Parish Secretary Delma Smith during our limited office hours.
As the culture opens us more, please remain safe and vigilant. The virus is still out there and cases are actually going up in many areas!!!
For those choosing not to come to Mass, be patient and be safe. This will pass and we can all receive the Body and Blood of Christ together again.
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!!!
We are making the effort to live-stream all weekend masses so someone sitting in the courtyard can follow the Mass
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
THANKS, GLEN for all your hard work streaming the Masses!!!
Remember to reserve seats for next weeks Masses if you choose to come.
Thanks for everyone’s patience and understanding.
The Bishop has stated that we can increase our capacity for Mass to 50% occupancy as long as social distancing is maintained. When we reconfigured our Church we had this increase in mind and set up for more than the 30% capacity. With social distancing, the capacity for Holy Spirit Parish is 143.
Just a couple of important reminders.
Remember wearing a mask is required to enter the building for Mass and the masks need to remain on during the entire Mass.
Again, thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep everyone safe.
Don’t forget the courtyard option, we had several take advantage of that this weekend.
Remember, each weekend will require a new reservation to be made.
Please come as early as you can so we can get everyone seated and
know how many walk-ins we can bring in.
What to expect when returning to Mass
WORDS HAVE POWER
I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Beware of much speaking, for it banishes from the soul the holy thoughts and recollection with God.
It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures.
-St. André Bessette
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.”
-St. Camillus de Lellis
The sin of calumny is essentially the sin of slander, where one tells a lie or lies about the other person. Because of our dislike for someone, or because they have been unjust to us in some way, we may be tempted to hurt the other person by destroying their reputation by saying something about them that is untrue. This may be in the form of an outright lie, or perhaps more commonly, in the form of an exaggeration of a trait of that person. For example, if someone has been caught in a lie, one may remark in all seriousness that “You can not believe a word that person says” and make this statement for the sole purpose of destroying the person’s reputation.
Calumny can be used as a weapon for revenge, ambition, popularity, or greed. It wreaks havoc in whatever environment it is used and is poisonous.
Again, we must be very careful and be honest about our motivations in speech and remember that we are called to love our neighbor and our enemy. That is the mark of a Christian, and according to Jesus, in order for us to enter into his friendship, we must make an effort to love all of God’s children.
Bishop’s Document on Racism
Here is an excellent document and study guide on racism from the Catholic perspective by the US Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Fr. Lobo and I do hear confessions on an individual basis using proper social distancing. Just contact us for an appointment if you would like to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
There are limited office hours from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.
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.