Celebrating Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church!
Come Holy Spirit, 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 Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
White Powdered Sugar Donuts
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels, representing the Trinity
~ Pentecost Side Dishes ~
This year our salad included: Kiwi, Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Red Grapes, Green Grapes, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Peaches, Nectarines, and Apricots.
7 Layer Dip in honor of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
Beans, Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Cheese, Green Onions & Olives
These both were perfect for with our BBQ’d Hamburgers and Hot Dogs.
~ Our Cake for Pentecost ~
Our annual Pentecost Cake is always topped with 13 candles, representing Christ our Light and the 12 Apostles and their tongues of fire, and Seven Red Hearts, representing the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is also surrounded by 12 strawberries, representing the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
After singing Happy Birthday to the Church, the kids blew out the candles with a “mighty wind.”
Unlike last year
, our little Rose was very
interested in creating the mighty wind
herself this year!
HAPPY PENTECOST SUNDAY!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.