Thy Kingdom Come

Earlier this year many of the churches in our country took up the invitation of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to set aside the days leading up to Pentecost to pray for the renewing and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.  In 2017, the initiative has the blessing and encouragement of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and of the Bishops of England and Wales.    The hope is that all churches will participate from 25 May to 4 June 2017.  The aim is threefold: to join with the whole family of God the Father, to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit and to be empowered to become a more effective witness to Jesus.  Please encourage the parish to join in such a Pentecost Novena in a way which best suits your parish.  

Further resources can be found at or Google BCEW-Pentecost Novena