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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of July 15, 2019

Parish News

New Book by Author Deal Hudson

Dr. Deal W. Hudson, a noted Catholic scholar and creator of the first-ever Catholic advisory group to the White House, has written a new book, How to Keep from Losing Your Mind:  Educating Yourself Classically to Resist Cultural Indoctrination. Dr. Hudson demonstrates how to avoid being “pushed and pulled by trends and prevailing culture” and “enable every person to rise above the shouting, the name-calling, and the brutal incivility of public discourse” that is so prevalent today. How to Keep from Losing Your Mind will be released on September 9th. Pre-order by visiting Tan Books at

Catholic Bar Association Seeks New Members

The Catholic Bar Association, a community of legal professionals that educates, organizes and inspires its members to faithfully uphold and bear witness to the Catholic Faith in the study and practice of the law, is seeking new members. The purpose of the Catholic Bar Association is:

  • To uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the practice of law
  • To assist the Church in the work of communicating Catholic legal principles to the legal profession and society at large
  • To support Catholic attorneys in faithfully applying Catholic ethical principles in the practice of law
  • To introduce Catholic attorneys to one another and to facilitate their working together with mutual support and understanding

If you are a Catholic attorney, lawmaker or law student, please visit

2019 Archbishop's Annual Appeal

We are grateful to all who have already pledged or donated to the 2019 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Your support helps fulfill our parish’s responsibility for the larger church, which is the Archdiocese. Our parish goal is $338,200. To make a pledge to this year’s Appeal, visit Please be sure to designate Holy Spirit as your parish. 

Culture of Invitation

Friday Night Bridge

The Friday Night Bridge group meets twice a month. Join them for an evening of fun and finesse on Friday, July 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish office building. For reservations, please contact Cathy Skowronski at 770-509-7698 by Wednesday, July 17th. Partners are not required, and new members are always welcome.

Faith in Action

Monthly Collection for the Poor is Next Weekend - July 20 and 21

The Collection for the Poor taken up at the doors of Holy Spirit next weekend assist those suffering in our own Parish geographic area and provide additional resources for the Community Assistance Center also in Sandy Springs. In June, 13 Holy Spirit volunteers met in pairs with 12 families which included 51 individuals. Parish volunteers responded to several "Friends in Need" who were Homeless, individuals whose wage earning spouses have been arrested and are being fined or held for deportation, and those who simply needed additional food and money for rent. “He who has ears, let him hear. He who has eyes,  let him see and understand”  Mark 4:9


Summer is a busy time of need and schools that are closed do not hear the cry of hungry children. Look around and listen. We need your support in order to respond to our many requests . In June volunteers provided $5,600 in assistance. Parishioners are our primary source of funding. Please be generous to this important Collection next weekend. Use your blue envelope or simply put cash in the collection basket.  Volunteers are at the doors of the church.

Adult Faith Formation

Summer Faith Series: Prepared - Mary and the Saints

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Catholic faith is our veneration of the Saints.  This week we will look at ways that we can better communicate our love for Our Lady and the Saints. Join us, so you too can be Prepared to talk about Mary and the Saints!


Wednesdays through July 31st at 7:15 p.m.
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RCIA Deadline Extended Until July 28th

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 begins on August 4 and concludes on December 8.  The class will meet on Sunday evenings from 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving Weekends excluded. Due to our accelerated curriculum, regular attendance is crucial, so participants need to commit to full participation in the course. Reception into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church occurs at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, November 24. A nominal fee of $35 is required to register for the course; this fee defrays the cost of books and other materials.

Prospective R.C.I.A. participants are strongly encouraged to begin gathering sacramental documents, including—if applicable—certificates of baptism and marriage. Personal interviews with participants are now being held; please contact Dr. David King to arrange an appointment. Please also note that the DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JULY 28!

Young Adult News

Sunday Funday

Join the Young Adults on Sunday, July 21st, after the 11:30 a.m. Mass to Shoot the Hooch! You are welcome to bring your own tubes and life vests if you would like, or you can rent them. For rental information, visit: Feel free to reach out with any questions! This is a BYOB event. You can either carpool from the church with us or meet at Azalea Park, 2013 Azalea Drive in Roswell.  **Please note this event is weather permitting**