AFTERNOON RETREAT - LIVING THE PASCHAL MYSTERY – MARCH 17

Over 50 individuals participated in this retreat!  The Paschal Mystery - the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ - is not just an event that happened 2000 years ago; it is the presence of the Risen Jesus, His Spirit and His Kingdom, today and always.  The afternoon consisted of talks and reflection, beginning with Station of the Cross and ending with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  Participants looked at how we experience the paschal mystery in our lives, preparing us to enter more deeply into the celebration of Holy week and Easter.



STATIONS OF THE CROSS – FRIDAYS DURING LENT

March 3, 17, 31 and April 7 we’ll meet at Noon

March 10 and 24 we’ll meet at 7pm

...if you aren't able to join us check out the USCCB's site for an audio or written version.

 

SOUP SUPPERS – WEDNESDAYS DURING LENT

6pm is the start time for food, fellowship and growing in faith.

There are usually 6 meatless soups, bread and rolls.

We’ll share a meal March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5.

Please invite family and friends to join us!

If you would like to help, please call Bev Lumsden at 781-3408.


COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES

The schedule for Communal Reconciliation Services in our vicariate this Lent is listed below.  Each of these prayer services will have several priests there for individual confession and absolution.

 -Tuesday, March 14, 7pm @ Holy Spirit

-Tuesday, March 28, 7pm @ Christ the Good Shepherd, St. Helen site

-Sunday, April 2, 2pm @ St. Dominic, Ss. Peter & Paul site

-Tuesday, April 4, 7pm @ St. Joseph 


*ADDITIONAL WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR LENTEN JOURNEY ARE TO PRAY DAILY WITH THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK (FOUND IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH) AND OR TO USE THE MYPARISH APP'S LENTEN REFLECTION BUTTON WHERE YOU'LL FIND A SHORT REFLECTION FOR EACH DAY... RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!

*LITTLE PURPLE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR PARISHIONERS IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Chrism Mass—Tuesday, April 11 @ 10:30am
This is a special diocesan mass. Bishop Cistone is the celebrant and every church in the diocese sends representatives. The oils used throughout the year during sacraments are blessed and made holy at this mass. It is then divided and sent home with each parish representative. This is usually celebrated at the Cathedral, this year it’s at St. Thomas Aquinas. If you (your teen!) would like to go, please let us know. We can take a few parishioners with us!  

Holy Thursday—The Lord’s Supper—April 13
-Parish Potluck @ 6pm—Please come & bring (and take home, dirty!) a dish to pass and your table setting. 
-Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 7pm—Please consider volunteering to help at this mass, call the office or email christina@saginawhsp.org to let us know if you will. 

Good Friday—The Passion of the Lord
April 14, 12:30pm

**We will need several sets of strong arms to help carry the cross during this service as it is venerated. If you are able to help, please email christina@saginawhsp.org  


Holy Saturday—The Easter Vigil
April 15, 9pm
Plan on staying after mass for a “sweet” reception! 

Easter Sunday—The Resurrection of the Lord!
April 13, 9am & 11am
Celebrate Christ’s victory over death! 

Ascension of the Lord—Thursday, May 25

  Pentecost—June 4, 9am & 11am
We celebrate Easter for 50 days culminating with this, the day the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples, commissioning them (and us!) to go forth and make disciples of all nations. It’s the birthday of the Church and our parish feast day!

 

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Help foster a stronger parish life at Holy Spirit and better engage the New Evangelization.

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There are many ways to be involved and help build the Kingdom throughout the week.  
Please check the bulletin or browse this site for ideas.   


Acts 2:1-4    When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit enabled them.



Click 
here to view the obituaries of parishioners who have recently passed onto eternal life.

Recent Announcements

  • RCIA candidates continue their journey to full communion Saturday, March 4, Amy Knapp and Edison Symons will continue their journey toward full communion with the Catholic Church.  At the 5pm mass we will celebrate the Rite of Sending as they go to celebrate the Rite of Election with Bishop Cistone.  Please pray for them as they continue their preparations.
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 7:52 AM by Christina Eisengruber
  • THANK YOU! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED &/OR HELPED IN SOME WAY TO MAKE THE MARDI GRAS PARTY A FANTASTICE EVENING!  FUN WAS HAD BY ALL!-Holy Spirit Staff
    Posted Feb 28, 2017, 1:08 PM by Christina Eisengruber
  • STARTS MON & TUES- ADULT BIBLE STUDY, ENRICHMENT & FELLOWSHIP 2017 Our Faith Formation Sharing for adults has been a huge success! Please join us for:  “Follow Me; Meeting Jesus in the  Gospel of John.”   Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy! This study will help you come to know Christ and the Gospel of John in a new and exciting way!  Pick a Monday Evening or  Tuesday Afternoon Session!  Mondays, Jan. 9th & Feb. 6th  and 13th  From 6:15 – 7:30pm OR Tuesdays, Jan. 10th & Feb. 7th and 14th  From  4:15 –5:30pm 
    Posted Jan 5, 2017, 12:48 PM by Christina Eisengruber
  • Theology on Tap, Wed, Jan 11 Theology on Tap will be held at the Trillium (Timbers) on State Street Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm.  Anyone 21 and up is invited to join in the conversation and fellowship with other Catholics from the area.  Several of our local priests will be there to guide the discussion and answer questions from the folks in attendance.  Pizza will be served and a cash bar will be open.  Invite a friend or make a new one.  We hope to see you there!
    Posted Jan 5, 2017, 9:09 AM by Christina Eisengruber
  • Renowned Musicians will be here Sunday, Nov 27! Start Advent on a high note! Tony Alonso and Jeanne Cotter are on a national tour and they're starting here at Holy Spirit, Sunday Nov 27 @ 4pm. The Sing Me Home Concert offers an evening of joyful communal celebration through music and prayer... a great way to start the season of Advent. Next time you're at mass look at who wrote the songs you're singing (here and at other parishes), chances are that at least one of them will have been written by Tony. Tickets are available after each mass and in the parish office for $20. They will be $25 at the door. Children 12 and younger are $5 each.
    Posted Nov 17, 2016, 3:37 PM by Christina Eisengruber
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