Study, Pray, Serve: Pentecost

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There are LOTS of options for the Mass Readings for Pentecost, including the Vigil Mass and the Mass During the Day. Here is a short summary:


1st Reading Options

  • Genesis 11:1-9 – The Tower of Babel
  • Exodus 19:3-8,16-20b – Moses encounters God on Mount Sinai
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Ezekiel prophesizes over the dry bones
  • Joel 3:1-5 – God will pour out the Spirit upon all creation

Psalm Options

  • Psalm 33 – “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”
  • Daniel 3:52-56 – “Glory and praise forever!”
  • Psalm 19 – “Lord you have the words of everlasting life.”
  • Psalm 107 – “Give thanks to the Lord; his love is everlasting.”
  • Psalm 104 – “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”

2nd Reading – Romans 8:22-27 – The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness

Gospel – John 7:37-39 – Jesus refers to the Spirit


1st Reading – Acts 2:1-11 – The Spirit comes upon the Apostles

Psalm 104 – Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”

2nd Reading Options

  • 1st Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 – There are different gifts, but the same Spirit
  • Romans 8:8-17 – The Spirit of God dwells in you

Gospel Options

  • John 20:19-23 – The disciples receive the Holy Spirit from Jesus
  • John 14:15-16,23b-26 – The Father will send the Holy Spirit

Mass Readings – Vigil Mass

Mass Readings – Mass During the Day


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About Fr. Andrew Ricci

A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store. View all posts by Fr. Andrew Ricci

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