October is Respect Life month. The theme developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is “Every Life is Worth Living.” Below is more on the development of the theme. Whether it lasts for a brief moment or for a hundred years, each of our lives is a good and perfect gift. At every […]

Every year we give an accounting of our financial situation at Holy Spirit Parish and you will find it in this week’s bulletin. Our fiscal year ran from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. As we have done the past few years, we are giving you figures from the last fiscal year and the […]

Well, there has been much news in our Church this past week. As I write my column for the bulletin I have received word that we have a new bishop – Bishop James Johnston. From the bio the chancery sent us I can tell you that he was born Oct. 16, 1959 (These bishops keep […]

I heard on the news today that Pope Francis is streamlining the process for granting annulments. Below are a few quotes from Crux about the changes that Pope Francis is calling for. In two legal documents issued on Tuesday, Francis said that in tune with the desire of the bishops, who last October during Synod […]

We have been praying our Prayer of Belonging for a few weeks now. It is a prayer asking God to help us individually and as a parish community to reach out to others and help them to feel welcome. Recently someone gave me a card she found in a parish she was visiting. The title […]

There is a story about a master who one day put the following question to some of his disciples: “What is the thing that one should avoid most in life?” “An evil eye,” said the first. “A treacherous friend,” said the second. “A bad neighbor,” said the third. “A bad heart,” said the fourth. The […]

There were requests from some people for a copy of the Prayer of Belonging we did last week before mass. This prayer was the result of the work our Pastoral Council did this past year. Prayer of Belonging Loving God, we come to you as a community that seeks to be a place where people […]


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