Parish Office Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, June 11 the Parish office will move into a summer schedule.  Monday through Thursday the office will be open from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. The Parish office will be closed on Fridays.

Parish Festival 2018!

The Holy Spirit Community Festival is an annual event that have been going on for more than 30 years. This year, we will be celebrating Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The largest portion of proceeds from the Festival come from the sale of Major Cash Raffle Tickets. Two early bird drawings will be held, with each early bird winner earning a $1,000 prize. The first early bird drawing was Sunday, June 3. Congratulations to Kathy Failing! Our next early bird drawing is on Sunday, August 19! Don’t forget to sell your tickets!

The Festival Committee has received a lot of great input on how to make improvements to this year’s Festival. In order to make these exciting changes we need your help! We have the following positions open on the Festival Committee:

  • Corporate Sponsor Coordinator
  • Raffle Coordinator
  • Cash Office Manager

Please contact Bill Kral to join our team at 616-890-8318 or wrkral@comcast.net

Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) 2018

The Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) is an annual effort in all of our parishes to support the programs, services and ministries of the Diocese of Grand Rapids in our 11-counties and beyond. It is a reminder that, as Catholics, we are part of a Church, a communion of believers that is bigger than ourselves and our local parishes.

Through the combined efforts of our 81 parishes, the Catholic Services Appeal touches 191,000 Catholics and thousands ore in our communities and beyond.

This year, our parish CSA goal is: $188,106
Registered households at Holy Spirit: 1457
Pledges to date: 493
Total of Pledges: $143,283
Needed to reach our Goal: $44,822
We have currently raised 76% of our goal

Knights of Columbus Breakfast on June 10!

Join us in the Multi-Purpose Room on Sunday, June 10 from 8:30 – 11:30 AM for a full breakfast provided by the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus! Now serving omelets! There is no set cost, but a free will offering will be collected. Breakfast includes pancakes, , omelets, sausage, eggs, coffee, and juice.

Save the Date! Pentecost Celebration (May 20)

Save the date for our Annual Pentecost Celebration and Parish Feast Day! Join us for a complimentary lunch (catered by 3 Men & a Grill) in the Activity Center (School Gym) immediately following the noon Mass (1:00 PM) on Sunday, May 20.

This event is FREE but we would like to plan ahead for food and beverages. Please contact the parish office by phone (616-453-6369) or email drusso@hsparish.org (please include family name, and # attending) by Monday, May 14.

We look forward to seeing you and your family on May 20!

Join the Chamber Choir on a Tour of Italy!

The Holy Spirit Chamber Choir invites you to join us on a tour of Italy! We will visit Assisi, Florence, Rome, and Vatican City from June 21-July 1, 2019.

An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 11:00 AM in the Multipurpose Room. Please plan to attend this meeting to get all your questions about the trip answered. Please email Joe Houdek at jhoudek@hsparish.org for itinerary details and pricing information.

The trip is limited to 54 travelers

Lent/Easter Schedule

2018 HOLY SPIRIT LENT AND EASTER SCHEDULE

 

Ash Wednesday | February 14
     9:00 AM | Mass & Distribution of Ashes
     12:00 Noon | Scripture Service & Distribution of Ashes
     7:00 PM | Mass & Distribution of Ashes

 

Evening Mass Tuesdays During Lent | 7:00pm

 

The Journey | Lenten Small Groups
Small groups meeting at assorted times. Please contact the Parish Office at 616-453-6369 if you would like to join a group.

 

Friday Soup Supper/Stations of the Cross/Benediction
Soup Supper Fridays during Lent from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (Multipurpose Room) beginning February 16

 

Stations of the Cross and Benediction | 7:00 pm | Fridays Beginning February 16

 

Living Stations of the Cross (Presented by 7th & 8th Grade Holy Spirit Students)
     Friday, March 2 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

 

Individual Reconciliation | Extended Hours
     Thursday, March 15 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM “Light is on for You”
     Regular Saturday Reconciliation | 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

 

EASTER TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday | March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper | 7:00 PM
(Adoration in the Chapel until 10:00 PM)

Good Friday | March 30
     Stations of the Cross | 12:00 Noon
     Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 1:00 PM
Passion Reading/Veneration of the Cross/Communion

Holy Saturday | March 31 – Blessing of Easter Food at 1:00 PM

Easter Vigil | Principal Mass of Easter – Saturday, March 31 | 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday Masses | Sunday, April 1 – 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon

Ash Wednesday Masses: February 14

Join us as we begin the Lenten season on Wednesday, February 14. Our Mass schedule is as follows:

9:00 AM: All School Mass with Ashes
12:00 PM: Scripture Service with Ashes
7:00 PM: Mass with Ashes

ALL are welcome!

We Remember ~ January 11, 2013

We remember four amazing people who died five years ago on January 11, 2013, in an auto accident while on a mission trip to Haiti:

  • Mary LaPonsie
  • Matt Kutsche
  • Jim Cwengros
  • Rita Cwengros

Following is a reflection Mary wrote after one of her many medical missions to Haiti:

“As always – mixed feelings as we prepare to leave. I miss my family at home, my own bed, and warm showers. As I board the plane in Port au Prince, Haiti will be tugging on my heart. Once again, I feel as if I’m leaving a million of my own children behind. Gratefully, several have been left in better shape than when we arrived. Amazing! Incredible trip!”
Mary LaPonsie, January 2012