Pentecost is coming as Easter draws to a close. We should all celebrate Pentecost as Catholics, because it was the day we became one holy church of course! There are also other intensely important factors as well. For one, it was the day the Holy Spirit came upon us and became our spiritual guide. The apostles received the Holy Spirit like this:
“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven
staying in Jerusalem.
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene,
as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.”
– Acts 2:1-11
So, how do we celebrate? Here are some of my ideas:
- Go to Mass. It’s the best way to celebrate Pentecost. The apostles gathered together, and received the Holy Spirit. What better a way to remember their sacred moment than to come together as a Church and listen to the Gospel?
- Make a craft. If you have children, or just enjoy creating things, check out the craft ideas below.
- Decorate your home. Use red, doves, and of course imagery of the Apostles to decorate your house or altar.
- Have a feast with your family. It would be absolutely adorable if you made these cookies. Or anything you feel relates to the day! Spicy food would be extra appropriate. I have some fun dishes listed below, after the craft Ideas.
- Pray for the fruits of the spirit. We should all pray for these everyday, but especially on Pentecost! Read the passage (Galatians 5:22–23) and meditate on it. I have a prayer at the end of this post.
- Tongues of Fire Headband
- Red, Orange, and Yellow Ribbon Wands
- Tissue Paper Votive Flame
- Gifts of the Holy Spirit Wall Hanging
- Pentecost Balloon
- Pentecost Stained Glass
- Winds & Fire Pentecost Kite
- Fruits of the Spirit Folding Sticks Craft
- Coffee Filter Dove Mobile
- Windsock for Pentecost
- Origami Doilie Dove
- Red Sundae
- Edible Fruit Candle
- Holy Spirit Cupcakes
- Fire Cupcakes
- Little Birdie Crescent Rolls
- Watermelon, Apples, Strawberries, Cherries, etc.
- Stuffed Red Peppers
- Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
- Buttery Parsley Red Potatoes
I pray for your guidance, and the love you created us with.
On this day of Pentecost, I ask for the fruits of the spirit.
For love, joy, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, peace, kindness, goodness, and self-control.
With each day, help me grow in your strength, and in your merciful ways.
I pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.