April 26, 2015 - Holy Spirit Catholic Church

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Rev. Michael Mac Mahon, Pastor
883-4359
Rev. Vincent Bresowar, Associate Pastor
882-1132
Rev. Paul Choi, Administrator of the
Korean Catholic Community
690-9951
Deacon Sam Dias 715-1190
Deacon Michael Sudnik 604-3374
Deacon Larry Sisterman 881-8938
Deacon Bob Becher 479-5361
MASS SCHEDULE/HORARIO
Saturday/Sabado
Sunday/Domingo
5:00 PM
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM &
11:45 AM
WEEKDAY/DIA EN SEMANA
Mon., Tues, Wed, Thurs., Fri. @ 7:30 AM
Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes
Monday/Lunes
12:00 Noon
Tuesday/Martes
12:00 Noon
Wednesday/Miercoles
7:00 PM
Thursday/Jueves
12:00 Noon
Friday/Viernes
9:00 AM School Mass
(call the office to verify)
RECONCILIATION/CONFESIONES
Office (256)881-4781 Fax (256) 881-5510
625 Airport Road SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
E-mail: hschur [email protected] ithsv.com
Website: http://www.holyspirithsv.com
PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF/OFICINA
8:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday/Lunes-Thursday/Jueves
Friday/Viernes 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Administrative Assistant
Mar y Walker
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CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Adult Religious Ed. Tr acy Finke ext. 223 or 881-0345
Religious Education Tr acy Finke ext. 223 or 881-0345
Music Ministry
Anne Vasile 881-4781 ext. 219
Lori Lai
882-6483
KOREAN MASS
Thursday & Saturday at 9:30 AM, and
Tuesday & Friday at 7:30 PM, at the Korean Rectory
HISPANIC MINISTRY/MINISTERIO HISPANO
The Hispanic Ministry Office is located in the Parish Life Center next to
the Nursery. It is open Monday through Friday 10:30am to 3:00 pm.
256-881-2211 or [email protected]
Hispanic Community Mass
Sundays 2:00 PM
Children/Adult Catechism
Sundays 10:15-11:30 AM
Baptismal Preparation Classes First Sunday of the Month
4:00 PM Multipurpose Room
Nuestra Comunidad Hispana celebra la Santa Misa todos los Domingos a las 2:00 pm. Ninos/Adultos Catecismo cada domingo a las
10:15 am y Clases Bautismo de preparacion son los primeros domingos del mes a las 4 de la tarde en el salon junto a la oficina.
4:00-4:45 PM Saturday & by appointment.
HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE
6:30 AM, 9:00 AM , 12:00 Noon & 6:00 PM
BULLETIN NOTICES
Send Bulletin Notices to
[email protected] (subject to approval)
Deadline for notices Tuesday at Noon.
BOOKSTORE HOURS
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
HOLY SPIRIT REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Terrance Golden, Principal 881-4852 ext. 103
SAINT JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Vince Aquila, Principal 430-1760 ext. 101
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April 26, 2015
Rest in Peace!
WELCOME!...
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH...
...invites everyone to “...full, conscious, and active participation” in the sacred liturgy. We hope you will join us
in lifting our hearts and voices to God!
Mass Intentions
THE VESTIBULE...
...is the place for meeting old friends and greeting visitors! Reverence and quiet are expected in the church!
Please turn off cell phones and beepers.
April 27 ~ May 3, 2015
Monday
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM
7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
11:45 AM
AT HOLY COMMUNION…
… it is appropriate to make a sign of reverence, a bow or
a genuflection, before you receive Communion. To maintain the flow of the Communion procession, please make
the sign of reverence while the person in front of you receives Communion. If you choose to receive Holy Communion in your hand, please do not reach for the host, but
present your palm, flat out and high enough to receive
Communion. Intinction is not permitted.
INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND CHILDREN…
...are welcome at Mass. Anytime they become restless
you may take them to the nursery. Our infant and toddler
nurseries are open during the 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM
Masses for children 6 mos.-4 years.
