The feast of Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday, ranks among the great feasts of Christianity. “It commemorates not only the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and Disciples, but also the fruits and effects of that event: the completion of the work of redemption, the fullness of grace for the Church and its children, and the gift of faith for all nations.”
Here is a list of ideas that could be done for this day!
(Disclaimer: We will not get to all of these, but I thought I would share the ideas with you just the same!)
- Pentecost Sunday Mass.
- Sing Veni Creator Spiritus (aka: Come Holy Ghost).
- Say some of these Prayers for Pentecost.
Come Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Ghost, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Ghost we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
- I listed a few ideas over at Catholic Cuisine, and Amy posted the recipe for Holy Ghost Sopas!
- Set the table with a red tablecloth and white plates.
- For breakfast we will be having powdered sugar doughnuts and white hot chocolate.
- An afternoon snack of Milk and Macaroons.
- For dinner we will be having Cornish Game Hens, Pasta Alfredo, Cauliflower and Twelve-Fruit Salad.
- For dessert, A Cake for Pentecost!!
- Read Song of Songs 2:8-17 for the Garden of the Good Shepherd theme of the day: The Dove.
- Read about The Descent of the Holy Spirit pages 226-227 in the New Catholic Picture Bible.
- Read The Very First Christians.
- Read I Believe: The Nicene Creed.
- Read The Twelve Apostles by Marianna Mayer.
- Read The Twelve Apostles by Father Lovasik.
My Lord and My God!–traditional Eucharistic exclamation.
- Make a centerpiece for our school room. Cut out seven flame shapes from either felt or construction paper and label them with the names of the Fruits of the Holy Ghost.
- Make the Pentecost kite found in The Big Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions.
- Make Dawn’s Pentecost Windsock!
- Here is a cute Holy Spirit Mobile. (pdf)
- Do a Pentecost Cross Word Puzzle, Decoder, Word Jumble, Word Search, or a Twelve Disciples Word Search.
- Color this Pentecost Coloring Page, or any of these.
- Jamie also listed a couple more great links!
What are your plans for Pentecost? I would love to hear any ideas that you all have as well!