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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of March 29, 2020

Parish News

HSCC Continues To Livestream Masses

Holy Spirit will be livestreaming Mass each morning, Monday - Saturday, at 8:30 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. Additionally, we will livestream a Vigil Mass in Spanish at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. You may view the livestream online about an hour after each Mass broadcasts. To view a Mass after the livestream has occurred, click on the Archive link. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to bring you Mass each day.

Please share photos and videos of you and your family joining our streaming Mass on your social media accounts. Tag @HolySpiritCatholicChurchATL and use the hash tag #HSCCMass.

Weekly Bulletin

Our weekly parish bulletin is available on the parish website. Click here to see this week's edition. You don't want to miss pictures of our Altar Servers "serving" at home!

Mass Intentions

Because of the large number of Mass intention requests and the public Masses suspended, we will not necessarily be able to fulfill all the intentions just with the priests of Holy Spirit. Fr Burke, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home, Fr. Nicholas Azar in Rome, Fr. Luke Ballman from the USCCB in Washington, DC, and Fr. Juan Hernandez, chaplain at Holy Spirit Prep, have agreed to help us. Their Masses will be celebrated at their residence chapels.

Revised Confession Information

Our penance service on April 8th is cancelled. For the safety of our parishioners and priests, confessions will be heard by appointment only. Please contact the parish office at 404-252-4513 to schedule an appointment.

 

Culture of Invitation

Event Cancellations

For the time being, all weddings, baptisms, Quinceañeras, and funerals will be limited to immediate family only - no exceptions. No receptions will be held in parish facilities. Because of the lead time required, we will cancel the Seder Supper during Holy Week. Confirmations for the parish and school are postponed until later in the Summer. All religious education/adult faith formation is suspended. You can access adult programs on the website via Flocknote.

Faith in Action

Do You Need Assistance?

We’ve had over 50 parishioners volunteer to assist parishioners who genuinely need help with grocery shopping or errand running. If you or someone you know needs this support, please contact Kate Allen or call the parish office at 404-252-4513.

Adult Faith Formation

Word on Fire ENGAGE!

You've got Word on Fire ENGAGE! Holy Spirit has given you complete access to Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire ENGAGE video library! Join by visiting https://hsccatl.flocknote.com.

Children and Family Ministry News

Attention All HSCC Altar Servers!

Any altar servers who wear their cassocks and are photographed participating in the Mass at home during our livestream will receive points for serving! Parents should send a photo with the name of the child(ren), the date, and the team they are on to altarservers@hsccatl.com. With permission, we will post these pictures on our parish Facebook page.

Religious Education Registration Opens April 1st

Online registration for the 2020-2021 Religious Education School Year begins on Wednesday, April 1st! Please be sure to sign up on the parish website.

Vacation Bible Registration is Underway!

The Olympics are coming! Join us this Summer for Catholic + Olympics = Cathletics VBS! VBS will be held Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for all rising 3 year olds (as of July 1) through rising 6th graders (as of September 1). Online registration is underway and ends on May 1. Space is limited! Adult /teen volunteers needed.

Youth Ministry News

Registration for EDGE and Life Teen Begins April 1st

Online registration for the 2020-2021 EDGE and Life Teen programs begins on Wednesday, April 1st. Sign up on the parish website.

Wanted: Middle School Youth Minister and Counselor

Holy Spirit is continuing the process of transforming our youth ministry at the parish. As part of that process, we will be hiring a Middle School Youth Minister to lead the spiritual formation of our middle school youth as well as prepare them for Confirmation. So if you have passion for sharing and teaching our faith to young people, please reach out to Sara Gillingham with your resume and cover letter.

HSCC Youth Ministry is Going Digital!

Holy Spirit Youth Ministry is going digital! If you would like your teen to join our communications, please reach out to Sara Gillingham to get more information and be sure to follow us on Instagram @hscc_youthministry.

Holy Spirit Prep News

Holy Spirit Prep Offers Summer Programs - Sign Up Today!

Registration is underway for Holy Spirit Prep’s Summer Camps which include a wide range of programmatic offerings for children of all ages! Camps include: art, gymnastics, tennis, music, karate, Little Cougar Cheerleading, iFaith, coding, basketball, running, musical theater, and preschool adventure camps. For session descriptions or registration information, please visit www.holyspiritprep.org/summerprograms.

Deepening Your Prayer Life

Prayer for a Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
During this time when we can't physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Amen.

Making a Spiritual Communion

When we are unable to receive the Eucharist at Mass, the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. There are many prayers you can offer during your spiritual communion. Here’s one prayer:





My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy
Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire
to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this
moment receive You sacramentally, come at least
spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You
were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

Revised Adoration

Our Church will remain open for private prayer 24 hours a day. This will be adoration as distinct from exposition as the Blessed Sacrament will NOT be in the monstrance. We encourage you to come any time day or night. Please keep your distance from others – at least 4 feet from those who are not family. Do not come if you are not feeling well, or if coming will put you at risk of becoming sick. We will observe the President’s call for no more than 10 people in this gathering at any given time.