On Pentecost, Jesus fulfilled his promise to send the Holy Spirit to direct and guide the
work of the Church. • On the Jewish celebration of Pentecost (Shavu'ot, the Festival of Weeks) traditional harvest feast 50 days after
Passover the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and Mary.
The apostles had begun spreading the Kingdom to people outside their community.
• Once the Holy Spirit comes upon them, they at once go out to proclaim the Resurrection
• The apostles proclaim the kerygma, or essential teaching about Christ, that is: God loves the world and became incarnate; Jesus suffered for the sins of humankind, rose from the dead, and is alive; Jesus is Savior and Redeemer.
The apostles, at once, used baptism (in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit) as the means by which people would be added to The Way.