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 […]

I witnessed a marriage recently.  The second reading from scripture was a popular one for weddings – 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:8. Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.  Paul lists some great spiritual gifts and says even if I have these gifts, but do not have love, I have nothing.  He goes on to […]

I have been reading a book by Sherry A. Weddell titled Forming Intentional Disciples The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus.  She tells the story of a group of young-adult friends who got together to create a support group for lay Catholics.  The leadership team drew up a vision – and – values statement they […]

I received the following letter from the Littler Sisters of the Poor. The Little Sisters of the Poor are deeply grateful for the generous collection from Holy Spirit Parish the weekend of July 8th and 9th.  We received a total of $4,489.72 from Masses that weekend and $350.00 has been received since. It was, indeed, […]

Following is the letter Fr. Mike referenced in his pastor’s notes last week, from the Bishop’s Conference regarding the health care legislation. Dear Senator, On June 22, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) outlined initial concerns about the health care reform “discussion draft” developed by the Senate, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (“BCRA”).  […]

Bishop Johnston is encouraging us to support a pro-life initiative currently under consideration in the Missouri Senate.  Please see the message sent from the chancery below. House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 5 (HCS SB 5) Please prayerfully consider contacting your State Senator to ask him or her to support passage of HCS SB 5.  […]