† Maria Le Huynh Giao
† Bonnie Tillman
† Peter & Eileen Toland
The Mayhan Family
† Edward Hodges
† Doyce Mitchell
† Kenny Whittman
† Janet Lorentz
† Paul & Theresa Choe
† Mary Butera
† Keavy Nenninger
Parishioners
† John Gan
† John Butera
Hospital Care: If you or a member of your family ar e sick
or in the hospital and need Deacon Mike Sudnik, please call
him at 604-3374. If you need a Priest, you may call Fr. Mike
at 883-4359 or Fr. Vincent Bresowar at 882-1132, day or night.
INFORMATION…
...please take a bulletin as you leave church. In it you will
find all the information you need to be an active Catholic
at Holy Spirit Catholic Church…
AGAIN WELCOME!...
Sue Ellen Adams
Willie Albanes
Stephanie Anderson
Pat Andreoni
Christine Baker
Nancy Bertrand
Terri Bianca
Zachary Brogdon
Rebecca Brunty
Shea Butler
Doris Cassedy
D. James Chambers
Cathleen Chappell
Lisa Citrano
Sam Citrano
Mabel Clemons
Shirl Cola
Brent Crow
Pris Dance
Bulletin available on the web at holyspirithsv.com
PLEASE JOIN US! If you attend Holy Spirit
Church on a regular basis and have not registered
with the Parish, we invite you to do so. Complete
the following information and drop it in the offertory basket and someone will contact you to help
with the registration.
If you have moved or changed phone numbers,
please let us know!
NAME_____________________________
Brenda David
Wood DeLeuil
Greg Denton
Jean Duhon
Maria Drejewski
Brian Duerr
Elaine Ellingsen
DAYTIME PHONE__________________
LECTORS April 25-26
5:00p H. Jenrath (OT) — RJ Sollohub (NT)
7:30a O. Fadul (OT) — E. Phillips (NT)
9:00a C. Turner (OT) — B. Butler (NT)
11:45a M. Kennedy (OT) — D. Kirkwood (NT)
LECTORS May 2-3
5:00p K. Lozen (OT) — P. Krakus (NT)
7:30a G. Holland (OT) — M. Holland (NT)
9:00a B. McCoy (OT) — E. Sanders (NT)
11:45a V. Pape (OT) — M. Potthoff (NT)
Leslie Enright
Wil Etbauer
Joyce Fontenot
Martha Gould
Amos Green
Beverly Guest
Joan Hart
Isidro Hermosillo
Alan Himbaugh
Katie Hunt
Beverly Hunter
Holly (Rebman)Johnson
Joanna Johnson
August Jones
Colleen Kleiber
Moonyean Klueger
Rita & Ken Knowles
Milly Kuszynski
Suzanne Lancaster
Vince Lanzillo
Carey Link
Bill Lorson
Mark Magnet
Caitlyn Man
Christian Manley
Barbara Marfenski
Patricia Morea
Rebecca Morgan
Kathryn Neill
Estelle Owen
Bernie Parr
Elizabeth Restey
Braelyn Richardson
Patrick Riley
Hazel Rogers
Margaret Roth
Barbara Rowley
Katie Ofenloch Sanders
Mark Schmidt
Tonya Seabrooke
Bob Seguin
Nancy Seguin
Rosemarie Smith
Skip Songy
Bernie Stein
Virginia Stitt
Sr. Mary Lou Talmon
Ronnie Terry
J.D. Tillman
Catherina Tjitra
Rose Marie Tolley
Kristin Etbauer Wiener
Michael Wilks
Ellie Yancey
Vanessa Young
May 2 —Altar Duty
Maria Markwalter & Peggy Gunter
Purificator Laundering
April 26 — Dee Pace
May 3 — Lorraine Burge
May 10 — Jeanne King
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Our Week In Review
Monday
April 27
Tuesday
April 28
Wednesday
April 29
Thursday
April 30
Friday
May 1
Saturday
May 2
Sunday
May 3
Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Nine First Fridays
Our First Friday Devotion
continues this Friday, May 1:
10:30 AM—Reconciliation
11:30 AM —Mass of the Sacred Heart
A hot lunch will be provided after
1:00 PM—Activity planned
Anyone of any age who wishes to attend part or all
of our devotion to the Sacred Heart is very welcome.
