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Sign seen by the Gripshover’s on their daily walk.  

 

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IMPORTANT!!!

 

PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR SURVEY!!!

 

You will receive a survey today which will ask if you plan to come to public Masses beginning on the weekend of May 30th and 31st.

 

Also, you’ll be asked to tell us how many from your household plan to come with you and which Mass you plan to attend.

 

Please help us serve you and keep you safe by filling out the survey as we begin to make definitive plans for public Masses.

 

Thank you!!

We miss you, we love you and we want to keep you safe.

 

We’ll know more about seating and the number of Masses after the survey!!!

 

https://forms.gle/qGLAQh57g5Y3Hsb4A


Happy 6th Week of Easter!!!

 

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

 

-or use this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZCNv6PnFvZbnTr6TpCEEUw


Awesome quote

 

A great quote Albert Camus’ The Plague by Dr. Bernard Rieux, the narrator and central character who works tirelessly to lessen the suffering of those around him even though the plague is overwhelming:

 

“This whole thing is not about heroism,” he says. “It may seem a ridiculous idea, but the only way to fight the plague is with decency.”


UPDATE ON PUBLIC MASSES!

 

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

 

At this time, we will continue with our regular weekend Mass schedule (Saturday 6 pm, Sundays 9,11:30, and 5(we may add Masses after seeing the survey) and Daily Mass at 12:10.

 

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

 

More to come as things develop!!!


Some of the guidelines concerning the Eucharist when we re-open for Mass during the pandemic.

 

The priest will consume the sacred host as usual, and then finish with the prayer after communion and the final rites.  Then, rows will be directed to leave the church and the communicants will receive communion as they exit.  This allows for better social distancing and is included in the Bishop’s guidelines.

 

Priests will use hand sanitizer before distributing communion.

 

Communion ministers will wear masks.

 

If inadvertent contact is made such as the touching of the hand, the priest or other minister of communion will stop and sanitize hands before continuing with communion.

 

Gloves are not to be worn by ministers or recipients of communion.

 

Communion is distributed only in the form of bread and given to communicants only in the hand.

 

There are no vocal words at the distribution of communion, the minister will hold up the sacred host and the communicant will bow.

 

More of the guidelines to come!!!!


From a new book entitled Catholicism in the Time of the Corona Virus by English sociologist Stephen Bullivant.

 

The coronavirus has also provided countless people in quarantine with an invitation to some monastic introspection, some serious confrontation with the questions that matter. Blaise Pascal said that all of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone, and this observation has come to my mind a good deal as our entire country has gone into shutdown mode.

 

Suddenly, people are finding themselves with plenty of time to get out their Bible and read it slowly, prayerfully; to pick up a spiritual classic like St. Augustine’s Confessions or Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain; and to use the solitude and silence as an occasion for prayer. There are new opportunities to take in the beauty of God’s creation, or to practice concrete works of mercy, love, and solidarity, especially for those suffering the effects of the coronavirus.

 

AMEN!!!


Special prayers and support

 

Parishioner Sandy Fitz’s only brother is a physician in Louisville.  He recently had surgery for an aggressive tumor on his bladder.  He has since tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in ICU.  He is about 75 and was still working a reduced schedule. He is married and has five grown children.

 

Also, one of Bob Fitz’s cousins is also ill with the virus.

 

Just know Sandy and Bob that you have a parish that cares for you, supports you, and is praying for you!!!!


Special prayers and support

 

Please keep Kathy McLaughlin and her husband Bob in your prayers.  Kathy’s mom Keitah Cofer Long Belanger recently passed away in Louisville.  The small funeral Mass, due to COVID-19 restrictions, was held this past week at St. Albert the Great Church in Louisville!!!

 

Kathy and Bob just know that you and your family are being prayed for and that you have a parish community that cares deeply for you.


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 uknewman.com 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