Saint Teresa of Calcutta Prayer People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive […]

I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. I can do all things in him who strengthens me. […]

Brothers and sisters: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Waking up on Monday morning I heard the news about the killing and wounding […]

Stewardship Appeal This week we do our annual Stewardship Appeal.  I am grateful to Josh and Sheila Salmond for speaking this weekend.  You will soon be receiving a letter from me and a pledge card.  Please pray about what you will give to support the work that we do in our parish. Later this month […]

Last January our Catholic Church celebrated National Migration Week.  The theme for the week was “Build a Culture of Encounter.” Since then our Pastoral Council has looked at ways we can build that culture of encounter with refugees in our parish.  Last Saturday (Sept. 16) our parish, along with St. Thomas More Parish, sponsored “a […]

It is time for the annual accounting of our financial situation at Holy Spirit Parish.  Our fiscal year ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  We are giving you the figures from last fiscal year and the fiscal year before that.  You will also see what our budget is for 2017/18. Please refer […]

Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another…Romans 13:8 Love does no evil to the neighbor…Romans 13:10 In his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love, Pope Francis continues his commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.  This week we will look at what the Pope says about “Love is not jealous.” It connects very well with […]