St. Vincent dePaul Mtg. 9:30a LIB
Pastor al Council 6:30p
Cenacle Rosar y 9:00a LIB
St. VdeP Mtg. 7:00p MP
First Friday Devotion 11:30 Mass
10:30 Confessions
Spanish 1st Communion 11:00
New Parishioners
NO Coffee and Donuts
Last Rel. Ed. Classes
Youth Groups
1st Communion 4:30
Javier & Maricela Hernandez-Garcia
Luisa, Jennifer, Brianna
2140 Atkins Dr. 35810
Seth Runion
9535 Hemlock Dr. 35803
Our Parish News
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !!
My family and I want to express our thanks
for all the Masses, prayers, food and condolences that were sent and expressed on the
recent death of my son Douglas. It was a
tremendous expression of love, caring and
concern. A special thank you to all who made
the trip to Nashville to attend the funeral. Thank you
from all of us, the Jenrath family, Hugo and David
Jenrath, Cathy and Scott Yarbrough and Courtney
Jenrath and children.
Gregorio & Gloria Xancopinca-Gutierrez
Yaritza, Odalys
3500 Flamingo Rd. 35805
Baptisms
Adeline Katherine Butler, daughter of
Jennifer & Blake Butler
John Matthew Campbell, son of
Rebecca Wells & Matthew Campbell
Come Take a Class with the Our New Catholic
Parishioners:
The group of people who just became Catholic at
the Easter Vigil would like to continue learning together through the summer. So we are offering a 10
week class entitled, “Catholicism 101” that will
begin in mid-May and continue until mid-July
(Specific dates coming soon). We are opening up
this class to all parishioners who would also like to
learn and would like to meet and get to know our
new Catholic Parishioners from the RCIA Class.
We plan to meet on Wednesday evenings at 5:30
pm. Class will end by 7:00 pm for those who would
like to attend Mass. If you are interested in taking
this class with us please contact Tracy Finke:
[email protected] 256-881-0345.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel
The following hours are open:
Monday 2:00 AM
For more information, to schedule an hour, or to
obtain the keypad code for late night/early morning
entry, contact one of the following Chapel Committee members: Bob Dineen, 256-880-0221,
Pete Robert, 256-882-0033,
Malen Colberg, (Spanish) 256-650-5194 or
Maritza Holland (Spanish) 808-551-2901.
The Holy Spirit Youth are collecting travelsized personal hygiene products for the
homeless of our community. Collection
baskets have been placed in the vestibule of
the Church. Please do not donate products
containing alcohol (mouthwash, hand sanitizer, etc.).
Thank you for your support!
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Church Finance Report
$1,188,614
42,852
$1,231,466
Income
Development Fund Donations
Expenses
In deep appreciation for the pastoral care and the
ministry of our Catholic Clergy and Religious to the
Catholic Parishes and Catholic Community of Northern Alabama, the Councils and Assemblies of the
Knights of Columbus of Northern Alabama are
hosting an appreciation dinner:
$138,812
$1,345,061
Envelope packets mailed in March
Total cost for packets - YTD
Average cost for each envelope = 8 cents
Please use your envelopes
$1,154
$5,730
Friday, May 15, 2015
6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Parish Life Center
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
625 Airport Road
Huntsville, AL 35802
St. Vincent De Paul Society
FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED! Please help
with the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Certain
items are low or no longer available to give to our
clients. Foods needed now: canned fruit, jelly,
canned peas, corn, and green beans.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be paid at the
door, or you can reserve your place by filling out the
registration form at:
http://holyspirithsv.com/?page_id=3801
A Mighty Fortress of Faith
A History of St. Mary of the Visitation Church
This book, commemorating and celebrating 150
years of the first Catholic Church in
,
is presented in four parts - each a snapshot of a distinct period in the development of the church:
Part 1: Beginnings of the Church
Part 2: Newspaper Articles 1869-1919
Part 3: Family histories
Part 4: Assorted articles and other parish stories
Hardbound, illustrated, and more than 400 pages
Reduced to $50 - Available in our Bookstore
Our Lady of Fatima
Healing Service & Candlelight Procession
Wednesday, May 13 - 7pm
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville
Join us as we honor Our Blessed Mother and ask her
intercession for the healing of our bodies and souls.
