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  Holy Spirit  Church and School are under the patronage of our dear little saint, Philomena. You can read the story of how she came to enjoy this honored title at our church and school by clicking on "Articles" above. We could actually use more help than we can afford here at Holy Spirit. Would you consider making a contribution to our Capital Campaign? It would be greatly appreciated and would go to the cause of providing a good Catholic Education to our young people. Thank you.  

Fr John Rocus

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Mission Statement
"As disciples of Jesus Christ,we, the people of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 
dedicate ourselves to living the Great Commandments to
  "Love God with all our hearts, souls and minds..and to love our neighbor 
as ourselves."
  We will do this under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
 committing ourselves to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church
 by evangelization and education of all, beginning in our parish family 
and then reaching out in loving service to our world."



Prayer to the Holy Spirit 

"Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord, Amen."


From The Pastor's Desk


This weekend's bulletin comes to you from beautiful Kensington Metropark. On Tuesday morning I got up early, put the kayak on the roof of the Focus, and paddled out to an island in the middle of Kent Lake. The catfish are jumpin, the geese are honkin, the seagulls are swoopin, I'm enjoyin a Sausage McMuffin with egg, sippin a coffee, all accompanied by the drone of early morning traffic on I-96. God's creation is so beautiful and we've got so much of it nearby. We should all take a little time to appreciate it before the summer is over.
Yes, it's August now and we enter into the final third of summer vacation time. This evening (Sunday) I'm leaving for a few days in Chicagoland where I will be attending a conference on Deliverance Ministry. I still want to fight them demons. But I hope to be able to join you in Lansing for the Lugnuts game on Friday night.
This weekend we began the St. Philomena novena leading up to her feast day on the 11th. Please pray in a special way for many more students for our school. And please reassure people you meet along the way that, despite any Supreme Court opinions, we will still be teaching traditional Catholic/Christian values this school year. And of course, please come to the Tuesday evening mass in Phil's honor on August 11.
On the 15th we will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. The Bishops have said it is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, but for your convenience, we will still be honoring Her with a vigil Mass at 7pm on the 14th, as well as 9am on Saturday morning.
Lastly, a little more information about the origins of this weekend's unofficial feast day honoring God the Father. Sister Eugenia Ravassio said she was visited by the Father back in the 1930s and He told her that He desired a feast day in His honor on the first Sunday of August. Her vision was approved by her local bishop in Grenoble, France, but as far as I can tell, the Vatican has not pursued the matter. Nevertheless, in some places, including here, the Father's request has been honored, at least in an informal way. We of course, address the Father at every Mass but this is a special occasion.

Fr John

August is the month of St. Philomena’s (former) feastday and we will celebrate it first with our standard prayer at the end of Mass on the first Sunday of the month, and then with a novena beginning on the 3rd, leading up to her feastday of the 11th. We will honor her, and St. Clare, at the Tuesday evening Mass.
The Lending Library is now open.
VBS has been cancelled due to the new flooring installation in the Activity Center.
Due to Fr John's absence next week, Fr Joseph Rinaldo will be celebrating the Tuesday, August 4th Mass at 7:00pm
Fr Richard Lobert will be celebrating the 8:30am morning masses next week, Wed August 5th, Thurs August 6th and Fri August 7th.
There may still be a couple of tickets left for this Friday, August 7th's Lugnuts Game. See the Knights for more info.
Come on out with your muscle machine or your jolly jalopy to next Saturday, August 8th's Heavenly Cruz Car Show up at the Pavilion



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 August 1, 2015 
VBS has been cancelled

Tickets are on sale after all the masses for this year's Lugnuts Baseball Game Friday, 8/7 to benefit Vocations. $11/pp and $10/pp for the bus. See Frank Love for details.
Activity Center Renovation continues as the new floor is installed this coming week. Special Collection envelopes are in the narthex if you'd like to contribute to the cause. Thank you.
Holy Spirit can use your time and talents....
We are in need of a Scheduler for Adoration 810-231-9199 x203
We are in need of a Scheduler for the Altar Servers 810-231-9199
We are in need of volunteer help in the Gift Shop 810-231-9199 x206
This year's Car Show is Saturday, August 8th. Contact Mike Rzeppa if you'd like to show your car.

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Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Game
Sponsored by our Knights of Columbus

 Mark your calendars for Friday, August 7th~It's time for our annual Lugnuts Baseball Game in Lansing at the Cooley Law Stadium.

The Lansing Lugnuts v The Beloit Snappers. Tickets are $11.00 for the game, and, if enough sign up,
we'll get a bus for the ride out, adding $10.00/pp for the bus.
Game starts @ 7:00pm so we'll leave around 5:15pm.
Tickets sold after the masses, or see Frank Love for all the details. Fireworks after the game too!
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Michigan Courage Conference

 “Love one another as I have loved you” 

Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters with Same-Sex Attraction

 August 10-12, 2015 

St John’s Inn on 5 Mile in Plymouth

50+ Mass and Picnic
Thursday, August 13th
There is no cost for this event, but it's potluck~so please bring a dish to share!
Mass @ 11:00am here at Holy Spirit followed by our Picnic Lunch at noon up at the Pavilion.
Livingston Vicariate Catholic Council on Aging will provide sloppy joe's, paper products & beverages.
Please RSVP by August 10th
Jeanette  810-231-2146 or
Irene 734-449-2219
All community members over the age of 50 years of age are welcome to attend.
"If my people who are called by my name
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven
and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land"
2 Chronicles 7:14
 -2 Chronicles 7:14
We Humble Ourselves - Turning A Nation Back To God
Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th
22051 Cherry Hill
Dearborn, MI 48124
Free Event
Colonial and Civil War Camps/Reenactments Both Days
Symphony Orchestra and Chorals Sunday 3pm - 5pm
for more info visit:
Corporate Travel is working with Holy Spirit Parish, St Joseph's Parish
and St Thomas the Apostle Parish
to make a pilgrimage as families for the Holy Father's visit September 21st-28th.
Online registration available at:
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or by going to your App Store and search for "my parish app".
Ushers are Needed
 If you'd like to become part of this parish ministry, we are in need of you!
We're meeting Sunday, May 17th after the 11:00am Morning Mass.
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Thank you!
Please join us as we pray "A Million Memorare"
to raise $1Million for our NEW SCHOOL
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