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Pentecost (Year A)

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Pentecost (Year A)

OSV Lifelong Catechesis


Birthday Cake for the Church

The Feast of Pentecost is actually the birthday of the Church. Celebrate this feast with a birthday cake for the Church. Place seven candles on the cake to represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. After you light the candles, pray the following Prayer Litany: Response: We thank you, Holy Spirit. Leader: For the gift of love… For the gift of peace… For the gift of wisdom… For the gift of understanding… For the gift of strength… For the gift of knowing the Lord… For the gift of our family… Amen.

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Write each of the names of the fruits of the Holy Spirit on a slip of paper (charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity), and place the papers in a bowl.  Each morning this week have the members of the family choose a slip out of the box and make an effort to carry out that behavior throughout the day. In the evening have members return the slip to the bowl, evaluating how they did during the day.


SOURCE: OSV Lifelong Catechesis

Great Things

Jesus asks his disciples to teach others about God

What is the purpose of a dictionary? A dictionary tells us what a word means. A dictionary shows us how to spell words–– and even how to pronounce them. A dictionary can help us to understand lots of things about words about language.

There is an exciting story in the Bible about language–– and about how God helps us to understand things.

Many people from different parts of the world had come together in Jerusalem. They spoke many different languages. But the Holy Spirit––God’s spirit––made it possible for Jesus’ disciples to speak to each person in that person’s own language. That was a real miracle.


SOURCE: Sermon Writer


It’s All About Air

“suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting” (2:2).

What’s something you do all day, every day, no matter where you are, no matter if you are asleep or awake? Yes, you breathe! It is something that your body does automatically and is so natural that you don’t even think about it.

You breathe air in through your nose and the air goes down a tube (the trachea) in your throat which branches into two tubes (the bronchi) which takes the air into your lungs. (Show picture.) Your lungs are two marvelous organs in your chest, located behind your ribs, that process oxygen and send it to the rest of your body. If you put your hand on your chest you will feel your lungs working – getting larger and smaller as you breathe in and out.

When you were born the first thing you did was breathe. You began your new life by breathing in air.

As we read the Bible we discover that a similar thing happened after Jesus had returned to heaven and the new church was formed.


SOURCE: Sermon Writer


God Sends a Helper

The Holy Spirit means God present with the people. 

Jesus’ disciples did not know what to do after Jesus went back to God. When Jesus was there, he had shown them what to do. Jesus had led them where he wanted them to go. But now, Jesus wasn’t there and they didn’t know what to do.

But Jesus had promised that God would send someone to help them and to give them the power to do what God wanted them to do. So the disciples—many, many disciples–waited and waited and waited. It was now 50 days after God had raised Jesus. Who was God sending?

On day number 50, many of Jesus’ followers were in one place all together. All of a sudden a huge gust of wind came and it blew open the windows and it rushed in and filled up the rooms. Have any of you ever been in a big windstorm? [Listen respectfully to all answers]. Has the wind ever frightened you? [Accept all answer]. The wind can be very, very strong. Can you see the wind? If we can’t see it, how do we know it’s there? [Turn the fan on to a low speed. Point it at the children]. We can feel it. How else do we know the wind is there? [Hold up the wind chime and point the fan at it. If you do not have a fan, let the children blow on the lightweight wind chime].We can see what it is doing. How do you stop the wind? Well, that’s a trick question, isn’t it? No one can stop the wind.

So, what have we said about the wind? [Let the children help you make a verbal list: it is strong, it fills up the places where it goes; it can be scary; you cannot stop it; you cannot see it, but you feel it and you can see what it is doing]. But it was not just wind that came on that day. The wind was a sign that God’s Holy Spirit was there. The Holy Spirit had come to help Jesus’ disciples and to stay with them forever.


SOURCE: Sermon Writer

Activities / Handouts

Pentecost (Year A)


Gospel Based Word Search


Sunday Mass Worksheet Excerpt PDF)

SOURCE: Catholic Mom

Catechist Resources

Pentecost (Year A)