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4:00 p.m.
(Vigil for Sunday)

9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday              7:00 p.m
Wed, Thu,Fri     8:30 a.m.
Saturday             9:00 a.m.

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Construction Update

-Staking and flagging of the property has begun, Activity Center windows have been removed, the landscaping and statuary from
the Grotto area have been removed,footings are being dug and grading has been done. You can now see the "footprint" of the new school.
-Green Oak Twp and Livingston County Road Commision have partenered to provide mprovements to Winans Lake Rd, from Rickett to Hamburg Rds.
The section east of Rickett will not be affected at this time, but in the future there will be construction at Rickett and Winans Lake Rd. 
-The construction manager has asked that everyone stay out of the construction area as we don't want anyone hurt nor any work that has been done altered.
--Due to the generosity of our parish through financial donations, pledges and prayers, we are very close to our financial goal.
-Our goal is to move into the new building in time for the Second Semester 2014-2015. Thank you.




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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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Every once in awhile Fr John receives articles/videos/pictures that he'd like to share...
find Fr John's Links on the menu to the left.
Take a moment to be inspired....


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 From the Pastor’s Desk
There was a “Mass Mob” recently at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in downtown Detroit. This recently new phenomenon involves groups of Catholics coming together at a predetermined urban church that is struggling, to show their support and enourage the parish to “hang in there” The activity offers hope to the parishioners and provides an uplifting and edifying experience to those who had travelled there.  Although not a “Mass Mob”, there is an upcoming pilgrimage to tour 4 historic churches on Monday, August 11th. See the bulletin for details on reserving your place on the bus.
Saturday, August 2nd after the 4:00pm Vigil Mass we’ll be having another “Potluck Movie Night”. We’re showing “The Next Voice You Hear” and serving brats and burgers prepared by master griller Mike Duquet.

Have a religious item you’d like to dispose of? Broken or no longer wanted rosaries, statues, medals? Please get them to Fr John’s office this week by Thursday, July 24th. They will be buried in the foundation of our new Education Center.

Marie Lelko, of our front office, recently celebrated a milestone birthday. Be sure and wish her a Happy Birthday when you see her. You might thank her, also, for her many years of dedicated service to Holy Spirit Parish.

Lastly, our parish bulletin is online, to be found in the left hand column of this page. You'll find Fr John's full article on the front page and all that's happening this week and the upcoming weeks here at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church and School.

Fr John


~ Please Pray ~   
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.
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
they may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully,
always and everywhere. With Mary,  we ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen. "
For our sons and daughters now serving in the military:
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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Please feel free to come and meet our teachers, view our curriculum and visit our campus!
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Have a religious item you’d like to dispose of?

Broken or no longer wanted rosaries, statues, medals?
Please get them to Fr John’s office this week by Thursday, July 24th.
They will be buried in the foundation of our new Education Center.
Construction Bids for our New Education Center
We are extending an invitation to any parishioner who is in any of the construction trades,
as well as any others who might provide appropriate services,
to submit your names and bids to the parish so that we can support members of our parish family 
during this process.
Please contact Fr John Rocus at 810-231-9199 x202 to schedule a meeting
to present your bid and learn more about our building plans.
Thank you!
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Vacation Bible School
This year's Vacation Bible School is entitled ,"Weird Animals"
and runs Monday, July 28th - Friday, August 1st
from 9:00am - noon daily
The cost is $10/family and registration is necessary.
Please contact Kurt Hoover at
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call 810-231-9199 x209
Movie Night & Potluck Dinner
Saturday, August 2nd
The nex voice you hear
Join us Saturday, August 2nd after the 4:00pm Mass  for
hamburgers, brats and your favorite dish to pass
as we watch this Golden Globe Winner
starring James Whitmore and Nancy Davis Reagan.
The voice of God mystically appears on the radio, changing all who hear it.
For six consecutive evenings, the voice speaks over the airwaves
(the movie audience never hears the voice, thanks to a series of clever evasionary tactics).
50+ Mass and Picnic
Thursday, August 7th at 11:00am
Mass with picnic lunch to follow~ beverages, sloppy joes and paper products provided.
Bring a friend and a dish to pass~
RSVP 810-231-2146 or 734-449-2219
Join us for a night at the Ballpark
Friday, August 8th - Lansing Lugnuts vs the W. Michigan Whitecaps
Bus leaves Holy Spirit parking lot at 5:00pm - Game starts at 7:00pm
Game tickets are $12.00
Add'l cost for the bus ride
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Please prayerfully consider becoming a catechist, or a catechist's assistant
for the coming fall classes.
The children benefit greatly, and we have partnered with
St John and St Joseph Parishes to give
practical and comprehensive training to all catechists - both new and experienced!
Please see Kurt Hoover at the parish offices
or email him with any questions you may have.
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Please join us as we pray "A Million Memorare"
to raise $1Million for our NEW SCHOOL
Archconfraternity of St Philomena #61 PDF Print E-mail


