the birthday of the Catholic Church. That's right, Protestants. You read it right. LOL...Sorry, but every Pentecost I'm reminded of an old Assembly of God neighbor of mine that was very determined to convert me for many months before she gave up on my papist rear-end altogether, God love her, and one day I mentioned Pentecost Sunday to her, I don't remember why...she looked surprised and a little impressed to find out that Catholics know what Pentecost is...in fact, religiously speaking, Pentecost is second only to Easter in the Catholic Church. Her surprise faded to irritation that we do, in fact, regard Pentecost as the birthday of the Church. Apparently she did not celebrate it in the same vein. :)
We plan to have a BBQ if the weather holds out, and some birthday cake of course!
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!