Celebrating Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church :: 2012 Edition

by | May 28, 2012 | Pentecost | 10 comments

Holy Spirit, come and shine 
On our souls with beams divine 
Issuing from your radiance bright. 
Come, O Father of the poor, 
Ever bounteous of your store, 
Come, our heart’s unfailing light.
Come, Consoler, kindest, best, 
Come our bosom’s dearest guest, 
Sweet refreshment, sweet repose. 
Rest in labor, coolness sweet, 
Tempering the burning heat, 
Truest comfort of our woes.

O divinest light, impart 
Unto every faithful heart 
Plenteous streams from love’s bright flood. 
But for your blest Deity,
Nothing pure in man could be; 
Nothing harmless, nothing good.

Wash away each sinful stain; 
Gently shed your gracious rain 
On the dry and fruitless soul. 
Heal each wound and bend each will, 
Warm our hearts benumbed and chill, 
All our wayward steps control.

Unto all your faithful just, 
Who in you confide and trust, 
Deign the sevenfold gift to send. 
Grant us virtue’s blest increase, 
Grant a death of hope and peace, 
Grant the joys that never end. 
Amen. Alleluia! 

Happy Pentecost Sunday!


  1. JenniferM

    We have that same table & chairs. : ) Made me want to go check my back yard for a piece of cake! 😛

  2. Lisa Maria

    What a beautiful family and beautiful cake! Wonderful feast day…Happy Birthday from a fellow Catholic!

  3. CeAnne @ Sanctus Simplicitus

    Looks lovely Jessica! We made some Holy Ghost mobiles of sorts and are planning on making the tongue of fire cupcakes here this week now that we are back from vacation. God bless!

  4. Anonymous

    Your cake looks delish!!!

  5. Bonnie

    Your cake is beautiful! Did the children help with the baking? I hope to spend an afternoon with my sweet grandsons and celebrate Pentecost with a craft as they have wheat allergies among many others.

  6. noreen

    What a beautiful cake and gorgeous children! Their eyes are so vivid in color. You obviously had a wonderful Feast of Pentecost celebration.

  7. Jessica Gordon

    No, they didn't. We had a busy day on Sunday – since we traveled out of town for Mass and then went out to eat on the way home – so I decorated the cake quickly myself. Have a great time with your grandsons!

  8. Maggie

    such a simple, yet beautiful cake…

  9. Dust Boy

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  10. Anonymous

    What a lovely cake 🙂 But you forgot a candle. We should add a thirteenth candle for the Blessed Virgin Mary, the spouse of the Holy Spirit!


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