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Monday 25 May 2020
for the Journey
Simple ways to walk with our children in faith, hope & love
Day of fire!
What child doesn't love a birthday? Pentecost Sunday is sometimes described as the 'birthday' of the Church. Pentecost is one of our most ancient feasts, and it is celebrated 50 days after Easter. It recalls the gift of the Holy Spirit coming down upon the disciples in Jerusalem (Acts 2:1-13), unifying them as a community and sending them forth to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Pentecost at home
Red is the liturgical colour for Pentecost. Add a red festive touch to your meal table: e.g., red candle, red flower, red serviettes, red balloon. Enjoy!
Teach your child this simple, powerful prayer: "Come, Holy Spirit. Kindle in us the fire of your love."
As a parent, you are doing an amazing job. Ask the Holy Spirit for whatever grace, gift or strength you most need this week.
How about a fire-side chat with your child? Click here for ideas.
Home-Based Spirituality
Find out more about our new series of online parent sessions: Home-Based Spirituality. Read/watch reflection material in your own time, then zoom in to share some thoughts with other parents. More . . .
Student's artwork: Pentecost’ by Grace Montague (2013)
Diocesan News
Click here for latest news from the Broken Bay Diocesan Chancery and the Office for Evangelisation, including a resource for entrusting your family to Mary Help of Christians.
Photo: The Barrenjoey Lighthouse has become the key symbol in the Diocesan Crest, along with the motto, 'Lumen Christi' - the Light of Christ.
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