Pentecost: What it is and how to celebrate

Pentecost: What it is and how to celebrate

Arguably one of the many important feast days of the Church though oftentimes, one that is forgotten. 

Pentecost is the feast of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. This happens in the presence of Mother Mary. The feast is celebrated on the last and 50th day of Easter. This Easter, Pentecost falls on Sunday, May 19th. 

The Apostles had returned to Jerusalem after the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. Acts 1:14 says, “All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus and his brethren. 

After nine days of prayer in the Upper Room, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples. They heard the sound of the wind and the tongues as fire were resting on their heads. 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (731-732) states: 

On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ’s Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, manifested, given, and communicated as a divine person: of his fullness, Christ, the Lord, pours out the Spirit in abundance.

On that day, the Holy Trinity is fully revealed. Since that day, the Kingdom announced by Christ has been open to those who believe in him: in the humility of the flesh and in faith, they already share in the communion of the Holy Trinity...

This beautiful feast day offers much for us to celebrate, especially in our domestic churches. Pentecost is the birthday of the church!

Here is what we are doing to celebrate:

  1. Wear red to Mass to symbolize the flame of the Holy Spirit. Snap a picture and tag us on social @thelittleroseshop
  2. Bake a birthday cake for the Church! Or for a super easy treat, grab an angel food cake and top with whipping cream and strawberries! Yummy! Print off our Holy Spirit banner to up to your party game! 
  3. Teach your children of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit! We as Catholics believe that there are 12 Fruits of the Spirit! Yep, 12. Color along with us here! 
  4. Pray the Glorious mysteries of the Rosary. Join us at 
  5. And download our free Rosary coloring pack to help your littles follow along.
  6. Sign up for the Holy Spirit novena at to get email reminders for the duration of the novena. 

We pray that you have had a blessed Easter season and that your family and littles enjoy these ways to celebrate Pentecost! 

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