Come Holy Spirit…this season of Easter!

This Easter season of the Liturgical Calendar, every First Reading of Daily Mass comes from the Acts of the Apostles. Aren’t these readings awesome and inspiring?

The Acts …show us how empowered the early Church Christians were…filled with the Holy Spirit and convicted to speak and convert thousands at a time!  Don’t you love how the Apostles are repeatedly thrown into prison, but they don’t let their surroundings dampen their enthusiasm! In fact…they just seem to use the opportunity to host a prayer meeting…singing, praying and praising until angels come and let them out through the locked doors to the dismay of the guards!

Let us pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit…especially those young people receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation over the next couple weeks!

O, Holy Spirit,
Beloved of my soul, I adore You.
Enlighten me, guide me,  strengthen me, console me.
Tell me what I should do;  give me Your Orders.
I promise to submit myself  to all that You desire of me
and to accept all that You permit  to happen to me.
Let me only know Your Will. Amen.

Cardinal Mercier (1851-1926)

Last year, we made a new craft for Pentecost…want to see it?

Pentecost Spin Wheel

I like the design of this Spin Wheel because it reminds me of the Stained Glass of the Holy Spirit at St Peter’s in Rome!

I compiled a series of 7 templates to be printed and colored by the kids. I suggest gluing the cut circle to cardboard and/or an old DVD to give it the necessary weight to spin. The hole punched circles around the perimeter are supposed to add to the whirring wind sound …as the Spin Wheel spins!

Holy Spirit Spinner Materials

Directions are in the kit…but it’s pretty straight forward if you are going to design your own.

Once you assemble the Spin Wheel circles, make two small holes in the center of the wheel and thread a 24″ piece of string through the two holes. Tie the 2 loose ends together and push the spinwheel to the midpoint of the looped string.

Holding both ends of the string, swing the string (with the wheel threaded at the center) as you would swing a skipping rope. The two strands twist together and when you gently pull, the wheel will spin!

 

Check out the changing patterns and colors…and listen for the sound of the wind…another symbol of the Holy Spirit!

 

Pentecost craft 3 cover

Definitions of the GIFTS of the Holy Spirit are included in the Craft Kit!

The Holy Spirit Spin Wheel Craft Kit is $5, but for a limited time, you can get it for $3!

Holy Spirit Spin Wheel for $5: $3

 

 

 

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