A replica of the original miraculous Grotto in
Lourdes, France was dedicated here at the Shrine in
Hanceville in 2008 (the 150th Anniversary of the
apparitions of Our Lady to St. Bernadette). A stone
from the original Grotto in France has been mounted in the Shrine Grotto for the veneration of the
faithful. The Grotto is handicap accessible and
wheelchairs are available, if needed. A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Lourdes Grotto here by fulfilling the
usual norms and conditions.
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Troop AL7361
EXPERIENCING grief, hospitalization, relocation, loneliness, job loss, cancer, financial stress, disability, difficult pregnancy, long-term illness…?
Need the listening ear of someone who will keep
your story in confidence and pray with and for you?
If so, call for a Stephen Minister today by
contacting Kathy Heckman (256-489-7389) or
Carolyn Brunty (256-683-7015). You will be paired
with a Stephen Minister of the same gender who will
meet with you weekly until your situation improves.
“Bear one another’s burdens and in this way you
will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal 6:2)
AHG Mission
“Building women of integrity through service to God,
family, community, and country”
American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered
character development scouting program for girls
ages 5 - 18. Our troop, AL7361, meets on
Sunday afternoons twice a month.
For more information:
[email protected] | http://www.ahg-al7361.org
http://www.ahgonline.org
The next HAPC School of Applied Ministry class
will be "The Spiritual Care of the Aging and Their
Care Givers," Tues., May 5, 6:00-9:00 pm (supper
and registration at 5:30), Community Room, First
Baptist Church, 600 Governors' Dr. Presenters will
be Dr. Edith Fraser, Retired Professor of Social
Work, A & M University and currently Adjunct Professor of Social Work for Oakwood University; and
the Rev. Traci Loveman, Chaplain, Amedysis Hospice. CEU's will be available for nurses and social
workers. There is no fee for members of Holy Spirit
Church. To register or for more information: [email protected]tmail.com or 256 883-6539.
“The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make
ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of
the Scout Oath and Law.”
Cub Scout Pack 361
Cub Scouting is for boys in the 1st – 5th grades,
or 7 to 10 years of age.
Meets every 1st Tuesday evening at 6:30pm
Holy Spirit School Auditorium
http://hspack361.com/
POC Mar y Zur insky, Cubmaster (256)-698-5141
[email protected]
"Life after Loss: A Journey to Healing"!
Brookdale Place Jones Farm, First United Methodist
Church, Hospice of North Alabama and Laughlin
Funeral Service are pleased to announce a new six
week grief support group "Life after Loss: A Journey
to Healing"! The group will meet on Thursdays, 3:00
-4:00 pm, until May 28. in the third floor Game
Room of Brookdale Place Jones Farm, 2815 Carl T.
Jones Dr. SE. It is open to the entire Huntsville community at no charge. The facilitator will be The Rev.
Carl Malm of The Center for Loss, Grief and
Change. Reservations are requested but not required.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to make a reservation, please phone Jana
Seikel at Brookdale Place, 256 881-6111 or Rev.
Malm at 256 883-6539.
Women’s Health Expo
The apostolate, Catholic Women of the Diocese of
Birmingham is excited to announce the first annual
Women’s Expo set for Saturday, May 2nd at St.
