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Monday Evening – Pentecost Octave





O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.



Acclamations For Reflection


During Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal — 1962.)

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.


Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.

  • He fed them with the best of wheat, Halleluia, and filled them with honey from the rock Halleluia, Halleluia. Sing joyfully to God our strength; acclaim the God of Jacob. Halleluia.
  • Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful; and kindle ion them the fire of Your love. Halleluia.


  • The Lord thundered from heaven, the Most High gave forth His voice; and the fountains of waters appeared, Halleluia.
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. The Apostles spoke in foreign tongues the wonderful works of God. Halleluia.


  • The Holy Spirit will teach you, whatever I have said to you, Halleluia, Halleluia.

From Psalm 114 [115]

Thanksgiving to God for Help in Need


I love the Lord: because he has heard the voice of my pleading,

Because he inclined his ear to me when I called upon him.

The fetters of death encircled me; and the snares of hell seized upon me, I fell into distress and sorrow.

But I called upon the name of the Lord:
“O Lord save my life!”

The Lord is gracious and just, and your God is merciful.

The Lord guards the simple: I was helpless and he saved me.

Return O my soul to your rest, for the Lord has dealt kindly with you.

For he has rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.



Reading — Acts 10: 34 and 42 — 48


Everyone without exception can be saved.
In the very first days of the Church the frontiers of Judaism are extended;
when Peter preaches, the Holy Spirit descends of the Gentiles and they receive Baptism.


The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave him, to make known to his servants the things that must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified them through his Angel to his servant John; who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to whatever he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep the things that are written therein, for the time is at hand.


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

Hymn for Evening


Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, come
From Your bright heavenly throne,
Come take possession of our souls,
And make them all Your own.

You who are called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction and true love.

You who are sevenfold in your grace,
Finger of God’s right hand;
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand.

O guide our minds with Your blest light,
With love our hearts inflame,
And with Your strength, which ne’er decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.


Far from us drive our deadly foe;
True peace unto us bring;
And through all perils lead us safe
Beneath Your sacred wing.

Through You may we the Father know,
Through You the eternal Son,
And You the blessed Spirit of them both,
Thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be,
With His co-equal Son:
The same to You, great Paraclete
While endless ages run.

[Ascribed to Rabanus Maurus,
776—856.  Tr. Anon.]


Mary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 46 — 55


Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1: 41 — 45), acclaimed Mary, warmly with the words: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb” — to which Mary replied in her prophetic hymn.


“If anyone love Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him, Halleluia.


My soul magnifies the Lord.

And my spirit rejoices in God my saviour,

Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid, for behold; henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,

Because he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

And His mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear him. — He has shown might with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.


He has put down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things and the rich he has sent empty away. —

He has given help to Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy.

(As he promised our fathers) towards Abraham and his descendants forever.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.


The Lord’s Prayer



Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.




Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.



Pentecost Octave Evening Prayer

 Burn our desires and hearts, Lord, with the fire of the Holy Spirit,
so that we may serve You with a chaste body and please You with a clean heart. Amen.


Let us Pray

O God, Who gave the Holy Spirit to Your Apostles, grant to Your people the effect of their devout prayers, that on those to whom You have given faith, You may also bestow peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.




V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.


May the all powerful
and merciful Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.


Part 2. Devotions During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection