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Week of February 24, 2019

Next weekend, March 2-3, Bishop Johnston has asked parishes to celebrate Safe Haven Sunday – an initiative to inform parents about their role in providing greater safety for their children online. There will be a prayer card and a resource book, Equipped: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture, provided for families.  Parents are invited […]

Week of February 17, 2019

In last week’s Catholic Key (and in a letter that was mailed to all parishioners) we received the vision statement for our diocese:  One Family: Restored in Christ – Equipped for Mission.  Bishop Johnston is asking all of us to join him in taking the Vision to heart and mind. Being One Family: unity is […]

Week of February 10, 2019

Holy Spirit Parish has a gift for you.  As we have communicated over the last several weeks, through the generosity of the Ladies Auxiliary, the Knights of Columbus, and Scrip Card Sales, Holy Spirit has purchased a subscription to FORMED – On Demand, an on-line resource for “everything Catholic.”  To join the over 100 Holy […]

Week of February 3, 2019

The word of the Lord came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) Below is the commentary on today’s scripture by Mary McGlone in Celebration. A number of years ago, I was […]

Week of January 27, 2019

Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon […]

Week of January 20, 2019

At our last Stewardship Committee meeting one of our members brought an article about New Year’s Resolutions.  This may come at a time when you have already broken your resolution or never made any.  The articled suggested that for 2019 we try something different.  This year rebrand your resolutions as Stewardship Resolutions. Christian stewardship starts […]

Week of January 13, 2019

Bishop Johnston sent the following letter for us to consider praying a novena for unborn children. As you know, in January 1973, the Supreme Court effectively removed every legal protection from human beings before birth through the rulings in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.  Since that time, millions of lives have been destroyed […]