John Paul II High School and May 30th at Our Lady
of the Valley in Birmingham. The event times at
both locations will be 8 am - 4 pm with an admission
fee of $10. Keynote speakers for each location are
Ellen Edmonds (soul), Sharon Lovoy (mind), and
Jennifer Geist (body). For more information, see our
website: www.bhmcatholicwomen.com or contact
Charlotte Ayo (205)838-8300 or email address:
[email protected]
Franciscan Priests
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Religious Education
Youth Activity
Tracy Finke 881-0345
Lori Lai 256-882-6483
[email protected]
Website: http://holyspirithsv.com/?page_id=2578
Middle School (6-8th grade): Sundays 4-5:30 PM
First Communion Practice:
First Communion Practice is set for Friday, May 1st
at 3:15 pm. If your child attends Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School, he or she will be brought over to
the Parish Hall by our second grade teachers. If your
child attends public school or is homeschooled,
please drop your child off at the Parish Hall at 3:15
pm. Also please turn in all First Communion Banners at that time. Make sure that your child’s name is
on the back of the banner. Parents, please arrive to
the church at 4:30 pm. We will finish up practice
around 4:45 pm, have a few announcements, and
send you on your way.
High School (9-12th grade):
following the 11:45 am Mass, from 1 pm to 3pm.
Wednesday thru Friday, 3-6:00 PM
Youth Room Open to 9th thru 12 graders.
Come study or just hang out!
May 9 - End of Year Dance Party
Set up and decorate for Baccalaureate
First Communion:
First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 3rd
at 4:30 pm. All children need to arrive to the Parish
Hall by 4:00 pm. Individual pictures will be taken in
the church by the Tabernacle starting at 3:00 pm.
June 14-18 - High School Work Camp
July 10-12 - Steubenville Atlanta
(Final Payment is due!!)
Vacation Bible School:
Vacation Bible School will take place the Week of
June 8th through the 12th from 9 am until noon. Our
theme this year is “Everest.” Registration Forms are
available in the vestibule of the church, the church
office, and the school office. You may also access
Registration Forms online at
www.holyspirithsv.com. Vacation Bible School is
open to children ages 3 ½ through ending 5th graders.
We can accept Registration Forms for the first 200
children who register. If your child
needs to be placed in the same
group with another child, please
indicate this on the form.
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
May 16 & 17 -Volunteers are needed for the Baccalaureate Luncheon. To volunteer please contact
Julie Kellogg or Lori Lai.
June 14 thru 18 - High School Work Camp
Youth Mass Dates thru May 2015:
Sunday 11:45 AM Mass:
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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If you are interested in becoming Catholic
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please contact the Office of Religious EdA
ucation and speak with Tracy Finke our
Director 256-881-0345 or
[email protected]
Did you find the needle?
April 19 - pg. 9, at the top of the stained-glass
window on the right
Somewhere in this Bulletin a needle is hiding.
See if you can find it!
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COMMUNITY NEWS
Holy Spirit Regional
Catholic School
256-881-4852
Holy Family Regional School, 4k-8th grade
A dynamic, Christ-centered leader is needed to serve
as principal at Holy Family Regional School in
Huntsville, AL. Candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
A National BLUE RIBBON School Winner 2013!
Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School
Are you interested or have questions about a Catholic Education for your child(ren)? We would love to
show you our 2013 National Blue Ribbon School
based on our overall academic excellence by the
Department of Education. We have limited spaces
for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Please give
us a call to inquire at 256-881-4852.
Holy Family Regional School is seeking an exper ienced, part -time Middle School Social Studies
teacher for the 2015/16 school year. The candidate
should hold a valid Alabama teacher certification or
be able to apply for one immediately. Please send a
letter of inquiry and a resume to Patricia Kuhn, Principal, Holy Family Regional School at
[email protected]
4yr old PreK
Are you or anyone you know interested in our 4yr
old PreK program? We still have limited spaces for
the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Please give us a
call and we would love to show you their dynamic
world! Mrs. William’s class ROCKS!!!! Please call
256-881-4852 to inquire.
Expecting or recently had a baby?
