Saturday: 5:30pm (For Sunday obligation)
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am and 12:00Noon
Monday - Saturday: 8:30am
Holy Days: As announced
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent
9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:20am
Saturday: 8:00am - 8:20am and 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mass For Our Country
September - June: First Thursday of the Month
Patriotic Rosary at 7:00pm and Patriotic Mass at 7:30pm
Memorial Mass For Deacon Stan Kwiatek
Friday, February 23 at 12noon
First Friday of the month to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 9:00 am (after 8:30 am morning Mass)
First Saturday of the month to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 9:00 am (after 8:30 am morning Mass)
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Divine Mercy Chaplet on the Third Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm
Novena to BVM and St. Jude
Novena to Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Jude
September - June: Every Monday after 8:30 am Mass
In preparation for Holy Week, all are invited to attend the Lenten Parish Retreat at Holy Spirit Church on March 9-10 (Saturday and Sunday). On Saturday, it starts with the 8:30 a.m. Mass and ends at 4:00 pm. On Sunday, it starts at 9:00 a.m and ends with the 12:00 noon Mass.
The theme of the retreat is “Apparitions of the Blessed Mother”. Throughout history, people around the world have reported appearances of Mary, the Mother of God. She comes down from heaven to earth to encourage us in our faith. We hear messages of hope and healing, and, most importantly, messages calling us back to her son, Jesus. These apparitions are expressions of the Blessed Mother’s ongoing care for us and for the Church.
The fee for the retreat is $30. Please fill up the form in the Parish Bulletin and drop it off or mail it to the Parish Office, together with your check or you can give it to Fr. Kris after Mass.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPER + MOVIE
Tuesdays—6:30 PM—Parish Hall
February 20, 27
March 5, 12, and 19
Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series, which reveals Christ's amazing love for us and invite you to walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Every step of the way, biblical experts will reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ's suffering and death. With these insights, Catholics can come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love–drawing closer to Jesus than they ever have before. Authored and presented by Edward Sri, No Greater Love also features Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Fulwiler, Curtis Martin, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Josh Johnson, and Elizabeth Sri.
"The Search Begins" for Youth
This Lent, use The Search Begins to guide teens to real, satisfying answers to life's biggest questions.
"Exodus Exile" for each day of Lent
Each day of Lent, walk with John Bergsma as he reads and reflects on one chapter of the Book of Exodus. Complete your daily challenge to grow in your spiritual and daily life. Once a week, spend time with Scott Hahn as he delivers an inspiring series of 8 talks based on his new book Catholics in Exile–filmed with a live audience at the new St. Paul Center headquarters. Visit stpaulcenter.com/lent to learn more!
The "Exodus" of Exodus and Exile
Exile with Scott Hahn
Once a week, spend time with Scott Hahn as he delivers an inspiring series of 8 talks based on his new book Catholics in Exile–filmed with a live audience at the new St. Paul Center headquarters.
Exodus with John Bergsma
Each day of Lent, walk with John Bergsma as he reads and reflects on one chapter of the Book of Exodus. Complete your daily challenge to grow in your spiritual and daily life.
LENT AND EASTER WITH HALLOW
Holy Spirit has partnered with the Hallow team to provide access to all parishioners to all of Hallow’s prayer content through Easter for $1.00! Our parish partnered with Hallow to help you focus on the true reason for the season: welcoming Jesus as the savior of the world, and the King of our hearts.
To get started, scan the QR code or visit hallow.com/holyday and select our parish in the search bar. From there, you can either create a new account or log into your existing free account to be able to access a full Hallow Subscription. After Easter, you can opt into keeping a subscription to Hallow for a 20% discount, or continue on with all the free content in the app. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to pray with Hallow this Advent and grow closer to God during this prayerful season. You can click here for detailed signup instructions or a Registration Walkthrough video.
Our parish family invites all of its members to participate fully in our spiritual and social life. Every family moving into the parish is requested to register at the Parish Office. If you move, please let us know. Certificates of Eligibility (Godparent/Sponsor certificate) will only be given to registered parishioners. Please, click here for Parish Registration Form.
Join the Choir
The Music Ministry supports the singing and worship of the congregation. Such a wondrous ministry requires many gifts of talent, time, and treasure. We strive to put our parish’s many gifts to work so that our most important work may be made possible to engage fully through service and participation in our worship as the Body of Christ.
Religious Education - CCD
Our religious education program is offered for the children of our parish. The classes taught in the CCD Confraternity of Christian Doctrine program not only educate children about Jesus and the Catholic faith but, also, prepare children to receive the sacraments of Penance (Confession), the Eucharist (Holy Communion), and Confirmation. The schedule follows the Union Public School schedule as closely as possible. Information regarding registration is published in the church bulletin. Click here for the CCD class schedule.
The Sacrament of Baptism is normally celebrated on the second Sunday of each month. A Preparation Program is required for first-time parents. New parents should register for the Baptism as soon as possible after the child’s birth by contacting the Parish Office. Please, click here for the Baptismal Registration Form.
For information on who can be a sponsor (godparent) of the baptized child, please, click here.
Readings for the week of February 25, 2024
- Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 (116:9) / Rom 8:31b-34 / Mk 9:2-10
- Monday: Dn 9:4b-10 / Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 / Lk 6:36-38
- Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20 / Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 / Mt 23:1-12
- Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20 / Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 / Mt 20:17-28
- Thursday: Jer 17:5-10 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 / Lk 16:19-31
- Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a / Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 / Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
- Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 / Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
- Next Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 (Jn 6:68c) / 1 Cor 1:22-25 /
Saint of the Day
02/26/24 12:00 am
The greatest proof of Christ's charity was given on the Cross. With Christ our gift of ourselves will be given to God as an expression of our love. Communion will lift our human activities up to God's level, not only in will and intention, but in the reality of the sacrament. Let us offer then, and believe, and change our lives into more loving. --St. Andrew Bible MissalRead More
02/25/24 12:00 am
Between Moses and Elias Jesus shows forth His divine glory, thus foreshadowing His resurrection. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. Today's Mass places before us the transfigured Lord and the model toward Whom we must tend, and our own transfiguration as the goal we must attain. We attain this goal by a profound realization of our sinfulness and need of a Redeemer; by preserving purity of body and soul; by combatting our passions and carnal instincts and observing the commandments and most importantly by participating in the Mass. --Excerpted from Cathedral Daily MissalRead More
02/24/24 12:00 am
It is Ember Saturday of Lent or Spring Embertide. See Contemporary Observation of Ember Days and Lenten Ember Days for more information.Read More