Monthly Archives: January 2020

Week of February 2, 2020

Today we celebrate Jesus’ presentation at the temple.  This event is recorded only in the Gospel of Luke and is rooted in the Jewish practices of purification of a mother after childbirth and the offering of the firstborn son.  While the event centers on Mary, Joseph and Jesus, two community members support the Holy Family […]

Week of January 26, 2020

Today’s Gospel presents Jesus in a time like this:  John The Baptist had been arrested and Jesus was about to begin his own ministry. Matthew tells us that when Jesus learned of John’s arrest, he took up residence in the northern town of Capernaum, a territory occupied by farmers and fishers.  Matthew calls it the […]

Week of January 19, 2020

We recently received the following letter from the Center for Exchange and Solidarity (CIS), which is the organization we have partnered with to support high school and college students in El Salvador – Dear Holy Spirit Catholic Church: Thank you for your gift of $5,853.42 for Paso Puente Scholarships and scholarships for the Distrito Italia […]

Week of January 12, 2020

Monday, Jan. 13th, four of us (Rich Akins, Pat Lucido, Mike Mathews and myself) will be flying to El Salvador.  Fr. Jerry Waris will be joining us and will be one of our guides on this trip.  I will need to come back on Friday, Jan. 17th.  The rest of the group will come back […]