Pentecost Sunday

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Lesson Overview

In the Gospel for Pentecost Sunday, Jesus promises His disciples that He will send them the Holy Spirit to teach them and to guide them. In this lesson, students will explore the various symbols of the Holy Spirit found in Scripture.

Lesson Materials


  1. Read the Gospel passage aloud to your students as they follow along. Then discuss the focus and reflection questions with them.
  2. Then, read aloud to your students the story of Pentecost from Acts 2:1-11. When you have finished reading, have students complete the Symbols of the Holy Spirit activity. When they have finished drawing their own symbol of the Holy Spirit, have them explain how their drawing represents the Holy Spirit.

Answer Key

Focus Questions

  1. 鈥淧eace be with you.鈥
  2. 鈥淧eace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.鈥
  3. He breathed on them.
  4. The authority to forgive and retain sins.

Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Reflection Question: Jesus gave the Holy Spirit to His Disciples at Pentecost to make them strong so that they would not be afraid.

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