Pastor’s Desk 9.27.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk St. Francis and the Blessing of Animals Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30 am in our plaza. As many of you already know, years ago, many Franciscan priests and brothers served in our Diocese. At one time they covered all of Lake County. And, as some of you also know, I, too,

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25th Sun in Ord Time Outdoor Mass 2020

From Holy Spirit Facebook post 9/19/2020: Hi, I just posted a video of this afternoon’s Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time which was recorded live on the Fr. Lamoureux Memorial Plaza: https://youtu.be/rMdj5T5q4yw Enjoy! You may also view the Mass video here:

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass 2020

From Holy Spirit Facebook post 9/19/2020: Here is a link to this week’s Mass on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IyCw965nrTo (We are aware of some quality loss this week and are working to correct it for future recordings. My apologies. Deacon John) You may also view the Mass video here:

Pastor’s Desk 9.20.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Just Imagine I taught grade school religion for a short semester when I was about 22. By accident I discovered a great trick of teaching, one I needed very much. The class, you see, was in complete chaos each time I arrived in mid-day. But if I told a story, even

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Religious Education Program 2020

From Holy Spirit Facebook post 9/12/2020: Our Religious Education Program is beginning! Mrs. O’Neill has provided the following information about registration. If you have children in K-12, please follow the instructions below. If you have questions, please call Megan at the parish. Read more information here.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass 2020

From Holy Spirit Facebook post 9/12/2020: Hi Folks: Here is a link for the YouTube video of the Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/L8S0QBl5ncg (We think the audio is better this week!) And a link to the current bulletin: http://holyspirit-sr.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Bulletin-September-12-13-2020-v2.pdf Blessings! Deacon John You may also view the Mass video here:

NEW! Update on Outdoor Masses

Hello friends, We will now be having outdoor Masses at Holy Spirit: This coming Sunday September 13 at 10:00 AM Starting September 19th & 20th there will be 2 Masses. 5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:30 AM on Sunday (only 1 Mass Sunday-no 8:00 AM Mass) In all cases the outdoor Masses will be held

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Pastor’s Desk 9.13.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Exultation of The Holy Cross – September 14th, 2020 We Catholics have Crucifixes in our churches. Most other Christian churches have Crosses. The difference being that a Crucifix has the Body of Christ on it and a Cross doesn’t. Why do we have Him this way? Do we not know

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass 2020

From Holy Spirit Facebook post 9/5/2020: Hi folks: Here is this week’s Mass link: https://youtu.be/gWAiQu-fL64 Father Ron is hopeful that we will be able to have an outdoor Mass on our plaza next Sunday at 10:00 a.m. it will be BYOC — “Bring your own chair”. Even if we are allowed to have a Mass

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Pastor’s Desk 9.6.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Labor Day: Monday,September 7, 2020 It seems odd to speak of ‘Labor Day’ when so many people are out of work. However, the ideals are still sound and true. In 1981 Pope [Now Saint] John Paul II wrote Laborem Exercens (On Human Work). In it he affirmed that “The Church considers

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