The Bishops of England and Wales invite us to join them in special prayer during the nine days leading up to Pentecost Sunday.
They write, “We invite all Catholics in England and Wales to respond in prayer and action to the urgent climate change issues that we all face. The God Who Speaks team offers this Novena of readings and prayers drawn from the Bible and recent Papal teaching.
“Between Ascension and Pentecost, the Scriptures tell us: All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers… (Acts 1:14) while they awaited to be clothed with power from on high. (Luke 24:49).
“We are invited to pray these nine days reflecting on the account of creation in the book of Genesis. This Novena can be used on its own or to complement the prayers and reflections of the global prayer movement – ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ with the Care of Creation theme.”
The novena starts on Friday, 14th May, but it’s all right to start halfway through if you’ve only just heard about it.