Monday, May 20, 2013

Celebrating Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O Comfort blest, to Thee we cry,
Thou heavenly gift of God Most High,
Thou font of life and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above.

Praise be to Thee, Father and Son, 
And Holy Spirit, with them one;
And may the Son on us bestow
The gifts that from the Spirit flow.

We had so much fun teaching Bud how to blow out those candles!

He was so cute, even if he couldn't manage a "mighty wind" and wasn't sure what to think of all the smoke...  Here are a couple quick videos of his attempts: 

And while I am posting videos (and since it only took 5 minutes to upload, after switching internet providers last week, versus all night like the videos I've posted in the past!!!) here is another one of Bud walking around (for the first time outside) yesterday after Mass.  Taking away the Wheely Bug (he has it back now) was just the motivation he needed to start walking.

It was such a beautiful day!  We attended the late Mass, which ended up being our parish's First Holy Communion Mass.  The girls were very excited to be there to see some of their little friends from Irish Dancing receive Our Lord for the first time!  I did have plans to make a 12 Fruit Salad and 7 Layer Bean Dip, but ended up just making a cake and my mom's potato salad to go along with the burgers that Sean grilled.  The highlight for the children is always blowing out the candles anyways!

I hope you all had a blessed Pentecost Sunday!


  1. I always smile at the beauty of your precious children! Thank you for all you share and the joyful witness to our wonderful faith:)

    1. Thank you, Tiffany! They are such a blessing! God bless you and your family!

  2. Beautiful post Jessica!!! Thank you for posting the song Come Holy Ghost...I was singing it while looking at your adorable children! Thank you for sharing! Janel in NJ

    1. Thank you, Janel! It is a favorite song here, and what we sing at the end of the Friday Mass my boys' serve for a retired priest in our area. God bless!

  3. Super cute!! - Genevieve


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