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Tuesday              7:00 p.m
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Saturday             9:00 a.m.

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Holy Spirit  Elementary School is 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."


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The Church celebrates Gaudete Sunday

Today is Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday in the Season of Advent. The season of Advent originated as a fast of forty days in preparation for Christmas. In the ninth century, the duration of Advent was reduced to four weeks and by the twelfth century the fast had been replace by simple abstinence. Not withstanding the changes occurring over the centuries, Advent preserved most of the characteristics of a penitential season which made it a kind of counterpart to lent. The third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, breaks through a season that is otherwise penitential to signify the nearness of the Lord’s coming.

Guadete Sunday is further marked by a new invitatory, the Church no longer inviting the faithful to adore merely “Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come”, but calling upon them to worship and hail with joy “The Lord is close at hand; come, let us worship him.”

Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for the Christmas feast as well as for the second coming of Christ, and the penitential exercises suitable to this season are thus on Gaudete Sunday suspended, for awhile, in order to symbolize our joy and gladness in the Promised Redemption which should never be absent from the heart of the faithful.   Rejoice!!!

"O God, who see how your people
faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity,
enable us, we pray,
to attain the joys of so great a salvation,
and to celebrate them always
with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.   Amen"




Christmas Eve Vigil Mass for Christmas 4:00pm
Christmas Eve Mass At Night 11:00pm
Christmas Day Mass at Christmas 10:00am

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 Wednesday, December 17th   St John Hartland/Howell  7:30pm
Saturday, December 20th       St Patrick Brighton            9:00am
Monday, December 22nd       St Mary Magdalen            7:30pm
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The Adoration Chapel is closed through Thursday  9:00am this week due to construction in the electronics room.
While there is such distraction from the noise, Jesus will be in repose in the tabernacle. You may sit with Jesus in the church, and
after business hours, you may come and go through the Adoration Chapel.
If the noise and commotion bothers you too much, please feel free to sit in the Shroud Room. Jesus understands.
“Contemplation is a gaze of faith, fixed on Jesus. ‘I look at him and he looks at me’
this is what a certain peasant of Ars used to say to his holy Curé about his prayer before the tabernacle” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 2715).
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For Sister Regina Mary  and all the young women discerning vocations

"O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love,
impart to young women Your knowledge, understanding, and counsel  that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God.
Give them courage and strength to follow God's holy will.
Guide their uncertain steps,strengthen their resolutions,
shield their chastity, fashion their minds,conquer their hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labour in God's holy service.
Amen. "

For John Vinton, and for all those young men in the seminary as they discern their call to the priesthood:

"Eternal God,
Bless your Church with holy and faithful priests, deacons and brothers. Form them in the likeness of your Son so that in him, with him and through him , that they may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully,lways and everywhere. With Mary,  we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. "

 Write your Seminarian, John Vinton:

Have a prayer request, a joke, a comment, or even an encouraging word? Your parish seminarian, John, would like to hear about it. You may contact him:

John Vinton
University of St Thomas
Mail 3589
2115 Summit Avenue
St Paul, MN  55105

For our sons and daughters now serving in the Military:

"Lord, Hold our sons and daughters in your loving hands as they serve.Protect them as they protect us.Bless them and their families, for the selfless acts they perform each day for our country.Grant us peace. 


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