Faith Formation Opportunities

Bible Study
The Turning Point – It’s not your typical Bible Study! The Turning Point won’t just teach you how to understand the Bible better. Through engaging videos, a thought-provoking workbook, and an edition of the Gospel of John that reads like your favorite chapter book, this unique nine-week study will help you develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus. Invite a few of your family members or friends to journey through The Turning Point with you.

The Turning Point begins January 8, Tuesday Mornings, at 11am in the Church Lounge or begins January 9, Wednesday Evenings, at 6:30pm in Room 201 in the School. Please contact the Religious Education Office at either dschoof@hsparish.org or 616 453-1591 to register.

Workbooks are available to order through https://dynamiccatholic.com/the-turning-point for $12.95. Workbook only or $15.95 Participant Pack includes workbook, DVD, and Gospel of John book (Includes free shipping).

Divorce Recovery Group
Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. Developed and hosted by Rose Sweet, Surviving Divorce features experts Dr. Ray Guarendi, Ph.D., Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C., Fr. Steve Porter, S.T.L., Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., and Christopher West. It also includes personal testimonies of Catholic men and women who have experienced the breakdown of their families. They courageously share their stories with heart, humor, and wisdom. As they witness to their pain and the healing power of Christ in their lives, participants will laugh, cry, and identify with their journeys from heartache to healing.

Surviving Divorce will help you:

  • Work through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
  • Find personal healing and hope.
  • Discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for you.
  • Gain wisdom and comfort from experts and others who share your experiences.
  • Navigate new concerns like custody, court hearings, and finances.

Details:
Program will start the week of January 21st and meets one night a week for 12 weeks. The day of the week is yet to be determined. In order to accommodate as many schedules as possible please let us know what night/nights work best for you (Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday) at either 6:30 or 7:00 pm and we will schedule from there. The optional surviving divorce guide is $15.

Please contact Diane Schoof or Sheri Vig or call the religious education office at 616.453.1591 with questions or if you are interested. When calling please let us know if you will need childcare.

 

 

A letter from Fr. Mark

Dear Families and Friends of Holy Spirit Parish,

On this feast of Christmas, we gather with Christians all over the world to celebrate the birth of Christ, Savior of the World.  As this familiar story of our Lord’s birth is proclaimed once again, our astonishment of this life-changing event should not be diminished. God has rightly fully chosen to manifest the depth of His love for us in the Christ child.

Whether you are coming here for the first time, or visit us regularly, you are most welcome. If you are visiting our parish for the first time, we are happy that you are here, and hope that you will come back to celebrate with us again in the coming year.  If you have been away from the Church for some time, we would love to have you come back and join us; everyone is welcome.

As I celebrate my first Christmas as your pastor, I would like to express my joy and happiness about being assigned at Holy Spirit Parish.

On behalf of the entire parish staff, Fr. Mike and I would like to extend to you and your loved ones our prayers and best wishes for a blessed and joyousChristmas season and a Happy New Year!

Love,

Fr. Mark

Attention High School Youth!

Attention High School Youth!  Our Sunday drop-in youth gatherings have started up again on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Drop by the youth lounge for food, fellowship, faith sharing and fun.  Come by yourself, or bring a friend, or even bring your homework. Refresh yourself in faith to meet the challenges of the week ahead.
  • 3rd Sunday of every month is adoration and praise in the chapel from 6:30 to 7:30 (food & fellowship before and after)
  • 4th Sunday of every month is open to 8th grade; come join us for faith and fun

Welcome Weekend

The weekend of September 22-23, 2018 is welcome weekend here at Holy Spirit.  At each Mass we will be recognizing all those who have become new members to our parish in the last year.  Also, on Sunday, September 23, you and your family are invited to a breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus, which will be held in the church Multipurpose Room after the 10:00 am Mass, to celebrate all our new families. We hope you can join us!

Family Movie Night

Bring your chairs and blankets and please join us on Saturday, September 15 for Family Movie Night on the football field, featuring an 18 foot movie screen! “Doors” open at 7:00 PM to reserve your spot and the movie begins at 7:30 PM. The winning class from Walking With the Spirit has the privilege of selecting the featured film.

This is a FREE event for our parish community! Concessions will be available courtesy of the Holy Spirit Boosters.

This event is brought to you by the festival committee and graciously sponsored by Arsulowicz Eye Care, Dr. Jennifer Simon, O.D.

We hope you will join us for this night of family fun!

Save the Date!

Please plan to join us this Sunday, August 26 for the installation Mass of Fr. Mark as our pastor. Bishop Walkowiak will be here for this wonderful celebration!

Breakfast provided by the Knights of Columbus will follow Mass.