Christ is Risen! - Holy Ghost Catholic Church

Rev. William Hembrow (office)
Holy Ghost School
St. Francis School
Church Office Hours:
Mon- Wed, and Fri: 8:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Church E-mail: [email protected]
Church Website:
Rite of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 4:30p.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Weddings: Plans are to be made by appointment
with the parish priest
Eucharist Adoration:
May 6, 2015, in Holy Ghost Church 9am-3pm
Mon., April 6th 8:30am:
No Mass
Tues., April 7th 8:30am: Communion
Wed., April 8th 8:30am:
Thursday, April 9th 8:15am: Only
Friday, April 10th 8:30am: Mon-Fri
Saturday, April 11th 5:30pm: Shirley Speight
Sunday, April 12th 8:00am: Joe and Mary Heitzig
10:00am: Lauren Jane Strebel
11:15am: Brian Kuebrich
Sunday. March 29th 9am: Jerry Blumenberg
Contribution Reports:
Holy Ghost: Env: $7,641.00, Loose: $1,439.45,
School: $315.00, Imp. Fund: $770.00, Easter Flowers:
$45.00, Total: $10,210.45
E-giving: Offering: $215.00, Total: $215.00
St. Mary's: Envelopes: $1,524.00, Loose: $285.50,
C. Charities: $20.00, Total: $1,829.50
Marriage Congratulations:
Jarrod Fraizer and Ashleigh Tepen
Madison County Catholic Charities: is hosting its
15th annual dinner/dance fundraiser "Help On The
Move" on Sat., April 11, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in
Alton, 6pm to 11pm. Additionally, MCCC is
conducting its $10,000 raffle in conjunction with its
annual fundraiser. Tickets are $30/person which
includes dinner, beer/wine/soda, and dancing to
Marcel Strong and the Apostles. Raffle tickets are $25
each. Dinner & raffle tickets are available call: Andy
Macias 498-6044 or e-mail: [email protected] See for more info.
Altar Society: The Altar Society will meet on
Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00pm, in the rectory. The
discussion for the evening: Altar of roses, quilt raffle,
and flea market.
Marquette News: Marquette Catholic High School
will play Hillsboro, MO on Sat, April 18th following
the Cardinals vs. Reds game at 1:15. Get your tickets
and come cheer on the Cards and Marquette! Tickets
are $25/each and can be purchased in the
Development Office. Please contact Mary Hough at
463-0585 with any questions.
Catholic Radio: 95.9 FM WOLG, Catholic Radio.
Programming includes daily Holy Mass, the Rosary,
and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. For a program
schedule and a free CD, please call toll-free 1-877305-1234.
E-cycling fundraising: Carlinville, Catholic
Charities, will be having an E-cycling fundraising
event on Sat, April 25, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Virden, IL from 9am-12pm. CJD E-cycling
gives people a way to dispose of their electronics
appropriately. For info on what will be accepted and
what will not, please visit For questions regarding
the event please contact the Catholic Charities office,
Carlinville at 217-854-4511
Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s): register today for
a life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat at King’s
House Retreat Center, Belleville, IL (20 min from
downtown St. Louis, MO), on April 17-19, 2015. Cost
is just $185 for meals and a single room. Call (312)
532-8286, e-mail [email protected], or visit for details.
Attention Graduates: Please contact Kevin
McNicholas, 535-5494 with Holy Ghost to get signed
up with Newman Connection’s High School Outreach
Program. The Program keeps high school and college
students connected to Catholic campus ministry. The
Campus Minister can then reach out to the student
prior their arrival on campus. This effort has shown
great success. We are keeping students connected to
the Catholic Church using technology & social media.
Census Forms: Holy Ghost and St. Mary’s goal is to
have a census form on each family of the parish. So
far, census response has been good. St. Mary’s has an
80% return, Holy Ghost 65% return. Special attention
is placed on the 8 census forms from families with
kids in our school still out. Not having a form turned
in will result in “non-parishioner” status with the
coming school year. FYI All parish families with
children in our school receive envelopes. Please make
every effort to get a form turned in. This office will be
conducting phone calls and resending forms through
mailing, to achieve a 100% response to the census.
Please call this office if you need a form or need to
make changes. Thank you so much for your
cooperation! 498-3416
Upcoming Events:
April: Parish Census Calls
April 11, 6pm-11pm: Catholic Charities dinner/dance
April 11 5p-8p: Child Cancer Pasta Party
April 14 7:00pm: Altar Society Meeting
April 15, 11am-1pm: St. Ambrose Salad Luncheon
April 16, 6pm-7pm: SF/HG Pre-School Registration
April 17-19: Singles REFLECT, King’s House
April 18: Marquette at Busch Stadium
April 24-26: Marriage Encounter
April 25, 9am-12pm: E-cycling, Sacred Heart, Virden
April 26: Father Hembrow’s Birthday
April 26, 2pm: Holy Ghost 1st Communion
Christ is Risen!