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Welcome to the 14th Week in Ordinary Time


Gospel Reading

Matthew 11:25-30

At that time Jesus exclaimed:

“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

for although you have hidden these things

from the wise and the learned

you have revealed them to little ones.

Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.

All things have been handed over to me by my Father.

No one knows the Son except the Father,

and no one knows the Father except the Son

and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,

and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

for I am meek and humble of heart;

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”


A Wonderful Prayer from One Our Spiritual Masters, St. Teresa of Avila


And from the Psalms


WATCHING THE CURVE

Please be careful out there!!!  

Cases are spiking in so many places and looking at our curve in Kentucky it is very difficult to tell if we are plateauing or getting ready for spike. 

Remember masks and social distancing!!!


Special Prayers

Gianna Catherine Allday was born at 12:30am early Friday morning.  We welcome Gianna to the Holy Spirit Parish family.  Special congratulations to parishioners Carrie and Alan Allday, the proud parents.   Thanks for your prayers because this was one of the most dangerous and complex obstetrical cases I have witnessed; and with God’s grace and the skillful work of doctors and nurses at UK, mother and baby are doig well.

Gianna was born at around 26 weeks gestation (14 weeks early) and weighed almost 2 pounds.  She is in the Neonatal ICU at UK.  Please continue to keep Gianna and the Allday family in your prayers.


On this 4th of July weekend, we give thanks for the many wonderful things that come with living in our country.   In addition, we realize that we fall short in living out the Gospel values in many ways.  We believe, as Christians, that living and promoting the virtues and values of Jesus Christ with the help of the grace of God, it will allow our country to reach the potential that God wishes for us.


With us living streaming the Masses, homilies are available on our website in video format.   On the home page ribbon just select homilies.

Again thanks to Glen for filming and Maggie for formatting.


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

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

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 weekend Masses if you choose to come.

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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

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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.

Confession
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.
In Christ,
Fr. Steve