Natural Family Planning is still effective postpartum! The Couple to Couple League (CCL) will offer
a postpartum NFP class on May 7, 2015 at 5:15pm at
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison in
the All-purpose Room. Register online at
www.ccli.org. For more information, contact Chris
& Alison Protz, CCL Teaching Couple, at [email protected] or 256-520-3874.
Scholarship for Kids
It is time to submit applications for Scholarship for
Kids under the Alabama Accountability Act. If you
would like to know a little more about the guide
lines on how it works to apply please give me a call
at 256-881-4852. There is a limited time frame to
submit an application and supporting documents.
Thank you, Mrs. Salvo.
Catholic Cruise to Alaska
Come and sail away on a 7-night Catholic Alaska
Cruise with Fr. John Soltis, September 12-19th on
Holland America Westerdam out of Seattle, WA.
Ports of Call: Juneau; Glacier Bay; Sitka; Ketchikan;
Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, WA. Prices
begin at $2316 for two passengers which includes all
port fees and taxes. Daily Mass offered. Deposits of
only $350/person will reserve your cabin. For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860
-399-1785 [email protected]
Volleyball Coach
Holy Spirit is looking for a Volleyball Coach who
can keep our Middle School (7th and 8th grade)
girls’ Team competitive! If you are interested in
learning more, please contact Coach Mumaugh at
[email protected], 256-503-9486, or at the
school.
Saint John Paul II Catholic
High School
256-430-1760
www.jp2falcons.org
Contact Mrs. Kathleen Tetzlaff, Admissions Dir., to
schedule a tour. www.jp2falcons.org/admissions
Holy Spirit Church
EMAIL UPDATES PLEASE!!!
Have you changed your email or carrier?
Please keep us updated so you can receive
important notices!!!
St. John Paul II Catholic High School is offering a
series of Summer Camps in June and July. This is
an opportunity for area elementary and middle
schoolers to either discover, or develop, their Godgiven talents. Check out the list at the school website.
Please email [email protected], with your
name and email address, so our database can be kept
current. It would only take a moment—we would
NEVER share the information and would only use
email to notify you of something important.
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On the way… Brand new Lighthouse CD’s to replenish our supply. We even
have CD’s to for you children to enjoy! Check out the new titles below!
CD’s for Children:
CD’s For Adults:
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CD’s for Teens and Young Adults:
We have much, much more to offer you! Fall in love with your Catholic Faith
with Lighthouse Catholic Books, Booklets and CDs!
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Invest just five minutes a day, and your faith
will deepen and grow—a day at a time.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER; WORLD DAY OF
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Evoke a vocation
When we pray for “vocations” we still seem to
mean a call to religious life or to ministry. We don’t pray
for an increase in vocations to married life (though praying for thoughtful and faith-filled marriages is not a bad
thing at all!). Are we praying that God will persuade people (other people!) to take up church ministry? Does not
God already love the church and each person more than
we can ask or imagine? What then do we pray for on Vocation Sunday? Such a day should wake us up, not God,
so that we recognize how much we care for the church
and how much we make inviting women and men to ministry a priority in our parish.TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 4:812; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 (50). “I am the good
shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.”
MONDAY, APRIL 27
EASTER WEEKDAY
You’re part of the fold
The Bible has many references to shepherds and sheepfolds, a stone wall enclosure, sometimes with thorn bushes on top, that kept animals of prey at bay. When Jesus
said he was their shepherd, his listeners would have understood the lengths to which he had gone for them because in ancient times the shepherd slept outside, at the
gate of the sheepfold, to make sure the sheep stayed
safe. Jesus is willing to do anything to save us. Be grateful to be in the fold, and listen for his voice!TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 11:1-18; John 10:1-10 (279). “Whoever enters
through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.”
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
FEAST OF PETER CHANEL, PRIEST, RELIGIOUS, MISSIONARY,
sion in life. “Hatred deprives us of divine charity,” she declared. “How stupidly blind not to see that with the sword
of hatred for our neighbors we are killing ourselves!” In
every conflict, seek reconciliation and peace.
