Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus. Up to that point, the follower of Jesus had been keeping to themselves. The Holy Spirit emboldened them to spread the gospel. Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit (Printable)
This prayer to the Holy Spirit, which is attributed to St. Augustine, is one of my favorite prayers. It is all about the call to holiness, which our Holy Father recently focused on. Download a printable copy of this prayer.
Have a Birthday Party for the Church (Youth Ministry Meeting Plan)
Pentecost is just around the corner and it is, of course, the birthday of the Church. Introduce this idea at your youth ministry meeting by having a birthday party for the church. Then use the reflection questions to help your teens go deeper into the idea of how they are sent to share the good news, just like the disciples. #Pentecost #HolySpirit
Pentecost – Year A (2023)
The Spirit is obviously the main focus for weekend's readings. Empowered by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we go out to the world to preach the message of Jesus Christ. This is the birthday of The Church and is celebrated 50 days after Easter. It is the last day of the Easter season.
Pentecost – Year C (2022)
The readings for Pentecost for Year C promise that we are not on our own, but have the Spirit to guide us. The focus for this weekend is how the Holy Spirit empowers us to be disciples
Pentecost – Year B (2021)
The readings for the Pentecost for Year B clearly tell us that we need to be willing to receive the Holy Spirit and then use the gifts we receive. Discussion topics for this week could include evangelization, the fruits of the Spirit, and reconciliation. Here are some ideas