Faithful Invited to Pray Novena to the Holy Spirit


The Catholic Church will celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost on May 31. In preparation, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown invites parishioners to pray a Novena to the Holy Spirit.

Beginning on May 23 and continuing until May 31, daily novena prayers will be posted on the diocesan Facebook page. Various families from throughout the diocese will lead the prayers. 

The novena is based on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit and a desire for sainthood.

Daily themes will include charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and goodness.

The Solemnity of Pentecost, celebrated 50 days after Easter, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.