Parishioners Jada, Maya, Gordon and Patti Meads
“Racism, in general, just doesn’t make any sense to me.”
I was listening to a national broadcast of NPR yesterday and I heard these words “Racism, in general, just doesn’t make any sense to me” from a very familiar voice, our very our own recent high school graduate Jada Meads.
The article and the voice segment of the interview with the Meads is below.
I want the Meads to know that we stand by them and are proud of their Christian witness!!!
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
Mass Attendance since re-opening
Date Time In Church Courtyard Reserved Reserved %
May 30 6P 55 2 43 77%
May 31 9A 84 0 79 94%
11:30 64 3 33 49%
5P 38 1 25 64%
June 6 6P 58 1 52 88%
June 7 9A 53 0 44 83%
11:30 60 2 46 74%
5P 47 0 27 57%
June 13 6P 44 0 47 109%
June 14 9A 58 0 45 77%
11:30 54 0 52 96%
5P 28 0 25 89%
Some that were in the courtyard this past weekend were not counted.
Daily Mass is averaging around 20.
Former business manager Tim Enoch’s sister, Cathy Enoch Igo, passed away yesterday at the age of 78. Please keep Cathy, Tim and all of the family in your prayers,
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.
More “Words have Power” reflections coming
Due to time constraints at the Parish, I will not be sending out an update every single day, but promise to keep you informed of everything happening at our parish and Newman Center.
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.