March 29, 2015 - Holy Spirit Catholic Church

March 29, 2015
Parish Staff
Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh, Pastor
[email protected]
Mrs. Joyce Danovi, Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Petra Baker, DRE/Bookkeeper
[email protected]
Mr. Hugh Riley, Maintenance
Mr. Roger Ely & Mr. Chris Riley, Music
Office Hours
Monday—Thursday 8AM—2:30PM
478-788-6386 or 478-788-9820
Parish Council Officers
Mike Liotta, Chair
Sandy Union, Vice Chair
Carl Flair, Finance Director
We extend a warm welcome to all who are visiting or are
new to the area. If you attend Holy Spirit regularly and
consider this your parish; please register using the green
registration form available in the narthex and in the church
office. If you would like one sent to you please call Joyce in
the office at 478.788.9820.
Mass Schedule
Adoration & Rosary
One Hour Before All Masses
9 a.m.
First Friday
9 a.m.
Saturday Vigil
6 p.m.
Sunday Mass
10 a.m.
Holy Days
9 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Nursery available during Sunday Mass
Saturday 5-5:45 p.m.
Or By Appointment
Family Advancement Ministry
St. Vincent de Paul
(478) 745-7000
CCW Gift Shop
Open Sunday after Mass
and during office hours
Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts
of Your faithful and kindle in
us the fire of Your Love. Send
forth Your Spirit and we shall
be created and You shall
renew the face of the earth.
On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12th, we celebrate the
unending mercy of Jesus Christ as written in the revelations
of St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), an uneducated Polish
nun. The message is nothing new, but is a reminder of what
the Church has always taught through Sacred Scripture and
Tradition: that God is merciful and forgiving, and that we,
too, must show mercy and forgiveness.
The Macon parishes of Holy Spirit,
St. Joseph, and St. Peter Claver will
have a joint celebration of Divine Mercy
Sunday at St. Joseph on Poplar St in
Macon, beginning at 1:15 p.m. on
Sunday, April 12th with the Sacrament
of Reconciliation followed by the Divine
Mercy Chaplet. “Blessed are the
merciful, for they will be shown
mercy.” Mt. 5:7
If you have had any changes in your family please take time to update our
parish records; if you’ve moved or changed your phone number, your email, or
if you’ve gotten married or had a baby or any other change, please notify the
office at 478.788.9820. If you consider Holy Spirit Catholic Church to be your
church home, and you are not registered please fill out a green registration
form, located on the tables in the narthex, and drop it in the collection basket.
This is the holiest and most important week in our entire Catholic liturgical year. Please make every
effort to attend as many of the various services and spiritual opportunities as you can. Your soul
will thank you! We will have our regular Daily Mass at 9AM on Monday and Tuesday, and a
Communion Service on Wednesday morning at 9AM.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
Palm Sunday Vigil Mass at 6PM Saturday and Sunday morning Mass at 10AM.
Bishop Hartmayer invites all parishioners to join him and the priests of the Diocese of Savannah for
the Chrism Mass and Renewal of Priest’s Vows. This will take place at the Cathedral of St. John the
Baptist in Savannah, at 7p.m.
There will be a Communion Service at 9AM.
Holy Thursday’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7PM. Immediately following Mass there will
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight. Please sign up for thirty minutes or one hour
of prayer and adoration with God.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross will begin at noon. Veneration of the Cross will be at 7 p.m.
Mass can not be celebrated on Good Friday any where in the world.
The Easter Vigil Mass, the pinnacle of our entire church year, will begin at 8PM. All parishioners are
encouraged to attend this very special Mass. It truly is the high point of our beautiful Roman
Catholic liturgies. No confessions this evening.
We will celebrate Easter Sunday Mass at 10AM followed by an Easter Egg Hunt behind the C.C.D.
Building for our parish children who are 10 years old or younger!
Our parish, once a year on Good Friday, is called on to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many Christians in the
Holy Land depend on the collection for their lives. Franciscans and others in the Holy Land are housing and feeding
the poor, providing religious formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral
ministry. For more information, visit The Good Friday Collection is requested by the
Holy Father.
