Sample Schedules

The Pentecost Vigil Celebration can last all day or it can be something just in the evening. In any case, young adults should be encouraged to as much or as little as they can, according to their interests.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17)

EVENING ONLY CELEBRATION

Saturday May 23, 2015.

The following sample schedule outlines an evening-only celebration, with a leadership gathering beforehand in the late afternoon:

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Leadership gathering, followed by casual dinner 

  • Leaders and volunteers meet to network, brainstorm, and plan for the future collaboration
  • Facilitated by diocesan representative
  • Followed by casual dinner (pizza, etc.)

 

6:40 pm – 7:00 pm Evening prayer and rosary 

  • Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours for Vigil of Pentecost
  • Single decade of the rosary meditating on the mystery of Pentecost and asking for a renewal of the graces of Pentecost

 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Eucharistic adoration 

  • Contemporary music
  • Opportunity for confession

 

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Extended Pentecost Vigil Mass 

  • Follows guidelines for Extended Pentecost Vigil found in the Roman Missal
  • Personal blessings by a priest available afterwards

 

9:30 pm – ? Party / Reception

  • Reception with food and drink
  • Live music, games, cards, karaoke, etc.
  • Thanksgiving offering of talents

 

DAY LONG CELEBRATION

Saturday May 23, 2015.

The following sample schedule is based on a successful day long Pentecost Vigil Celebration:

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm Outdoor activities

  • Bring-your-own lunch
  • Outdoor activities in a nearby park

 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Small group discussions

  • 2-3 different sessions
  • Focused on scripture passages with themes relating to the Holy Spirit
  • Change up small groups for each session so that young adults can meet a wider range of people

 

Leadership gathering

 

  • Convened while small groups discussions are happening elsewhere
  • Leaders and volunteers meet to network, brainstorm, and plan for the future collaboration
  • Facilitated by diocesan representative

 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Cookout with live band
6:40 pm – 7:00 pm Evening prayer and rosary 

  • Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours for Vigil of Pentecost
  • Single decade of the rosary meditating on the mystery of Pentecost and asking for a renewal of the graces of Pentecost

 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Eucharistic adoration 

  • Contemporary music
  • Opportunity for confession

 

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Extended Pentecost Vigil Mass 

  • Follows guidelines for Extended Pentecost Vigil found in the Roman Missal
  • Personal blessings by a priest available afterwards

 

9:30 pm – ? Party / Reception

  • Reception with food and drink
  • Live music, games, cards, karaoke, etc.
  • Thanksgiving offering of talents