Pentecost can be just another Sunday, or it can be one of the highlights in the devotional life of the Church! What will it be in your home this year?
The Church celebrates Pentecost as a day of great joy, the day on which God's people of the new covenant were revealed to the world. It is an epiphany: Christ makes his spouse known to the world, and invites all to become his members. On this day we praise God who pours his Spirit on us as his first gift to believers. We praise God for his gift, the Spirit, and for the many ways in which the Spirit is poured into our hearts and lives. Pentecost is a day of praise and gratitude. (CCCB)
Here is one simple prayer to the Holy Spirit that you can pray all year long:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ideas for activities and celebration of Pentecost