Celebrating Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church

by | Jun 1, 2020 | Pentecost | 5 comments

Our Annual Pentecost Cake

Since Pentecost if the Birthday of the Church, our family always celebrates with a birthday cake! Our cake is usually a white cake with white frosting since Pentecost is also known as Whitsunday. The large candle in the center represents Christ our Light, who promised to send the Holy Ghost, and the 12 smaller white candles represent the 12 Apostles and the tongues of fire. The 7 red hearts (strawberry slices on this cake) represent the 7 gifts of the Holy Ghost, and the 12 strawberries, placed around the cake, represent the 12 fruits of the Holy Ghost.


I didn’t realize until looking back through some past pictures that “Rose” wore that same rose covered outfit as a baby on Pentecost Sunday 10 years ago… How has that possibly been 10 years already?!?


  1. Marion

    Thank You for sharing your family celebrations on Pentecost Sunday. I loved seeing the children growing year by year. Marion

    2020-06-15 19:06:10

  2. Joan

    Jessica the cake looks delicious. Strawberries are a favorite of mine. My mouth is watering just looking at the cake. Happy that you had a celebration of Pentecost.. Joan

    2020-06-15 19:08:19

  3. Marilyn

    What a lovely cake. You never fail to make everything so special. God Bless. Marilyn

    2020-06-16 00:31:28

  4. Guest

    Thanks for all of the ways you help us live vibrantly our Catholic Faith. God bless your sweet family! Please pray for Alia to be baptized, confirmed and receive her first communion.

    2020-06-16 21:01:07

  5. Debbie

    Beautiful tradition for Pentecost with your beautiful family. Such a pretty cake! Lovely to see the photos of your older children in their younger years celebrating this special Feast Day. I always enjoy your posts.

    2020-06-19 20:53:58


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