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Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit...

Who is the Holy Spirit? • Generations of Faith

Explore how the holy Spirit is like fire and wind.

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Pouring Out the Spirit • Generations of Faith

Holy Spirit Scripture Reflections

Scripture reflections based upon water as a symbol for the Holy Spirit. • By Jim Merhaut

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Celebrating the Gift of the Holy Spirit • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this prayer for the nine days from the Ascension to Pentecost Sunday.

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Holy Spirit Kites Activity • Gather Us In

The purpose of this activity is to focus families on the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Throughout Scripture, the Spirit is portrayed as wind and breath and air. Building kites is a reminder that all good deeds are powered by the Spirit, as kites are powered by the wind. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Wind Ritual • Gather Us In

A ritual focused on the symbol of wind, with connections to the Holy Spirit. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Holy Spirit Prayer • Gather Us In

This prayer is designed to be celebrated by families during Pentecost, in preparation for confirmation, at the beginning or end of a confirmation retreat, or whenever a prayer service of the Spirit seems particularly appropriate. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit • Generations of Faith

Confirmation Meal Ritual

Use this meal ritual to reflect on the fruits of the Spirit and we celebrate at Confirmation.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Generations of Faith

Confirmation Table Prayer

A table prayer that focuses on the gifts of the Spirit.

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Pentecost: Gifts of the Spirit • Generations of Faith

Explore the meaning of Pentecost with participants of all ages with these activities.

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The Fire of the Holy Spirit Fondue • Generations of Faith

Families can use this fun and tasty activity to learn about why fire is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. • By jim merhaut

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Pentecost Wind Sock • Generations of Faith

Honor the power of the Holy Spirit by creating a wind sock to display in your yard or window on Pentecost Sunday.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Generations of Faith

In this all-ages activity, participants will create ornaments that reflect the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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Inspired by Pentecost • Generations of Faith

Participants will see their lives as a witness of their faith and the Holy Spirit gifts them with all they need. • By Jane Angha

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Becoming Community • FIRE

The Coming of the Spirit

In this session participants will experience the first Pentecost. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Becoming Community • FIRE

How Do We Know the Spirit?

The Spirit cannot be seen or heard in the ordinary sense of those words. We experience the Spirit through what the Spirit does in our lives. In this session participants will compare their experiences of the Spirit with their experience of air. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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The Believing Community • FIRE

I Believe in the Holy Spirit

In this session participants will recognize the action of the Spirit in their lives. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Abibe, O Spirit

Adapted from the prayer used before each session of Vatican II This prayer may have been composed by St. Isidore of Seville, for use during a council held there in 619 and again later in 633. It was used before each session of Vatican I in 1869-70, and it was used before each meeting of Vatican II. It has been adapted here for use in today‚Äôs church. • By Bill Huebsch

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