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This Week: June 9, 2024

Congratulations Fr. Nguyen

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Fr. Joseph Nguyen who is one of five priests who were ordained last weekend. Fr. Nugyen will join us as our newest parochial vicar effective July 1. We look forward to welcoming him to Holy Spirit Catholic Church for his first priest assignment.

Father's Day Novena of Masses

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16. Remember the special men in your life during the Father’s Day Novena of Masses. Use the spiritual bouquet packets available in the Narthex. Complete the outer envelope and place it in the offertory basket or bring it to the parish office. Then send the enclosed card to your special loved one.

Juneteenth Schedule

In observance of the Juneteenth federal holiday, the parish office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19. Our daily Masses will take place as usual.

Parish Giving Deficit

Fiscal Year 2024:  July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

 

As of Sunday, May 26, 2024
Fiscal Year-to-Date Target     $3,461,731
Fiscal Year-to-Date Giving     $3,338,518
Fiscal Year-to-Date (Under)      $123,212

Weekly Parish Bulletin

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

Upcoming Events

Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is serving breakfast TODAY, Sunday, June 9, in McDonough Hall after the 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, and 10:00 AM. Masses. All are welcome. Donations to offset the costs of breakfast are appreciated.

SoulCore

SoulCore classes are offered on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of the month at 11:30 AM and 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Youth Center in the basement of McDonough Hall. SoulCore nourishes your body, mind and soul by combining rosary prayers with core, strengthening, stretching, and balance movements – no fitness or experience required – just wear comfy clothes and bring a mat. A goodwill donation of $5-10/class is appreciated. Contact catherinefuss@comcast.net for details or visit soulcore.com

Women's Club Social at Huff Harrington

All women of the parish are invited to attend the Women's Club social on Thursday, June 20, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Huff Harrington, 425 Peachtree Hills Avenue No. 9.. Huff Harrington is a beautiful home decor store where you will find art, antiques, lighting and so much more. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco, appetizers, a flower arranging demonstration, as well as a special 20% discount (excluding art) to spruce up your space! There is $15 advance registration fee. For more information on the Huff Harrington, please visit their website:  huffharrington.com.

Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (also known as R.C.I.A.) Class Forming

Would you or someone you know like to learn more about the Catholic faith and what Catholics profess to believe? Perhaps you—or your spouse or fiancé—would like to become Catholic? Maybe your parents were Catholic, but you never received the Sacraments? Or maybe you’ve drifted away from the Church and want to renew your connection to Catholicism by entering full communion with the Church.

O.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 O.C.I.A. which will begin on Sunday August 4, and conclude on Sunday November 24, with reception into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church at the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday November 23. The class will meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00, with Mass offered either before or after at 8:30 AM or 11:30 AM. Class will not meet on Labor Day, Columbus Day, or Thanksgiving weekends.

A nominal fee of $35 is required to register for the course; this fee helps cover the cost of books and other materials. Because acceptance into the program requires pastoral approval, prospective O.C.I.A. participants should begin gathering now sacramental documents, including—if applicable—certificates of baptism and marriage. Remote and in-person interviews with participants are now being held; please email Dr. David King to arrange registration. The deadline for registration is July 28th.

Faith in Action

June Food Drive to Benefit Community Assistance Center

The Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Community Assistance Center (CAC) provides food to help families in need and to prevent homelessness while they resolve the crisis putting them at risk. Holy Spirit’s commitment to support CAC with our Food Drive runs throughout the month. Donation locations are in the Narthex, the entrance area to St. Mary’s Chapel, and the entrance to the HSP Preschool. A list of desired items is included below; items in greatest need are italicized. 

 

Food List

  • Baking Products (cake/brownie/muffin mixes, flour, sugar, oil)
  • Beans (dry black)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, ham, etc.)
  • Canned Vegetables (corn, 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 (any kind)
  • 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

 

Why Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul?

In today's Gospel, Jesus looking around those seated in the circle said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” Are you looking for ways to experience Christ more directly in your life? Members of Holy Spirit St. Vincent de Paul conference invite you to share in their ministry of experiencing Christ by serving our neighbors in need. We see Christ in the poor because Jesus told us “Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters you do for me.” If you are interested in learning what it means to “Love your Neighbor. Live Vincentian.” Contact Jenn Molner at SVdP@hsccatl.com.

Spiritual Bouquet for Archdiocesan Seminarians

1160 AM The Quest Atlanta Radio Station is preparing a Spiritual Bouquet to encourage and support the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Visit https://thequestatlanta.com/submit-prayer-request/ to pariticipate. There are 38 seminarians; you may designate prayers for one specific seminarian by including the seminarian’s name or indicate a prayer offering to be given to each of the seminarians, along with a lovely note of support. The deadline to participate is June 12.

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.

 

Archdiocesan and Holy Spirit Prep News

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Join Atlanta Assembly 3313 of the Knights of Columbus for a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, June 14th, at 5:30 PM at Christ the King on the Hyland Center blacktop. The ceremony will include a Color Guard presentation, reflection, and proper disposal of retired flags collected from our drop boxes located at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Christ the King. Bring lawn chairs for your comfort and enjoy light refreshments to follow. All are welcome and Atlanta Fire Rescue will have a firetruck on site for pictures with kids.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage Comes to Atlanta

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is embarking on a two-month journey tracing the sign of the cross over the nation on its way toward the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN, on July 16, 2024. Teams of young adult volunteers are leading these pilgrimages. These young people, from all walks of life are giving up their summer for the trip.

The southern arm of the Pilgrimage, called the St. Juan Diego Route, will pass through the southeastern region of the United States stopping by the Archdiocese of Atlanta from June 21-23. On Tuesday, June 23, from 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM, the Cathedral of Christ the King will host a Mass and Eucharistic Procession. Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. will be the celebrant. The pilgrims on this route departed from the tip of Texas in Brownsville and wound around the Gulf of Mexico—an area chosen for its deep Catholic roots—before coming to Georgia. Learn more and register for events here.

HSP Summer Camps

Looking for ways to keep building skills over the summer months? Check out Holy Spirit Prep's Prek-12 camp offerings. Spots are limited for several camps, so be sure to secure your spot today! Camp themes include: Athletics, Art and Nature, Science and Math, Powerlifting, Reading and Writing, Culinary Arts, Service Projects, and more. Sign up here.

HSP Hosts Hillbilly Thomists - Buy Your Tickets Today

HSP is thrilled to announce that the Hillbilly Thomists, the billboard-topping band of Dominican friars, will be performing at Holy Spirit Prep on Friday, August 2, at 7:00 PM. These talented musicians have been spreading the message of God's grace through their unique blend of bluegrass, Americana, and folk music. With three successful albums under their belt, including their latest release, "Marigold," the Hillbilly Thomists have been touring across the country this year, and we are so thrilled to be their hosts in Atlanta!

Proceeds from the event will help the friars continue to produce and perform music while providing ongoing support to the formation of friars at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., where the Hillbilly Thomists first came together. This event is open to the entire Atlanta community, so get your tickets early, and join us for an evening of music and faith! Learn more about the Hillbilly Thomists on their website.