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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of January 29, 2023

Parish News

Feast of Saint Blaise

The Feast of St. Blaise is on Friday, February 3rd. A blessing of throats invoking the intersession of St. Blaise will take place at the end of the 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Masses for those desiring the blessing.

Palms Needed for Ash Wednesday

Do you have any palms from last Palm Sunday? Collection bins will be in the Narthex until Sunday, February 19th. The palms will be burned for use in the Masses on Ash Wednesday.

Weekly Parish Bulletin

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

Donate to Holy Spirit's Offertory via Venmo!

Holy Spirit accepts 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.

 

Culture of Invitation

Last Sunday Rosary TODAY

All parishioners are invited to join the Knights of Columbus in praying the rosary today, Sunday, January 29th, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in St. Mary's Chapel.

Healing Prayer Service

There will be a Healing Prayer Service on Monday, January 30th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. All are invited to attend.

Wednesday Night Dinner
February 1st

Bring your sweetheart to our pre-Valentine's dinner on Wednesday, February 1st, at 6:30 p.m. in McDonough Hall. Enjoy C.Park's "Marry Me" chicken parmesan, rigatoni with pink sauce, strawberry salad, mixed vegetables, French bread, and raspberry cheesecake bites and chocolate dipped strawberries. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and dinner will be served by volunteers from our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. RSVPs are required. Walk-ins will be accommodated at 6:40 p.m. after all who RSVP'd in advance have been served; dinner for walk-ins is not guaranteed. RSVP by NOON on Tuesday, January 31st either online or by calling the parish office at 404-252-4513. Our thanks to Holy Spirit's Traditional Choir for serving dinner last week.

First Saturday Devotion to the Blessed Mother

Please join us on Saturday, February 4th, in St. Mary’s Chapel after the 8:30 a.m. Mass to pray the rosary and unite in prayer with our Blessed Mother. Direct any questions to Anne.

 

Faith in Action

Valetine's Day Sweet Treats from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Fudge, fruitcake, biscotti, honey and coffee from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers are being sold by the Knights of Columbus, until Wednesday, February 1st. Surprise your Valentine with some of the monk's delectable treats! Please use this link to place your order online. Orders may be picked up in the Pope’s Room (in McDonough Hall) after all Masses on the weekend of February 11th and 12th. Thank you for helping the Knights support the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

Last Days for January Food Drive

Our Food Drive to benefit Community Assistance Center ends on Tuesday, January 31st. Donations will be in the Narthex, entrance area near St. Mary’s, and entrance area to the preschool.

 

 

Food

· Beans (dry)

· Canned Fruit

· Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, ham)

· Canned Vegetables (green beans, peas, mixed)

· Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce)

· Canned Pastas

· Cereal/Oatmeal

· Dry or Evaporated Milk

· Jelly

· Jell-O or Pudding Mix

· Macaroni & Cheese

· Meal Helpers

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

· Pasta

· Peanut Butter

· Potatoes (dry/can)

· Rice

· Soup

· Snacks (crackers, cookies)

· Spaghetti Sauce

 

Toiletries

· Diapers (medium, large, xl)

· Deodorant

· Disposable Razors

· Feminine Products

· Shampoo

· Soap

· Toothbrushes

· Toothpaste

· Toilet Paper

Memorial Garden Ministry

Our parish is fortunate to have the Amelia Mary Memorial Garden, where the cremated remains of our loved ones rest at peace. The ministry’s goal is to ensure the Garden looks well-tended and loved. It is easy to get involved, whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener. Responsibilities include: planting seasonal color, pruning the roses, watering, and keeping the Garden tidy. Time commitments are flexible. If you are interested in joining this ministry, contact Katharine O’Hare at 404-814-9258.

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Ministry

Holy Spirit’s Homeless Ministry needs prepared hot meals, sack lunches and breakfast bags each time we serve. This year we return to inside dining for our shelter residents. However, unlike in years past, we will serve both at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and at the Central Presbyterian Church. The two shelters are located next to each other. Our signup has 20 meals dedicated to the Shrine Shelter and 40 meals at the Central Shelter. We ask that all food donations be clearly marked as “[Item signed up for, e.g. Entrée for 10] Shrine Shelter” or “[Item signed up for, e.g. Entrée for 10] Central Shelter” so that our volunteers will know to which shelter each food donation should be taken. In addition to food preparation at home, we will need volunteers to transport the food from Holy Spirit to the shelters as well as Volunteers to serve the food at each of the two shelters. Here is the link to volunteer. Children are welcome to attend and participate if they are accompanied by their parent or guardian. If you have a group that wishes to serve either or both sides of a shelter evening, please contact Kevin Skedsvold at 404-271-0538.

Adult Faith Formation

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

Our Adult Faith Formation program meets at 10:00 a.m. in McDonough Hall. 

January 29 - We Say We Believe in God - Do We Really? The Nicene Creed - Our Profession of Faith
Presenter:  Fr. Paul Burke

 

February 5 - What Do we Offer to God? The Offertory—Our Offering United with the Offering of Jesus
Presenter:  Fr. Paul Burke

Children and Family Ministry News

Altar Server Training

The next training for New Altar Servers will be on Sunday, February 5th, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Church. All children of the parish who have received the sacrament of First Holy Communion are invited to attend. Please contact Deacon Allen Underwood if your child will attend.  

VIRTUS Training Offering

All volunteers who wish to help with ministries with children or other at risk persons are required to attend a VIRTUS training class. Holy Spirit will offer a class on February 4th. In order to register for the training or check for alternative classes go to www.VIRTUS.org and click on the First Time Registrant button. Follow the prompts to create an account and select a class to attend.

Upcoming Events

Men's Club

The Men’s Club invites all men of the parish to their next event on Monday, February 6th. Parishioner Joe Keenan with Sandy Springs Boutique Winery will discuss winemaking and will lead the group in making their own wine at the meeting.

 

The Men’s Club will meet in McDonough Hall at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and cocktails, followed by a catered buffet dinner. The cost for dinner is $15 and $10 to make your own wine at the meeting, with a portion of the $10 going to Holy Spirit Parish. RSVP by Friday, February 3rd if you plan to attend. Please direct any questions to Billy King at billy.king@mac.com.

Wednesday Night Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus
February 8th

Back by popular demand, the Knights will post their popular chili cook off on Wednesday, February 8th, at 6:30 p.m. in McDonough Hall! Enjoy a wide array of homemade chili, cornbread, salad and dessert - all prepared and served by our Knights of Columbus. RSVPs are required. Walk-ins will be accommodated at 6:40 p.m. after all who RSVP'd in advance have been served; dinner for walk-ins is not guaranteed. RSVP by NOON on Tuesday, February 7th, either online or by calling the parish office at 404-252-4513. There is no charge for the Knight's dinner, but donations to offset the costs are appreciated. The rule of thumb is $10 per person.

 

**Due to an event in McDonough Hall, there will NOT be a Wednesday Night Dinner on February 15th. Join us for our Ash Wednesday Dinner on February 22nd.

Ash Wednesday Dinner

Ash Wednesday is on February 22nd. Join your parish family for our traditional Ash Wednesday Dinner served after the 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Masses in McDonough Hall. Pero’s will serve cheese pizza, meatless lasagna, salad and drinks. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are welcome. RSVP if you will attend so we can be sure to have enough food.

 

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are need to help with set up, serving and clean up. Please use our Sign Up Genius link if you are able to help. This is a great family Lenten activity, and any teens who volunteer will receive service hours.