Project Description




We will resume public masses at Holy Spirit Parish on the weekend of May 30 and 31, the weekend of Pentecost!!!!

Some of the guidelines from both the state and the Bishop:

Attendance at each individual Mass or liturgy is limited to no more than 33% of regular occupancy, and there must be 6 feet of space between people not living in the same household.

  • in our case, that is a maximum of 130 people at each Mass.
  • The number may be less after we arrange seating respecting the 6 feet of space. We will start rearranging the seating on Monday, so we should know more about the final occupancy then.
  • We will be sending out a survey early next week, asking you if you plan to come to Mass and how many from your family will be attending.  This information will help determine the number of occupants.
  • Once we have an idea of how many will return to public mass, we will know if we need to adjust the Mass schedule.  As of now, we are planning on keeping our regular Mass schedule. (Saturday 6 pm, Sundays 9, 11:30, and 5).
  • We will continue to live-stream the 11:30 Sunday Mass and the daily Mass at 12:10 except Saturdays.
  • We are looking into a system where you can be scheduled to come to a particular Mass so we won’t have more people congregate than we can accommodate, and you will be assured of a safe seat. We’ll keep you updated on this.
  • Masks are to be worn by the congregation and we suggest you bring your own hand sanitizer, even though we will have sanitizer available.
  • Elderly and vulnerable populations are encouraged to participate in live-streamed masses.
  • Those who have a fever or flu-like symptoms are asked not to attend Mass.
  • The dispensation from the requirement to come to Mass during the pandemic remains in effect per Bishop John for anyone who decides not to come to Mass.

We miss and we love you, AND we want to keep you safe!!!!

More to come as things develop!!!

Daily Masses (except Saturdays) will be lived streamed from Holy Spirit Parish / Newman Center at 12:10 pm!!!

Sunday Mass will be lived streamed at 11:30 am!!!

To access the live-streamed Masses:

  • Go to YouTube and search Catholic Wildcats for our Catholic Wildcats YouTube Channel

The mumbled part of Mass

The Nicene Creed, for many people, feels like a bunch of big words and concepts that we just mumble through.

But it’s actually a very concise statement of what Christians believe, filled with many statements that were debated ferociously during the first centuries of the Church.

Watch this short video to better understand and appreciate the Creed:
  • Where did the Nicene Creed come from?
  • What was the Arian heresy? Why was denying it so important to the continuation of Christianity?
  • How does the Creed negate the popular idea that Jesus was just a great moral teacher?
After watching, PLEASE ADD A COMMENT sharing your thoughts, or ask any questions you have! We’d love to answer them!

Because of your generosity, our mission has been able to continue. Usually, our extraordinary Easter Match—which is so important to our ministry at the Newman Center—is coming to a conclusion now. However, due to the unique situation of this year, and not being able to have Easter Masses, we are extending the Easter Match to Pentecostal Sunday.

There are two ways to give to the Easter Match. You can write a check to Holy Spirit Parish The Newman Center with “Easter Match” in the memo line. So many of you have already done that, thank you! You can also visit our website and select “Support Our Easter Match”.

While there will be no office hours at Holy Spirit Parish/ Newman Center because of the pandemic, Fr. Lobo and I will be available for any emergent spiritual needs or if you find yourself in a vulnerable situation concerning food or medication.  My cell phone number is 859-285-9824 and Fr. Lobo’s cell number is 609-457-0049.

Once public masses resume, there will be limited office hours from 11:00 am to 2 pm using masks and appropriate social distancing.

Happy Easter!!!

Fr. Steve