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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of May 22, 2022

Parish News

Change to the Vigil Mass Schedule Beginning June 4th

Beginning the weekend of June 4th - 5th, we will revert to ONE vigil Mass on Saturday—at 5:00 p.m. This replaces the prior schedule which had two Masses, neither of which was heavily attended. Confessions will be moved back in the church. A priest will be available starting at 4:00 p.m., and ending promptly at 4:45 p.m. to prepare for Mass.

 

Weekly Parish Bulletin

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

Culture of Invitation

Healing Prayer Service Cancelled for May

The May Healing Prayer Service is cancelled due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

Faith in Action

Monthly Collection for the Poor THIS Weekend

This is our monthly weekend for the Collection for the Poor. In the Gospel today, Jesus says to us: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you."

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to be so grateful for the generosity of the Holy Spirit parishioners each month who donate so generously to the Collection for the Poor. As Vincentians, we put our faith into action. The Vincentian vocation calls us to help our friends and neighbors in need with our hearts and as faith-filled stewards with the funds entrusted to us. If you would like to learn more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Holy Spirit, please contact Jenn Molner or Maura Kelly.

June Food Drive

Our next food drive benefitting Community Assistance Center of Sandy Springs is coming up. Donation barrels will be in the Narthex, near McDonough Hall, and in the stairwell near the preschool beginning June 1st. Please note the revised food list as updates have been made to reflect the current needs of the families served by CAC. Thank you for your support.

 

Food List - Items in high demand are italicized
Baby Food & Formula 

Beans (dry) 
Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, Vienna Sausages, ham) 
Cereal (all varieties) /Oatmeal 
Pasta 
Rice
Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce)Dry or Evaporated Milk
Jelly
Jell-O or Pudding Mix
Macaroni & Cheese
Meal Helpers

Meat Entrees (canned chili, beef stew, chicken & dumplings, Hormel, ets.)
Peanut Butter
Potatoes (fresh/dry)
Snacks (crackers, cookies)
Spaghetti Sauce

Toiletries
Diapers (medium, large, xl) 
Deodorant
Disposable Razors
Feminine Products
Shampoo
Soap
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Toilet Paper

2022 Archbishop's Annual Appeal

The 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Campaign goal is $8,500,000, and our parish goal is $296,800. Every penny collected above our goal will be returned to Holy Spirit. Please prayerfully consider how you will participate. Use the pledge cards in the Narthex or this link.

Children and Family Ministry News

Religious Education Registration Underway

Religious Education Registration is open for preschool-12th grade and will stay open for two months. Any registrations out of that window will need to be approved, as we are limited due to volunteer numbers. Please be sure to secure a spot for your child by registering on the parish website before May 31st.

Vacation Bible School Registration is Open!

Gear up for a one-week hike through the wilderness that leads kids to discover amazing things about Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders. Join us for Vacation Bible School from July 11th - 15th, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The goal of this program is to help children better understand the seven sacraments and deepen their love for Jesus. Registration is OPEN, so sign up today! The deadline to register is May 31st.

Holy Spirit College News

Holy Spirit College to Offer Canon Law Class

Registration is currently underway for our 2022 summer class, Introduction to Canon Law, which will be offered on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit College beginning June 8th and running through July 27th. Fr. Paul Burke will be the teacher. This course will provide a basic understanding of the legal system of the Catholic Church (i.e. canon law), its origins, and its contemporary importance. It will familiarize students with the rules for applying canon law and the sources where such laws may be found. There will be opportunities to relate universal and particular laws to concrete situations and to explain how the law is being applied. ($150 audit fee). To register, please contact Kim Schulman.

Upcoming Events

St. Thomas More Society Hosts: "Strategic and Spiritual Vision for Your Law Practice"

The St. Thomas More Society, an association of Catholic lawyers in Atlanta, is pleased to host a panel discussion entitled "Strategic and Spiritual Vision for Your Law Practice" on Thursday, May 26th, at 6:00 p.m. The panel discussion will explore challenges and opportunities for lawyers to live out their faith in their legal practice, drawing from both the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct and the riches of the Catholic faith. Panelists will include:

  • Justice Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Supreme Court of Georgia, Moderator
  • Fr. Kevin Peek, Priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta
  • Joann Gallagher Jones, Partner, BakerHostetler LLP
  • Amy Kleusner, General Counsel, Oak Dental Partners
  • Michael A. Sullivan, Partner, Finch McCranie LLP
  • Alex Muñoz, Founder & Principal, CSR

Georgia Professionalism CLE credit will be provided to attendees. The event will be held at the Archdiocese of Atlanta Chancery, 2401 Lake Park Drive, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080. A reception will follow the panel discussion. Members of the Society who have paid their 2022 dues may attend the event for free with one guest. The cost for all other attendees is $20. To register for the event, please contact Dan Hart at dhart@seyfarth.com. Please register by May 24th.