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April 22, 2021

This is a version of the Adsumus Sancte Spiritus* prayer which was set to music and prayed during the Opening Liturgy for Synod 2021-2023 for the Diocese of Palmerston North.

A recording from this liturgy is available above and the words and chords are provided below for use in parishes.

This year, April 25 combines ANZAC Day, Good Shepherd Sunday, the beginning of National Vocations Awareness Week, and the Fourth Sunday of Easter, all on the same day!

Below you can read and download various prayers, articles and reflections from different sources in preparation for celebrating ANZAC Day on April 25.

Prayer & Liturgy

The National Liturgy Office has prepared a number of resources to assist in your ANZAC Day services on April 25:

The Australian ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee also has a great collection of resources you can use in commemoration services:

Reflections

As Anzac Day falls on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the National Liturgy Office has also prepared a page to assist those in liturgical ministry by weaving together the various themes which align on 25 April: read it here. 

Several reflections appeared in the latest issue of WelCom about viewing ANZAC Day through a Catholic lens: you can read them here.

Song: Sons of Gallipoli – Fr Chris Skinner

 

Activities

The Anglican Chilren and Families Minitry website has a great collection of ANZAC Day activities for families to do together. To access the collection, click here.

E te wairua tapu, we stand before you gathered as one in your name. 
(repeat)

With you alone to guide us
Make yourself at home in our hearts
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.

E te wairua tapu, we stand before you gathered as one in your name. 
(repeat)

We are weak and broken
Don’t let us pro mote disorder
Save us from our ignorance
and may our actions be unbiased.

E te wairua tapu, we stand before you gathered as one in your name. 
(repeat)

Let us find in you our unity
journeying with you to eternal life.
Let us not stray from the way
of truth and what is right.

E te wairua tapu, we stand before you gathered as one in your name. 
(repeat)

All this we ask of you e te Wairua Tapu
who are at work in every place and time.
I te Kotahitanga o te Matua, me te Tamaiti, mo āke āke.

E te wairua tapu, we stand before you gathered as one in your name. 
(repeat)

Music: Mass of Christ, Light of Nations (Tony Alonso)
Copyright 2016 GIA Publications All Rights Reserved

*Every session of the Second Vatican Council began with the prayer Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, the first word of the Latin original meaning, “We stand before You, Holy Spirit,” which has been historically used at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years, being attributed to Saint Isidore of Seville (c. 560 – 4 April 636).  As we are called to embrace this synodal path of Synod 2021-2023, this prayer invites the Holy Spirit to work within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace.

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