Again, our hearts were tasked with faith—
a promise made by Jesus.
Another gift was soon to come,
right after he would leave us.
The Holy Spirit would visit soon.
The disciples lit by fire.
Behold the birthday of our Church—
these events that did inspire.
And from this day, the path was set
of many tongues, so all could get
the Word of God, for all to hear
to spread our faith, both far and near.
Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church!
We come together, as a Catholic community, to celebrate the Holy Spirit at this time of Pentecost. We remember the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. We remember the gifts that were given to the Apostles and cherish that the Holy Spirit is with us, providing us with fruits and gifts to use in all that we do.
Take part in the activities below to mark this special time.
Activity 8: Get Baking!
As Pentecost is known as the birthday of the church, it seems to be traditional to make a “birthday cake” for the church on Pentecost Sunday!