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 12:24-13:5a; John 12:44-50
(281). “I did not come to condemn the world but to save
the world.”
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
MEMORIAL OF PIUS V, POPE, RELIGIOUS
Core of your being
Everyone wears a variety of hats in life—parent, child,
spouse, friend, student, accountant, doctor, nun—many
important roles that define, in part, identity. Saint Pius V
had one very defining role indeed—that of pope, in the
16th century. But beneath his papal vestments, he always
had on the simple robes of his Dominican order to remind
himself, with humility, of who he was first and foremost.
No matter what parts you play, no matter how much you
get caught up in them, underneath it all you are in essence, like everyone else, a beloved child of God.TODAY’S
READINGS: Acts 13:13-25; John 13:16-20 (282). “Amen,
amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master
nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him.”
FRIDAY, M AY 1
FEAST OF JOSEPH THE WORKER; EASTER WEEKDAY
We celebrate the work of our hands
Is work a sacrament? We might laugh at the idea: “Not
where I work, it isn’t!” But if a sacrament is a common
thing that contains and reveals a sacred reality—like
bread, wine, oil, water, promises, touch—then what we
produce has the potential to be sacramental. Think of
home-cooked meals that knit families together around a
common table. Think of creative collaborations in the
classroom or boardroom that bring new understanding or
new possibilities to life. Fidelity, mentorship, shared burdens, release from judgment: These things make a sacrament of every hour that contains them.TODAY’S READINGS:
Genesis 1:26-2:3 or Colossians 3:14-15, 17, 23-24; Matthew 13:54-58 (559) or Acts 13:26-33; John 14:1-6 (283).
“Over all these things put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.”
SATURDAY, M AY 2
FEAST OF ATHANASIUS, BISHOP, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
Stay the course
Discouraged when you encounter an obstacle or face a
setback to your best-laid plans? Consider Athanasius,
archbishop of Alexandria for 45 years. Forced into exile
five (yes, five) different times by four different Roman emperors, he spent a total of 17 years away from his important post. Yet he kept coming back, and coming back,
outlasting an empire and completing work of transcendent
importance. We owe no less a doctrine than the Holy
Trinity to his persistence. So think of Athanasius when
you need to put your own setbacks in perspective—and
while you’re at it, thank the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit for his example!
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 13:44-52; John 14:7-14 (284).
“Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and
will do greater ones than these.”
MARTYR
Gentle strength
Peter Chanel, who was martyred in 1841 at the tender
age of 33, was one of the original members of the Society
of Mary, commonly known as Marists. Today the society
consists of “men and women who strive to live the gospel
the way Mary lived … . We gather into religious congregations and lay movements” that believe “true strength is
found in gentleness ... . Like Mary, we too can hear the
gentle rhythms of the grace of God in our lives by making
our own her manner of thinking, judging, feeling, and acting.” Listen to Mary and you, too, can be guided by her
gentleness and grace. The world needs more of this kind
of strength!TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 11:19-26; John 10:2230 (280). “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and
they follow me.”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
FEAST OF CATHERINE OF SIENA, VIRGIN, DOCTOR OF THE
CHURCH
Peace is the way through
Here’s a new definition of crazy-busy: the saint who dies
of exhaustion at age 33. Catherine started having visions
at 7 and joined the Tertiary Dominicans at 13, not wasting
any time in the realm of holy living. By 29 she served as
the pope’s mediator, with reconciliation of conflict her mis-
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MARRIAGE
Arrangements for weddings must be made six
months in advance with our priests. A Marriage
Preparation Class is required.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
If you are ill and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick and/or the Eucharist please contact
the parish office to make arrangements.
Contact parish office prior to hospitalization,
surgery or during illness.
Baptism Preparation Class
For parents and godparents, June 10—7:00 PM in
the Multi Purpose Room of the Parish Life Center.
