News | Young Adults | Centro Católico | Children | Teens
This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of September 12, 2021

Parish News

2022 Tithing Campaign Is Underway

Holy Spirit’s 2022 Tithing Campaign is underway. Our offertory supports all of the programs and ministries of the parish. Practically speaking, it helps us keep the lights on, the air condition running, and allows us to celebrate Mass with you every day – whether you are with us  in person or watching on livestream.


We realize that 2021 has been a trying year for so many of our parishioners, with some people reduced in income or out of work. Tithing means we give back to God proportionally in thanksgiving for what He has bestowed upon us. Be on the look out for communication from Msgr. Dillon this week. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of your participation.

9/11 20th Anniversary Mass

Last night during the Vigil Mass, we recognized our first responders as we remembered the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Color Guard from MAPES (Metropolitan Atlanta Police Emerald Society) was present, and a bag piper played at the beginning and end of Mass. You may view pictures from the Mass here. #neverforget

Weekly Parish Bulletin

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

Downloadable Hymns for Mass

You may download a song sheet of the hymns for Mass each week on the livestream page of the parish website: The hymns for the upcoming weekend are posted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Donate to HSCC Via Venmo

Holy Spirit can accept 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

Pfizer Vaccine Clinic TODAY!

Holy Spirit is hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic today, Sunday, September 12th, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Prep Gym for those 12 and older.


Volunteers from CORE will be onsite to administer the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine to those who were vaccinated on August 22nd.

Those who are interested in receiving their first dose are welcome to do so. The second dose will be administered at a location other than Holy Spirit on Sunday, October 3rd. CORE volunteers will help you make your second appointment. All attendees MUST wear a mask and bring a photo ID. Walk-ups are welcome.

Great Books Discussion Group

The next meeting of the Great Books Discussion Group will be held on Thursday, September 16th, at 7:00 p.m. using Zoom. Subsequent meetings will be held monthly with selections from the Great Books Foundation series. Contact Patrick Carey at 770-241-2511 for further information.


Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born in New York to a wealthy and fashionable family – living in Paris, London, New York City and Newport, Rhode Island; locating permanently to Paris in 1907. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence – which is our first work to be discussed this year. Set in the “gilded age” of 1870s New York society, the novel explores the themes of societal assumptions, morals and lost love. Wharton considered this work a reflection of a world lost during “the Great War”. 

Friday Night Bridge

The Friday Night Bridge group will meet for an extra time this month. Join them for an evening of fun and finesse on Friday, September 17th, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the parish office building. Please contact Cathy Skowronski at 770-509-7698 for reservations by Wednesday, September 15. Partners are not required, and new members are always welcome. 

Regnum Christi Morning of Reflection

All women of the parish are invited to attend a Morning of Reflection sponsored by Regnum Christi on Saturday, September 18th, from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Meet in the Church for a meditation and Mass, followed by breakfast and a practical talk in Malta Hall. Save the dates for upcoming Morning of Reflections:  October 16, November 20,

December 18, January 15, February 12, March 12, April 23, and May 21.

Faith in Action

Monthly Collection for the Poor THIS Weekend

"Those who feed the hungry and shelter the homeless see in them the face of Jesus.” Let us remember the poor in our monthly collection this weekend, September 11th and 12th. Volunteers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations. You may also make your contribution online.

2021 Archbishop's Annual Appeal

All pledges to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal are due by December 31, 2021. To make your online payment, you may do so on the archdiocesan website. Please be sure to indicate Holy Spirit as your parish. For questions, please contact Marcia Palcher.

Volunteers Needed to Assist with St. Pio Relic Tour

Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks when relics of St. Pio visit Holy Spirit on Thursday, September 30th. Please consider giving of your time and talent by signing up to help here.

Annual Malta Christmas Ornament For Sale Online

Members from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta are pleased to announce the online sale of our 2021 Christmas ornament featuring the St. Joseph window in McDonough Hall. The ornaments are $30 each or $25 each for two or more ornaments. All proceeds will benefit Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. While in-person sales will not resume until Advent, you may purchase your ornament online to pick up in the parish office during regular office hours. Please allow 24 hours for processing.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Ed
Faith vs. Science

Our Sunday morning Adult Faith Formation program kicks off on September 12th. Join us from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in McDonough Hall, Side B, as we explore the Catholic faith together. During our first session, Grant Aasen will present Faith vs. Science, and discussing such questions as “What is Truth? How has the Church found Truth in her History? What does the Church teach on Truth, Faith, and Science? Can Faith and Science really contradict?”

Next Sunday, September 19th, Joey Martinek, Respect Life Director for the Archdiocese, will discuss why abortion, homosexuality, and porn are sinful and damaging to the human person and how the Church’s teaching on these issues is rooted in charity. Learn how to view these issues in today’s culture and climate. For questions, please contact Grant Aasen

Women of the Word

Women of the Word (WOW), through personal study and small group discussion, provides a place for the women of Holy Spirit Catholic Church (and beyond) to gather in prayer and fellowship while helping each other to learn God’s truth for us as written in Holy Scripture. 


When:  Tuesday mornings 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; fall study from September 21 - November 16


Where:  McDonough Hall


Virtual option:  A virtual Zoom option with be offered for those who cannot attend in person. The Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday mornings  from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from September 21 - November 16


Join the Women of the Word (WOW) for fellowship and spiritual renewal as we launch into our fall 2021 book study.  Our Discussion Guide was written by Katie Kibbe, based on Father Jacques Philippe’s book, Searching for and Maintaining Peace.  

Children and Family Ministry News

Mom's Group

All Moms are welcome to attend our weekly Mom’s group on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. You will have time to pray while your babies play. No need to RSVP. Please meet us in the Youth Center (two levels under St. Mary’s Chapel). Contact Kaitlyn with questions.


Youth Ministry News

Youth Ministry
Kick Off

Tonight is the night!!! Join us Sunday, September 12th, at 6:30 p.m. for our Youth Ministry Kick Off! Enjoy Messy Games and Yummy Food… but you MUST RSVP if you will attend.

Youth Ministry Launches Adventure Club

We have added a really fun program for 6th-12th graders called Adventure Club! We want to take as many teens as possible on trips to the most fun things to do in the city of Atlanta on the last Thursday of every month. For those who are interested, we will send our signup out at the start of every month! Contact Sara or Kaitlyn for details.

Holy Spirit College News

Holy Spirit College Offers Overview of Catechism Course

Have you just volunteered to teach religious education and are wondering what you have gotten yourself into? Or would you just like to know a little more about your Faith? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, consider attending Holy Spirit College's "Basic Catechetical Certification Course" this fall.


Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

September 25 - December 11


Designed in partnership with the Archdiocese of Atlanta to meet certification guidelines, this course offers catechists an in-depth look at the Catholic faith in order to prepare them better for their role as teachers of religious education to elementary aged children and adolescents. For questions, please contact Kim Schulman. For more details about class times or to enroll, please visit the College's website.

Upcoming Events

Holy Spirit to Host Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Holy Spirit will host the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) on Thursday, September 30th. We will have veneration of the relics from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Church, with a Votive Mass of St. Pio at 7:00 p.m. Archbishop Hartmayer will be the celebrant. Confessions will be available throughout the day. Learn more at We are preselling devotional items online through September 9th. Pick up will be on September 30th only.