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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of September 24, 2018

Parish News

2019 Tithing - Please Make Your Pledge Today

Missed Commitment Sunday? Don’t worry! It’s not too late to make your pledge for the 2019 Tithing Campaign either online or by filling out a pledge card in the Narthex. Tithing is our grateful response to God for the blessings He has bestowed on us. God will not be outdone in his generosity.

Malteser International

Next weekend, September 29th and 30th, MG (Ret) Tom Wessels, HSCC parishioner and Knight of Malta, will speak at Masses on and ask for support of Malteser International-Americas. This is the Americas (25 countries) affiliate of Malteser International, the global humanitarian relief organization of the Sovereign Order of Malta, a 900+ year old religious order of the Catholic Church. It is a faith-based, Catholic, NGO that provides emergency relief after disasters and supports recovery efforts, bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and sustainable development. Please visit for more information. 

Culture of Invitation

Healing Prayer Service

The next Healing Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel. Please come and experience the physical and spiritual healing power of the Holy Spirit through group prayer, scripture, praise and worship and the laying on of hands. Please note that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is not part of this service.

5th Sunday Rosary This Weekend

To help bring parishioners together in a spiritual activity and promote devotion to Mary, the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus Council 6517 will pray the Rosary on Sunday, September 30th, in St Mary’s Chapel at 12:30 p.m., after the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Knights, their families, and all parishioners are encouraged to pray the rosary together every time a 5th Sunday occurs during a month. 

Men's Club Welcomes Bishop Joel Konzen to October Men's Club Meeting

The Men’s Club welcomes all men of the parish to meet on Monday, October 1st, starting at 6:30 p.m. in McDonough Hall. Our speaker this month will be Auxiliary Bishop Joel Konzen. Bishop Konzen was appointed Auxiliary Bishop in April of this year. He has a long career of service to the Atlanta community. Many parishioners know Bishop Konzen from his time at Marist School, where he was principal for 26 years. In addition to his role At Marist, he helped start Notre Dame Academy and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Atlanta. Bishop Konzen will share his thoughts on topics and questions confronting the Catholic Church today. The cost for dinner is $10, and for men under 30, it's is only $5. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. for drinks and socializing, followed by dinner and Bishop Konzen’s presentation. Please RSVP if you can attend. For questions contact Tripp O’Connor, 404-849-7944.

Wednesday Night Dinner - September 26

C. Parks Catering is providing food for dinner on Wednesday, September 26th. The menu features herb chicken with gravy, Lyonnaise potatoes, salad, rolls and dessert. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. in McDonough Hall, following the 6:00 p.m. Mass. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with a family maximum of $30. Please RSVP online by midnight on Monday, September 24.

Annual Blessing of the Animals Next Weekend

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, please join the clergy on Sunday, September 30th, at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Francis and St. Anthony outdoor chapel for a special Holy Spirit tradition:  the annual Blessing of the Animals. Bring your pet (appropriately restrained) to the outdoor chapel so that both you and your pet may receive a blessing from one of our clergy. The Blessing of the Animals will be held rain or shine. The outdoor chapel is located to the left of the Church, adjacent to Northside Drive. Please contact Deacon Bill McCarthy with questions at 404-252-4513.

Faith in Action

Raffle Tickets for Sale / Volunteers Needed

Each year the Auxiliary of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Cancer Home sponsors a fundraising event to help the Sisters at the home with the hospice’s medical supply fund. Tickets are $5.00 for a book of six and may be purchased online with a minimum order of $25:

Tickets will be on sale in the Narthex, next weekend, September 29th and 30th. Volunteers are needed to help sell raffle tickets. Please sign up if you are able to cover a shift. Please purchase tickets to support this worthwhile cause.


Upcoming Events

First Friday Family Night: The Incredibles Movie Night

Families can save the world! Wear your capes on Friday, October 5th, and come celebrate your superhero family with your Church Family from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.. Join us for Mass / Adoration, food, fun and The Incredibles on the HSP Quad. Contact Heather Kerutis, our Family Outreach Coordinator, for more information. RSVP online. A $20 donation per family is appreciated. 

Save the Date - Oktoberfest / Fall Fest

Please save the date of Saturday, October 13th, for the Knights of Columbus’ Annual Oktoberfest / Fall Festival beginning at 6:30 p.m. in McDonough Hall. We’ll also celebrate Msgr. Dillon’s 75th Birthday!