Readings at Sunday Mass

Pentecost Sunday- Year B

St Peter’s Church- Wyndham Square Plymouth

Welcome to St Peters Church. This sheet provides you with the hymns and readings specifically set for this service. This is to be used along side the order of mass card.
If you need any assistance before, during or after the service please speak to one of our welcome team. (identifiable by a lanyard)

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we kindly ask you not to sing during the service- our music group will sing the hymns which you are invited to follow from this sheet.

Entrance Hymn

1. Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.

2. Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.

3. Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace.
Keep far from foes, give peace at home:
where thou art guide, no ill can come.

4 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but One,
that through the ages all along,
this may be our endless song:

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast

sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation,

pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit

across the face of the earth

and, with the divine grace that was at work

when the Gospel was first proclaimed,

fill now once more the hearts of believers.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God, for ever and ever.

First reading                                                              Acts 2:1-11

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.

Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely’ they said ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya round Cyrene; as well as visitors from Rome – Jews and proselytes alike – Cretans and Arabs; we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.’

Responsorial Psalm   (cantors only) Psalm 103(104):1,24,29-31,34

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.



Bless the Lord, my soul!

Lord God, how great you are,

How many are your works, O Lord!

The earth is full of your riches.R

You take back your spirit, they die,

returning to the dust from which they came.

You send forth your spirit, they are created;

and you renew the face of the earth. R

May the glory of the Lord last for ever!

May the Lord rejoice in his works!

May my thoughts be pleasing to him.

I find my joy in the Lord.R

Second reading                                                          Galatians 5:16-25

If you are guided by the Spirit you will be in no danger of yielding to self-indulgence, since self-indulgence is the opposite of the Spirit, the Spirit is totally against such a thing, and it is precisely because the two are so opposed that you do not always carry out your good intentions. If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you. When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: fornication, gross indecency and sexual irresponsibility; idolatry and sorcery; feuds and wrangling, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels; disagreements, factions, envy; drunkenness, orgies and similar things. I warn you now, as I warned you before: those who behave like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. There can be no law against things like that, of course. You cannot belong to Christ Jesus unless you crucify all self-indulgent passions and desires.

Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit.


Veni, sancte Spiritus


1. Come, thou Holy Spirit, come,
And from thy celestial home
Shed thy light and brilliancy:
Father of the poor, draw near,
Giver of all gifts, be here,
Come, the soul's true radiancy.

2. Come, of comforters the best,
Of the soul the sweetest guest,
Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet,
Thou art shadow from the heat,
Comfort in adversity.

3. O thou Light most pure and blest,
Shine within the inmost breast
Of thy faithful company:
Where thou art not, man has nought;
Every holy deed and thought
Comes from thy divinity.

4. Sinful hearts do thou make whole,
Bring to life the arid soul,
Guide the feet that go astray.
Make the stubborn heart unbend,
To the faint, new hope extend,
Wounded souls, their hurt allay.

5. Fill the faithful, who confide
In thy power to guard and guide,
With thy sevenfold mystery:
Here thy grace and virtue send,
Grant salvation in the end,
And in heaven felicity.
Amen. Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful

and kindle in them the fire of your love.


Gospel                                                                        John 15:26-27,16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘When the Advocate comes,

whom I shall send to you from the Father,

the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father,

he will be my witness.

And you too will be witnesses,

because you have been with me from the outset.

‘I still have many things to say to you

but they would be too much for you now.

But when the Spirit of truth comes

he will lead you to the complete truth,

since he will not be speaking as from himself

but will say only what he has learnt;

and he will tell you of the things to come.

He will glorify me,

since all he tells you

will be taken from what is mine.

Everything the Father has is mine;

that is why I said:

All he tells you

will be taken from what is mine.’

Offertory Hymn

1 All together in one place
friends of Jesus met to pray;
waiting as the Lord had said
for the Pentecostal day.

2 All together with one power
poured out when the Spirit came;
touching each and filling all,
rushing wind and burning flame.


3 All together with one voice,
praising God in every tongue;
languages they never learned,
telling what the Lord had done.

4 All together with one aim:
bearing witness to their Lord;
sharing faith by word and deed,
preaching Christ, the living Word.

5 All together still today,
though two thousand years have gone.
Still the Spirit's power is given,
still God's people meet as one;

6 One in mission, one in faith,
still responding to God's call:
one in telling all the world
Jesus Christ is Lord of all!

Prayer over the Offerings

Grant, we pray, O Lord,

that, as promised by your Son,

the Holy Spirit may reveal to us more abundantly

the hidden mystery of this sacrifice

and graciously lead us into all truth.

Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon                                              Acts 2: 4, 11

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit

and spoke of the marvels of God, alleluia.

Communion Hymn

1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

2. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

3. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

4. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

Prayer after Communion

O God, who bestow heavenly gifts upon your Church,

safeguard, we pray, the grace you have given,

that the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out upon her

may retain all its force

and that this spiritual food

may gain her abundance of eternal redemption.

Through Christ our Lord.

Final Hymn

1. The Spirit lives to set us free,
walk, walk in the light.
He binds us all in unity,
walk, walk in the light.


Walk in the light,
walk in the light,
walk in the light,
walk in the light of the Lord

2. Jesus promised life to all,
walk, walk in the light.
The dead were wakened by his call,
walk, walk in the light.


3. He died in pain on Calvary,
walk, walk in the light,
to save the lost like you and me,
walk, walk in the light.


4. We know his death was not the end,
walk, walk in the light.
He gave his Spirit to be our friend,
walk, walk in the light.


5. By Jesus’ love our wounds are healed,
walk, walk in the light.
The Father’s kindness is revealed,
walk, walk in the light.


6. The Spirit lives in you and me,
walk, walk in the light.
His light will shine for all to see,
walk, walk in the light


The Regina Coeli

Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven, alleluia.
He whom thou wast meet to bear, alleluia.
As he promised, hath arisen, alleluia.
Pour for us to him thy prayer, alleluia.

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord has risen indeed, alleluia.

O God, by the Resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, you have brought joy to the whole world: grant that, by the help of his mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life; through Christ the Lord. Amen.


Thank You for joining us for Mass, please remember to collect our weekly bulletin from our welcome team as you leave.

Hospitality will be provided- due to Covid-19 guidelines please follow sit in groups of no more than 6 people or 2 households- Refreshments will be table service only.


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