Holy Spirit Catholic Church Named USA Archconfraternity Center #61

Congratulations to Fr John for his efforts and devotion, and the St Philomena Prayer Group and Holy Spirit Catholic Parish and School for their prayers of devotion. Holy Spirit Catholic Church has been named Archconfraternity of St Philomena Center #61, among the international centers dedicated to St Philomena’s promotion and devotion.

The following link will take you to the Home Page of the

The Universal Archconfraternity of St Philomena

 National Center for the United States.

 There is also a World Wide Map of all the St Philomena Centers around the world. Please visit:

Click the blue box on the right for All Centers, and scrolling you'll find our information as Center #61 along with others in your area!

 If you'd like to know more about our St Philomena Story, click "Articles" from the toolbar at the top of this page and scroll down to "Fr John's Articles". You'll find  "Fr John's St Philomena Story" there.


Fr John Rocus talks with Fr Jason Kulczynski

Radio Maria

About St Philomena

Listen here:

August 9, 2013 Aim High Program


Monsignor Giovanni Braschi celebrated the

Feast of St Philomena with a procession of the Miraculous Statue of Philomena

through the streets of Mugnano del Cardinale.

"My dear members of the Family of Saint Philomena,

The grandest festivities for our Saint - the Sacrificial and Thanksgiving Walk to the Sanctuary for the battenti. These local pilgrims walk to the Sanctuary on their bare feet, and upon entering the Sanctuary they the crawl to the altar of our Saint without their feet or hands touching the church floor until they have kissed the sacred altar. This year we have a third squad. They presented some beautiful gifts of flowers and candles to our Saint.

The procession of the miraculous statue of Saint Philomena around the town of Mugnano del Cardinale was truly blessed with many spontaneous events. One could feel a very strong presence of Saint Philomena around the town today and within the church. I feel blessed to have been here to witness this annual devotion to our Dear Little Saint, Philomena."

Msgr. Braschi

Click the link below for photos of this wonderful procession for our Little Patroness!

Feast of St Philomena August 11, 2013


The Sanctuary of Saint Philomena Needs Your Support

God has allowed the Sanctuary in Mugnano del Cardinale to be safe from rain storms once again. Saint Philomena’s devotees and others who love the Sanctuary sent almost enough money to repair the dome of this beautiful example of devotion to Our Lady. The Blessed Mother’s story is painted on the wooden ceiling and the statue of Our Lady of Grace is situated above the high altar.

For thousands of devotees this is such a very special church because within it rest the sacred remains of our Dear Little Saint, Philomena. Those fortunate enough to visit soon understand the strong spiritual presence held within.

Major repair to the dome has now been completed, but the contractors finished their expert work with only our word that the final payments would be forthcoming. So we must ask once again for help. With continuous restoration required in the Sanctuary along with the monthly outlay for general upkeep we don’t have enough to add this final amount. Donations came in from those who want Saint Philomena’s resting place to remain an eternal refuge. It is our mission to see that it remains just that.

We also must protect the many wonderful artifacts: the miraculous statue of Saint Philomena; the tiles from her tomb in the catacombs of Priscilla; Ven. Pauline Jaricot’s chair – where she sat as she was miraculously cured; the altar of Saint Philomena, which broke into two pieces and was miraculously joined together; the oil lamp which burns in front the sacred body of Saint Philomena and from which many miracles have been recorded. Please be generous and support the earthly home of Saint Philomena wherein rests her sacred body.

 Fr John has posted 4 videos of his trip to the Sanctuary of St Philomena in Mugnano, Italy. 

Please click "Article" on the toolbar above, "Fr John's Articles" and "Sanctuary of St Philomena Videos". They show you a small snippet of the much needed repairs. If you'd like to donate, please visit the shrine's website  through the link below and you will find that PayPal is the easiest way to do it there! Thank you and God bless!

Shrine of St Philomena

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