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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of February 18, 2024

Parish News

Lent at Holy Spirit

The penitential season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesaday. For a complete list of Lenten activites at Holy Spirit, including rules of Fasting and Abstinence, Stations of the Cross, Fish Frys, and more, please visit:  www.hsccatl.com/lent.

Easter Flower Fund

Remember or honor a loved one this Easter by contributing to the flowers that will adorn the altar this Easter. Remembrances are $10 each. Please either use this online link or the form on the back of the bulletin by Friday, March 8th to have the remembrance included in the Easter bulletin.

Weekly Parish Bulletin

Please click here for an online version of the weekly parish bulletin.

Culture of Invitation

The Vision of Pope Francis for a Synodal Church presented by Cardinal Christophe Pierre

Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m., | Emory University


The Aquinas Center, in tandem with Archbishop Hartmayer, will host Cardinal Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio (U.S. Ambassador of the Vatican), at Candler School of Theology’s Cannon Chapel on Emory University’s campus. Given the importance of the Synod on Synodality, which is ongoing, and given his deep understanding of Pope Francis’ leadership, Cardinal Pierre’s presentation is one you won’t want to miss. This event is free, but space is limited, so registration is required. Please RSVP at aquinas.emory.edu/calendar. All are invited to a reception for the Cardinal and the Archbishop, from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., immediately prior to the presentation. Reserve your spot for a minimum donation of $125 per person to fortify the important work of the Aquinas Center by contacting Alice Cameron at 404-727-8860.

Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus and Centro Catolico
February 23rd

Come to the Fish Fry on Friday, February 23rd, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in McDonough Hall and let the Knights of Columbus take care of dinner! You'll be able to choose from our fried cod fillets, grilled salmon, fried whole tilapia, and baked shrimp. Each accompanied by an array of sides - French fries, cole slaw, rice (arroz), lentils, strawberry salsa (for the salmon), and hush puppies. We'll also be offering wine and beer. All brought to you by the Knights of Columbus and volunteers from Centro Catolico.

Each adult meal is $15 (donations for beer and wine are also appreciated to offset costs). You may dine in or take away. Online pre-orders or "walk-ups" are equally welcome, but RSVPs are encouraged.

Faith in Action

Georgia March for Life

With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the power to protect the unborn was given back to you – the American people – through your elected representatives. Your state capital is now a critical battleground for protecting Life. That is why we need YOU to march at the Capitol Building to bring a voice for the voiceless. Together, we march to empower women to choose life, and to defend the dignity of the unborn. Join us as we march for both mom and baby on Thursday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Georgia March for Life website:  https://marchforlife.org/georgia/.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

La misión de la Sociedad de San Vicente de Paúl es “cambiar vidas… una a la vez” a través de la oración, ejercicios espirituales, obras de misericordia y compañerismo. La Sociedad de San Vicente de Paúl, que ha operado en Georgia desde 1903, es una organización internacional que guía a mujeres y hombres a crecer espiritualmente ofreciendo servicios de persona a persona a aquellos que están necesitados y que sufren en la tradición de su fundador, Federico Ozanam, y el patrón de la Sociedad, San Vicente de Paúl.  

 

En la Iglesia del Espíritu Santo siempre estamos buscando voluntarios bilingües para ayudar nuestros vecinos hispanos y para responder a nuestra línea de ayuda. Si está interesado en unirse a nuestro ministerio o aprender más sobre lo que hacemos, comuníquese con Jenn Molner. O si conoce a alguien que lo necesite ajuda, pídale que llame a nuestra línea de ayuda al 404-255-2607.

2024 Archbishop's Annual Appeal

We are very grateful to all our parishioners who have already joined together in pledging their gift to the 2024 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. The campaign goal is $9,350,000 and our parish goal is $283,900. A percentage of the money collected above our goal will be returned to the parish. If you have not yet made a gift to the 2024 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, you may use the pledge cards in the pews this weekend or you can easily donate online. Please be sure to designate Holy Spirit Atlanta as your parish. Every gift to the Annual Appeal is vitally important to assure the continued support of many important programs that help thousands in our archdiocese each year through the education of our children and seminary students, evangelization and Christian Initiation, on-going formation for our priests and so much more. Thank you, in advance, for your participation in this year’s Appeal.

 

Casino Night to Benefit Pregancy Aid Clinic

The Atlanta Region of the Order of Malta is hosting a Monte Carlo-themed Casino Night on Thursday, February 29th, at Cherokee Town Club. All proceeds will benefit Pregnancy Aid Clinic. Tickets available at MaltaGala24.givesmart.com or email maltagala@hsccatl.com for details.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

Today, Sunday, February 18th, Fr. Luke Ballman will present, "The Season of Lent:  Going into the Desert." Next week, Dr. Andrew McGovern will present: Mary:  Perpetual Virgin and Assumed into Heaven. Our Sunday morning Adult Faith Formation program meets in McDonough Hall at 10:00 a.m.

Young Adult News

YAM: Monthly Holy Hour

Come for Adoration and Praise and Worship Music on Monday, February 19th. Meet us in the Saint Mary's Chapel at 7:00 p.m.

Children and Family Ministry News

No Religious Education Today

In honor of President’s Day, neither the morning Religious Education nor the evening Youth Ministry programs will meet today, February 18th. All classes will resume next Sunday, February 25. We hope that you enjoy your weekend off.

RE Family Social/Service Morning

All families are invited to a social and service morning on Saturday, February 24th,, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in McDonough Hall. We will have crafts and a service project. RSVP if you will attend. For more information, please email religioused@hsccatl.com.

Holy Spirit Youth Choir

All children ages 9-14 are invited to join the Youth Choir. Rehearsals are in the choir room (located in the parish office building) on Sunday mornings at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The choir will sing at a few of the 11:30 a.m. Masses between now and the end of May. Parent volunteers are also needed. Please contact Genevieve Leopold Connors for details. 

Upcoming Events

Women's Club Happy Hour
at Southern Bistro

Join the Women’s Club for socializing and spirits at Southern Bistro on Thursday, February 29th, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bring a friend and meet other women of the parish for Happy Hour at Southern Bistro, 4920 Roswell Rd. A $5 donation appreciated for appetizers. RSVP online if you plan to attend.

VIRTUS

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 Saturday, March 9th. 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. For questions, please contact Kimberly Chalavoutis.

Blood Drive

Give the gift of life on Sunday, March 17th, when the Life South Bloodmobile is at Holy Spirit. Representatives from Life South will be in the parking lot from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. accepting your donations of blood or platelets. While appointments are preferred (sign up online), walk-ins are welcome! Blood donors should remember to eat iron-rich foods and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages prior to donating! Bring a photo ID; must be 17 or older. Sign up here.