR PENTECOST 2016 - FRIDAY 6TH MAY-SATURDAY 14TH MAY 2016 


The aim is that on each of the nine days of the novena there will be at least one group praying somewhere in the Diocese of Northampton and further afield, using these resources. In this way the novena is prayed collectively over the nine days. These services can be prayed before or after Mass or other liturgies, in prayer meetings, as part of other meetings or at home. They are suitable for use by Churches, prayer groups, families and individuals for their personal prayer. In the Northampton Diocese, this initiative has grown over the last two years in parishes and schools, as illustrated in the following newsletters: 


Sharing News from the Pentecost Novena 2015 - PDF here, and Celebrating Pentecost 2014 PDF here 


3rd May - A schedule of all the Novena services notified to date is here. 


 Download the templates here in Word or PDF:

 FULL LENGTH (one hour) PENTECOST NOVENA PRAYER SERVICE          WORD  PDF
 PENTECOST NOVENA PRAYER SERVICE (30-40 Min)  WORD  PDF
 SHORT PENTECOST NOVENA PRAYER SERVICE (15 min)    WORD  PDF

To encourage parishes and prayer groups to pray together with Christians from other churches, an Ecumenical Pentecost Novena is provided here. 


Additional resources:

 

  HELPFUL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES FOR LEADERS                     WORD   PDF 
  PENTECOST NOVENA PRAYER CARD (4 cards per sheet)  WORD  PDF
  HOLY SPIRIT, LORD OF LOVE sheet music
 PDF
  HOLY SPIRIT, LORD OF LOVE lyrics     PDF
  PENTECOST GUIDE FOR CONFIRMATION & YOUTH GROUPS    PDF
  POSTER    PDF

Two Mp3 files for the "Holy Spirit, Lord of Love" song; a backing track and a simple demo recording are available here.


Once you have organised a date for your service in the Northampton Diocese or outside it, please send details of the venue, date and time and the main leaders’ contact details to the Diocesan Evangelisation Team. We will be co-ordinating information about where and when the novena is being prayed around the Diocese, and also praying with and for the Pentecost Novena services elsewhere. Please send details of your venue, date, time and leader’s contact details to:


Alex Heath, Chair of the Northampton Diocesan Evangelisation Team, via the Contact the Team page. 


Thank you. 

   
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