Please call the parish office to make a reservation so
we can plan for you! 256-881-4781 “0”
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #764
Grand Knight
Deputy Grand Knight
Brian Lagasse
Tim Karigan
650-5515
883-4325
Parish Ministries & Contact Persons
ADMINISTRATIVE
Adopt-A-Plot
Communications
Data Entry
Money Counters
Pastoral Council
Print Shop & Mailing
Wedding Coordinator
Ava Joly
Michael Rafferty
Joe Hodges
Pat Carrigan
Jon Hollihan
Hugo Jenrath
883-0016
539-2165
880-0211
882-1911
882-2666
881-4781
Beginning Experience
Voice Mail 837-8375
Catholic Family Services
1010 Church Street
536-0073
Catholic Women of the Diocese of Birmingham
Carol Chapuran
882-0655
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Christina Spradlin
698-8679
Cursillo in Christianity
Bob McCoy
532-1991
Interfaith Mission Service
Ken Knowles
533-5913
KAIROS Prison Ministry
Deacon Sam Dias
715-1190
Knights of Columbus #764
http:/www.kofc764.com
Ladies’ Auxiliary #764
Cindy Adams
682-7508
Meals on Wheels
Jonathan Duerr
489-9469
Our Lady’s Prayer Group
Debbie Cvitan
881-3874
Pro-Life
Gisela Dyer
885-1786
Adult Education & Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Faith Formation - Ages 3 thru grade 12
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Focus
Kyle Becher
ext. 220 881-4781
Vacation Bible School
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Hispanic Ministry Coordinator Maria Jose Bonilla 881-4781 ext. 225
Secretary
Martha Barragan
881-2211
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Haiti Parish Twinning Program
Bob McCoy
Habitat for Humanity
Marianne Higgins
MUSIC
Anne Vasile
ext. 219 881-4781
Dr. Rebecca Whited 1-256-620-7925
[email protected]
Joni Boulet
519-2993
Anne Vasile
ext. 219 881-4781
Altar Servers
Eucharistic Ministers
Lectors
Altar Linens
Sacristans
468-2754
828-2548
881-0345
882-0888
883-0835
882-3414
880-9765
YOUTH
Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
American Heritage Girls
Youth Ministry
HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
Fr. Michael Mac Mahon
Fr. Vincent Bresowar
Anne Vasile
Tracy Finke
Religious Ed (School)
216
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219
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249
532-1991
653-1843
Ministry to the Sick and Homebound
Michael Sudnik
604-3374
[email protected]
Society of St.Vincent DePaul Jason Poyer
881-1526
Stephen Ministry
Lee or Kathy Heckman
489-7389
Carolyn Brunty
683-7015
LITURGY
Heather Dixson
Michelle Vandergrift
Tracy Finke
Lynne Greco
Vicki Pape
Connie Beveridge
Pat Osborn
881-4781
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
HISPANIC OFFICE
Altar Guild
ext. 0
Bookstore
Jeanne King
881-1385
Holy Spirit Travel Club
Sandy Wells
ext. 3661 880-9140
Hospitality Committee
Debra Kibler
714-3468
Nursery
Beth Jerman
270-4645
Parish Life Center Library Dexter Nilsson
881-6366
Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist
Bob Dineen
880-0221
Pete Robert
882-0033
Malen Colberg (Spanish)
650-5194
Maritza Holland(Spanish) 808-551-2901
Jason Poyer
881-1526
Widowed Group
Hugo Jenrath
682-1694
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Ann Digesu
881-0863
Pat Scroggins
881-9228
COMMUNITY
Adult Choirs
St. Cecilia Choir and
St. Gregory Youth Choir
St. Nicholas Choir
Youth Mass Ensemble
Mary Walker
PARISH LIFE
Deacon Mike Sudnik
Kyle Becher
Judy Rebman
Hugo Jenrath
Disaster Relief
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Pat Tobbe
Mary Zurinsky
Anella Brolliar
Lori Lai
883-9045
698-5141
[email protected]
882-6483
881-4781 + extension
Nursery
Bookstore
Martha Barragan
Maria Jose Bonilla
Julie Kellogg
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