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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of June 13, 2021

Parish News

Annual Malta Christmas Ornament For Sale

Members from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta will sell our 2021 Christmas ornaments featuring the St. Joseph window in McDonough Hall at all of our Masses next weekend, June 19th and 20th, in honor of Father’s Day. The ornaments are $30 each or $25 each for two or more ornaments. All proceeds will benefit Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase this limited edition keepsake celebrating the Year of St. Joseph - the PERFECT Father’s Day gift! St. Joseph is, after all, the patron saint of fathers. 

Father's Day Novena of Masses

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 20th. Remember the special men in your life during the Father’s Day Novena of Masses. Use the spiritual bouquet packets available in the Narthex. Complete the outer envelope and place it in the offertory basket or bring it to the parish office. Then send the enclosed card to your special loved one.


Donate to HSCC Via Venmo

Holy Spirit can accept offertory donations through Venmo. You may scan the QR code in the pew or bulletin or find us on Venmo by looking for our username @HSCC-Donation. 

Downloadable Hymns for Mass

You may download a song sheet of the hymns for Mass each week on the livestream page of the parish website: The hymns for the upcoming weekend are posted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Weekly Parish Bulletin

Please click here for online versions of the weekly parish bulletin.

Culture of Invitation

Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is hosting their famous pancake breakfast this morning after the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses in McDonough Hall. There will be very limited availability for walk-up purchases. All proceeds will go to support the Knights charitable work in our community.

Walking with Purpose Summer Read

The Walking with Purpose evening group invites all women of the parish to join us for our annual summer read! Join us for seven weeks beginning Tuesday, June 15th, at 6:30 p.m. We will come together to explore our faith through reading and discussing 7 Secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn. You may order the book on Amazon. Read one chapter each week prior to attending the meeting. The group will meet each Tuesday through July 27th. For details, contact us at


Friday Night Bridge

The Friday Night Bridge group meets twice a month. Join them for an evening of fun and finesse on Friday, June 18th, at 7:00 pm in the parish office building. For reservations, please contact Cathy Skowronski at 770-509-7698 by Wednesday, June 16th. Partners are not required, and new members are always welcome.

Faith in Action

Eucharistic Minister Training

Looking for a new way to serve Holy Spirit Parish and deepen your relationship with Christ? Join the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Ministry! Our next training is Monday, June 21st, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Meet in the Narthex of the Church. All participants MUST RSVP for training so we have the correct amount of training materials available. Contact Carla Corley to RSVP or if you have any questions.


"Being an EM has deepened my relationship with Christ and broadened my experience of the Eucharist. If faith is like the cross ... "vertical" as we reach up to connect with the Lord ... and "horizontal" as we share that faith with our brothers and sisters ... being an EM has helped increase my sense of community. It helps me connect with those with whom we share His body and blood.  - Parker Ransom, Parishioner

Monthly Collection for the Poor

Next weekend, June 19th and 20th, is our monthly collection for the Poor. Volunteers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations or you can make your contribution online.


June Food Drive

The Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Community Assistance Center [CAC] provides food to help families in need and to prevent homelessness while they resolve the crisis putting them at risk. June 1st - 30th is HSCC’s commitment to support the CAC with its Food Drive. Donations locations are in the Narthex, entrance area to St. Mary’s Chapel, and entrance to the HSP Preschool. The following items are needed:


Beans (dry)

Canned Fruit

Canned Meats
(chicken, tuna, ham etc)

Canned Vegetables

(green beans, peas, mixed)

Canned Tomatoes
(diced, whole, sauce)

Canned Pastas


Dry or Evaporated Milk


Jell-O or Pudding Mix

Macaroni & Cheese

Meal Helpers

Meat Entrees
(canned chili, beef stew, chicken & dumplings, Hormel Completes)


Peanut Butter

Potatoes (dry/can)



Snacks (crackers, cookies)

Spaghetti Sauce



Diapers (medium, large, xl)


Disposable Razors

Feminine Products





Toilet Paper

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation Presents The Eucharist: The Source and Summit of the Christian Life

Come join us on Sundays, June 13th, 20th, and 27th at 9:30 a.m. in the McDonough Hall where Grant Aasen and Andrew McGovern will teach about the Mass. They will cover topics ranging from the Jewish roots of the liturgy, the history of the Mass in the Church, as well as the Theology of the Mass. As we are no longer have an overflow Mass in McDonough Hall, we have relocated our Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation program to the Hall.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) Class Forming

Would you or someone you know like to learn more about the Catholic faith and what Catholics profess to believe? Perhaps your spouse or fiancé would like to become Catholic? Maybe you were raised Catholic, but never received the sacrament of Confirmation? Or maybe you’ve drifted away from the Church and want to renew your connection to Catholicism by entering into full communion with the Church.


R.C.I.A. aims to address all the above situations. The class can be taken for information only and there is never any pressure to be confirmed, although participants are fully prepared for Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation if desired.  We are now enrolling for the next session of R.C.I.A. which will begin on Sunday, August 8, and conclude on Sunday December 5, with reception into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday November 21. The class will meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m., with Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. The class will adhere to CDC and Archdiocese of Atlanta guidelines regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. If a resurgence of Coronavirus necessitates implementation of stricter safety measures or facility closures, the class will continue to be held remotely without interruption to the curriculum.


A nominal fee of $35 is required to register for the course; this fee covers the cost of books and other materials. Because acceptance into the program requires pastoral approval, prospective R.C.I.A. participants should begin gathering now sacramental documents, including—if applicable—certificates of baptism and marriage. Remote interviews with participants are now being held; please contact Dr. David King to arrange registration. The deadline for registration is July 31.

Young Adult News

YAM Monthly Praise and Worship

We are so excited to start up a monthly praise and worship night beginning on Tuesday, June 15th! Evening Mass will still take place in St. Mary’s chapel but then join us in the Church for adoration and music lead by Winston.

Children and Family Ministry News

Scavenger Hunt

Contact Kaitlyn with questions.

Picnic after Mass

Grab a blanket and pack your basket! Join us for Daily Mass at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th, with a picnic dinner outside McDonough Hall afterwards. Drinks will be provided. *Rain location is the covered playground.

Summer Calendar

Please download our summer calendar of activities and don't miss out on all the fun we have planned!

Volunteers Needed for Preschool-12th Grade Religious Education Programming

We are so excited to offer the 2021-2022 religious educaiton school year in person. We have been praying and planning for your family and can’t wait to start again in September! We are looking for more volunteers, you could serve as a catechist for our young people, a greeter, special events assistants and more! If you are interested in any of these positions please reach out to Kaitlyn at 404-252-4513.