Pentecost mass on Sunday 23rd May

Pentecost mass on Sunday 23rd May

Weather permitted, we will be celebrating mass on the playing fields of St Gerard’s this Sunday at 11am. If this goes ahead there will not be a mass at the Immaculate Conception at 9am. No need to book, but people will need to bring their own seats. Social distancing will be maintained and there will be no mingling afterwards. However, we will all be able to sing. If the weather does not cooperate we will revert back to the two masses 9am at Immaculate Conception and 11am at St Gerard’s and bookings will be required but you won’t need to bring a chair!

The hymns we will be singing in the open air mass are:

Come down, O Love divine:

Come down, O Love divine!
seek out this soul of mine
and visit it with your own ardour glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, your holy flame bestowing.

There let it freely burn
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let your glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and make my pathway clear, by your illuming.

Let holy charity
my outward vesture be,
and lowliness become my inner clothing;
true lowliness of heart
which takes the humbler part,
and for its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong
with which the soul will long
shall far surpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace
till we become the place
in which the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love the way you love,
and do what you would do.

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until my will is one with yours,
to do and to endure.

3 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with you the perfect life
for all eternity.Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come
From Thy bright heav’nly throne;
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all Thine own.

Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come from thy

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

Thou who art sevenfold in Thy grace,
Finger of God’s right hand;
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand.

O guide our minds with Thy blest light,
With love our hearts inflame;
And with Thy 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 Thy sacred wing.

Through Thee may we the Father know,
Through Thee th’eternal Son,
And Thee the Spirit of them both,
Thrice-blessèd Three in One.

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

God’s Spirit Is In My Heart

God’s Spirit Is In My Heart
He Has Called Me And Set Me Apart.
This Is What I Have To Do,
What I Have To DoGod’s Spirit Is In My Heart

He Sent Me To Give The Good News To The Poor
Tell Prisoners That They Are Prisoners No More
Tell Blind People That They Can See
And Set The Down Trodden Free
And Go Tell Everyone The News That The
Kingdom Of God Has Come
And Go Tell Everyone
The News That God’s Kingdom Has Come.

Just As The Father Sent Me So
I’m Sending You Out To Be,
My Witnesses Throughout The World,
The Whole Of The World

He Sent Me To Give The Good News To The Poor
Tell Prisoners That They Are Prisoners No More
Tell Blind People That They Can See
And Set The Down Trodden Free
And Go Tell Everyone The News That The
Kingdom Of God Has Come
And Go Tell Everyone
The News That God’s Kingdom Has Come.

Don’t Carry A Load In Your Pack,
You Don’t Need Two Shirts On Your Back
A Workman Can Earn His Own Keep,
Can Earn His Own Keep

He Sent Me To Give The Good News To The Poor
Tell Prisoners That They Are Prisoners No More
Tell Blind People That They Can See
And Set The Down Trodden Free
And Go Tell Everyone The News That The
Kingdom Of God Has Come
And Go Tell Everyone
The News That God’s Kingdom Has Come.

Don’t Worry What You Have To Say,
Don’t Worry Because On That Day
God’s Spirit Will Speak In Your Heart
Will Speak In Your Heart

He Sent Me To Give The Good News To The Poor
Tell Prisoners That They Are Prisoners No More
Tell Blind People That They Can See
And Set The Down Trodden Free
And Go Tell Everyone The News That The
Kingdom Of God Has Come
And Go Tell Everyone
The News That God’s Kingdom Has Come.