Meus Carus Fidelis
(My Dear Faithful)
Fifth Grade Parent’s Guide
Chapter 9: Different Gifts, the Same Spirit
Images of The Holy Spirit
CCC Glosary: Holy Spirit:
The third divine person of the Blessed Trinity, the personal love of the Father and Son for each other. Also called the Paraclete (Advocate) and Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit is at work with the Father and the son from the beginning to the completion of the divine plan for our salvation.
The Holy Spirit in the Church
CCC Glossary: Pentecost:
The “fiftieth” day at the end of the seven weeks following Passover (Easter in the Christian dispensation). At the first Pentecost after the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was manifested, given and communicated as a divine Person to the church, fulfilling the paschal mystery of Christ according to his promise (726, 731). Annually the Church celebrates the memory of the Pentecost event as the beginning of the new “age of the Church,” when Christ lives and acts in and with his Church (1076).
The Holy Spirit is Our Teacher and Guide
Q: Why did Christ send the Holy Spirit?
A: Christ sent the Holy Spirit to sanctify His Church, to enlighten and strengthen the Apostles, and to enable them to preach the Gospel.
"by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." (CCC 1285)
Play and Pray
(easy ways to reinforce our faith)
Research Elizabeth Ann Seton – Her feast day is January 4th
Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Come Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.