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Pentecost Sunday, Mass During the Day

June 5, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [63]

First Reading

Acts 2:1-11 | They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak.

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.

Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely’ they said ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya round Cyrene; as well as visitors from Rome – Jews and proselytes alike – Cretans and Arabs; we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.’


Psalm 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29b-30 | Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. or Alleluia!

  Bless the Lord, my soul!

  Lord God, how great you are,

  clothed in majesty and glory,

  wrapped in light as in a robe!

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. or Alleluia!

  How many are your works, O Lord!

  In wisdom you have made them all.

  The earth is full of your riches.

  Bless the Lord, my soul.

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. or Alleluia!

  All of these look to you

  to give them their food in due season.

  You give it, they gather it up:

  you open your hand, they have their fill.

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. or Alleluia!

  You take back your spirit, they die,

  returning to the dust from which they came.

  You send forth your spirit, they are created;

  and you renew the face of the earth.

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. or Alleluia!

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Romans 8:8-17 

1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 | In one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.

No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them. The particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose. 

Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.

Romans 8:8-17 | Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

People who are interested only in unspiritual things can never be pleasing to God. Your interests, however, are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him. Though your body may be dead it is because of sin, but if Christ is in you then your spirit is life itself because you have been justified; and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.

So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live.

Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God. The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God. And if we are children we are heirs as well: heirs of God and coheirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.

Gospel Acclamation


Holy Spirit, Lord of Light, From the clear celestial height Thy pure beaming radiance give.

Come, thou Father of the poor, Come with treasures which endure Come, thou light of all that live!

Thou, of all consolers best, Thou, the soul’s delightful guest, Dost refreshing peace bestow

Thou in toil art comfort sweet Pleasant coolness in the heat Solace in the midst of woe.

Light immortal, light divine, Visit thou these hearts of thine, And our inmost being fill:

If thou take thy grace away, Nothing pure in man will stay All his good is turned to 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.

Thou, on us who evermore Thee confess and thee adore, With thy sevenfold gifts descend:

Give us comfort when we die Give us life with thee on high Give us joys that never end.

Gospel Acclamation | Come. Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.


John 20:19-23 or John 14:15-16; 23b-26 

John 20: 19-23 | As the Father sent me, so I send you: Receive the Holy Spirit.

In the evening of the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.

‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’

After saying this he breathed on them and said:

‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’

John 14: 15-16; 23b-26 | The Holy Spirit will teach you everything.

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘If you love me you will keep my commandments. I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you for ever.‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him. Those who do not love me do not keep my words. And my word is not my own: it is the word of the one who sent me. I have said these things to you while still with you; but the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you.


Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, and used by permission of the publishers

See Also


Psalm 104: Lord, Send Out Your Spirit
Composer: Lisicky, Paul
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 104: Send Forth Your Spirit
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP

Hymns & Songs

All Who Hunger
Composer: Moore, Bob
Text: Dunstan, Sylvia
Publisher: GIA
Bring Forth the Kingdom
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Christ, Be Our Light
Composer: Farrell, Bernadette
Text: Farrell, Bernadette
Publisher: OCP
Come, Holy Ghost
Text: Veni, Creator Spiritus
Come, Holy Spirit
Publisher: WLP
Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
Composer: Friedell, Harold
Text: Dearmer, Percy
Publisher: GIA
Go Make Of All Disciples
Text: Adkins, Leon M.
Publisher: GIA
How Wonderful the Three-in-One
Text: Wren, Brian
Publisher: GIA
Let the River Flow
Composer: Evans, Darrell
Text: Evans, Darrell
O Holy Spirit, Come to Bless
Publisher: PD
Refiner’s Fire (Purify My Heart)
Composer: Doerksen, Brian
Text: Malachi 3:2-4
The Song and the Silence
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Taize Community
Publisher: GIA
We Are Marching
Composer: South African traditional
Text: South African traditional
We Are the Light of the World
Composer: Greif, Jean A.
Text: Greif, Jean A.
Where Charity and Love Prevail
Composer: Benoit OSB, Paul
Text: Westendorf, Omer
Publisher: WLP