Veni, Sancte Spiritus—Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Veni, Sancte Spiritus—Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine. You, of comforters the
best; You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below; In our labor, rest most
sweet; Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe. O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours, And our inmost being
fill! Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought, Nothing free from taint
of ill. Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your 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 the faithful, who adore And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end. Amen.

This beautiful poetic hymn used in today’s liturgy expresses what our prayer intentions for our parish should be. Particularly as we embark on the formation of our parish pastoral council. Pray that His presence may be with us in this grace filled moment in our faith journey together.

In Christ and His Mother Mary,

Fr. Dave