Please be as generous as your abundance allows.
Weekly Financial Update
8 pm
10 am
Sr. Catherine
J. Gray
A. Chesnut
M. Danovi
J. Danovi
Sr. Joan
J. Nicklas
K. White
Annual Budget
$ 285,000.00
(Average Weekly Offertory Last Year $
C. Tidwell
J. Gutierrez
W. Volinsky
N. Riley
D. Schnurr
J. Rosenhagen
B. Siebenmorgan
F. Beni
Daily Readings
Mon 3/30 Is 42:1-7; Ps 27:1-3,13-14; Jn 12:1-11
Tue 3/31 Is 49:1-6; Ps 71:1-6, 15,17; Jn 13:21-33,36-38
Wed 4/1
Is 50:4-9; Ps 69:8-10, 21-22,31,33-34; Mt 26:14-25
Thu 4/2
Ex 12:1-8,11-14; Ps 116:12-13,15-18;
1Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15
Is 52:13—53:12; Ps 331:2,6,12-13,15-17,25;
Heb 4:14-16 & 5:7-9; Jn 18:1—19:42
Gn 1:1—2:2; Ps 104:1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35; 55:1-11;
Bar 3:9-15,32—4:4; Ps 19:8-11; Ez 36:16-28;
Ps 42:3,5,&43:3-4; Is 12:2-6; Rom 6:3-11;
Ps 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Mk 16:1-7
Acts 10:5,37-43; Ps 118:1-2,16-17,22-23;
Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9
Abuse Hotline Number
To report sexual abuse of a minor by a Diocese of Savannah employee or
volunteer, call the abuse hotline at 1.888.357.5330 or 1.912.201.4073/4
The Old Testament, especially the Book of
Isaiah, foretold that the Messiah would have to
suffer and die. During this Holy Week, look up
these passages and see how they can be
applied to Jesus. Read Isaiah 49, 50 & 52.
A Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat is a beautiful
opportunity for anyone who is struggling with the
emotional, spiritual or psychological pain following an
abortion to find healing. Come and experience the mercy
and compassion of God. For information contact
Stephanie May at 912-306-0406 /
[email protected] or visit the website at . All calls and inquiries are
strictly confidential. Come and be restored. Our next
retreat is near Augusta.
Offertory Needed Weekly
Offertory Last Week
Air Conditioner donations to date
$ 10,545.00
Please make a separate check for Offertory and
any Special Collections. Thank You.
Sat, Mar 28 Tue, Mar 31
Carl Hadarits
Pat Beck
Sylvia Ely, Linda Clark,
Jerry Clevenger, Sue Clevenger
John O’Shaughnessy, Sr. Rosina
If you have a loved one who is in need of receiving the
Eucharist at home or in the hospital, of if they are in need of
Anointing, please call the church office to make an
appointment. 478-788-6386 or 788-9820
The Holy Spirit Men’s Club will meet on Thursday April 9th at
6:30PM. Dinner will be served ($7.00 donation) and our
meeting will follow. Our speaker this month will be Dr. Sam
Shaker. Dr. Shaker, a Cardio-Vascular Surgeon, will enlighten
us on conditions and procedures pertaining to Heart
Disease. After his presentation, he will take our questions, so
be ready. Because of the nature of this topic which affects the
family, we are inviting all wives/guests to attend. Please RSVP
by April 7th on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
Mount de Sales is hosting their first annual TRIVIA NIGHT as a
benefit for the school’s Quiz Bowl team. It will be on Thursday,
April 23rd from 6PM to 8PM in the McAuley Hall. Each team of eight
will compete in six rounds of trivia, ranging from absurdly easy to
extraordinarily difficult. Reservations must be in before Wednesday,
April 8th to properly prepare for the evening.
Entry is $200. per team with includes food and beverages and, to
the winner, bragging right and a trophy! If you would like to be on
the Holy Spirit team – called the “Pneumatologists” – please see
Fr. Kavanaugh. The competition will be high tech – each team must
bring at least one iPad.