2018 Advent and Christmas Liturgy Schedule

Advent Study
Mondays November 26-December 17 | 7:00-8:00 pm in the church lounge
Tuesdays November 27-December 18 | 9:00-10:00 am in the church lounge

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” or, at least that’s the assumption based on that familiar holiday song. But what does that look like at your house? Most of us anticipate the great sales at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving, string lights on the outside of our house, and decorating the inside of our homes. But how exactly are we preparing our hearts for the greatest gift we’ve ever been given? Through an exploration of the mystery of the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth, and the events surrounding the arrival of Jesus, this Advent study offers an opportunity to experience the joy of the true meaning of Christmas.

Can’t make it? Try it online solo or with friends. Go to www.hsparish.org to create your own free account on Formed.org. Look for the picture labeled “Advent” under Current Topics on the Study tab.

Advent Family Gathering/Potluck
Wednesday, November 28 | 6:00 pm in the school gym
Please RSVP for this event by calling the Religious Education office at 616-453-1591.

Advent by Candlelight (Women’s event)
Tuesday, December 4 | 7:00 pm in the Chapel
Please RSVP for this event by calling the Religious Education office at 616-453-1591 or email to reledoffice@hsparish.org.

An open invitation to all ladies to join us at Holy Spirit as we come together to reflect on the meaning of the Advent Season! Kathryn Mulderink will be presenting.
Your choice of Mary or Martha Options available for registering.

Choose the Martha option if you are someone that enjoys decorating and being a hostess. Invite up to 7 of  the special women in your life and treat them to a great dessert. We have 60” round tables to “reserve” for $10 each while they last. Your hostess packet may be picked up from the Holy Spirit Religious  Education office 8:30-3:00 Mon.-Thurs. Hostess Packets will be available for pickup starting November 8, 2018.

Choose the Mary option if you are not the hostess type and just want to come. The cost will be $2 or a special dessert to pass. This is a great way to meet new friends and to share this wonderful night.

About the speaker: Kathryn Mulderink, MA, is married to Robert, mother of seven, and a Secular Discalced Carmelite. Over the last 25 years, she has worked as a teacher, headmistress, catechist, Pastoral Associate, and DRE, and as a writer and voice talent for Holy Family Radio. Currently, she serves the Church as a writer and presenter, and by collaborating with the diocesan Office of Catechesis, individual parishes, and Catholic ministries to lead others to encounter Christ and engage their faith.

Advent Penance Service
Tuesday, December 11 | 7:00 in the church

Advent by Bonfire (Men’s event)
Thursday, December 6 | 7:00 pm in the parking lot behind the church
Please RSVP for this event by calling Dan Karamol at 616-560-6815 or email reledoffice@hsparish.org.

Join the men of Holy Spirit parish for an evening of prayer & reflection, food, beverages, and bonding to share in the Advent season. Dress warm, bring a bag chair, a snack to pass and your own beverages! Brats and Burgers will be served.

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, December 9 | 9:00 am

Dinner and Evening of Worship – Lessons & Carols
Saturday, December 15 | 7:00 pm in the church
Dinner begins at 6:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room (free will offering)

Christmas Eve Mass
Monday, December 24 | 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm
(Christmas Carols begin a half hour before Mass.)

Christmas Day Mass
Tuesday, December 25 | 10:00 am

Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | 10:00 am