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"How To Build A School In Under 10 Minutes"

  Holy Spirit  Church and School are under the patronage of our dear little saint, Philomena. You can read the story of how she came to enjoy this honored title at our church and school by clicking on "Articles" above. We could actually use more help than we can afford here at Holy Spirit. Would you consider making a contribution to our Capital Campaign? It would be greatly appreciated and would go to the cause of providing a good Catholic Education to our young people. Thank you.  

Fr John Rocus

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NEW! Click below for the video tour.

(810) 231-9199
 
PH: (810) 900-9050
FAX: (810) 900-9051
  
Mission Statement
 
"As disciples of Jesus Christ,we, the people of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 
dedicate ourselves to living the Great Commandments to
 
 "Love God with all our hearts, souls and minds..and to love our neighbor 
as ourselves."
 
 We will do this under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
 committing ourselves to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church
 by evangelization and education of all, beginning in our parish family 
and then reaching out in loving service to our world."

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit 

"Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord, Amen."
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JMJ

You may have heard that the Holy Father has authorized the exposition of The Shroud of Turin this year. The last time it was publically presented for veneration was 2010. It will be on display between April and June. Many tour companies have begun to offer pilgrimage packages to Italy for that time.  

As you may know, we have images of the Shroud here at Holy Spirit (in the cry room) and we occasionally host different types of groups which have asked for lectures. We also have hosted a larger Shroud Exhibit which tells the complete story of the reputed burial cloth of Jesus as was described in the Gospel of John.

 Is been several years since we presented the full exhibit (over 20 panels with videos ) but I thought I’d bring it out again considering the publicity that is about to be generated. Yes, I think that the time is ripe, but I wanted to say a few things here so that you might be better informed about The Shroud and some important new updates. It is certainly expected that you will come, especially if you are not familiar with this very special artifact, but also so that you will help publicize it among your friends and acquaintances. It’s your opportunity for a little evangelization. 

The Shroud was introduced to the world at large through the medium of photography back in 1898 when the first photo taken of the cloth revealed details that were not apparent in the original. The Shroud, it was determined, was something like a photographic “negative”. The true image of the man on the Shroud was not really accessible until the art of photography debuted and provided us with an image we could easily see and relate to. This is the image we have in our Shroud Room; two full size reproductions of the original Shroud as a true photographic negative, showing the front and back of the body of a man who was apparently tortured to death in the same way Jesus was.

 This new popularity caused quite a stir and in the 1970’s, scientists were granted access to the cloth to closely examine it. Many sciences were utilized in this research but one discipline had the greatest influence, and that was the Carbon 14 dating which determined that the Shroud was a fake, from the middle ages. Many considered that the final and definitive word, and all study stopped. This lasted for a time, but science is eternally curious so other scientists quietly continued their own research in their fields of expertise. One of those scientists was Professor Giulio Fanti from Italy who utilized new dating techniques which dated the Shroud back to the time of Christ. This is big news! 

Our new exhibit is being updated and will reflect the new findings. Our showing is scheduled for only one day, Holy Saturday, from Noon till 6pm. We have a young lady of our parish, who is a graphic artist, assisting with the new panels, and our St. Joseph Guild will make some new stands, but I think that we could use some greeters and ushers who will assist in hosting the presentation. If you can help at any time during those hours, please contact me.

Fr John

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March Open House

 

Looking for a quality Catholic education for your child in the Brighton area?

We invite you to visit us Tuesday, March 3rd 9:30am - 11:00am

Holy Spirit Catholic School is located at 9565 Musch Rd just west of Rickett on Winans Lk Rd (near Legacy Sport Center). Come visit us during the day while classes are in session. Meet our principal Mrs Anna Loewe and our accredited staff. View the unity a uniformed student body brings, see our new school building and then consider sharing your child with us as we promote Education for Life and Faith for Living.

For more info please call 810-900-9040 or visit www.holyspiritrcs.org

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Holy Spirit Gift and Bookstore
 
Open daily from 9:00am - 4:30pm
and before/after masses on weekends
You'll find reflective books, DVD's, CD's to strengthen you on your Lenten journey.
Sacramentals, statuary and gifts to celebrate the Easter Season and
much, much more.
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In the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared that "the age of fasting is from the completion of the eighteenth year to the beginning of the sixtieth." The USCCB also allows the subst itution of some other form of penance for abstinence on all of the Fridays of the year, except for those Fridays in Lent.
Abstinence: The law of abstinence requires a Catholic 14 years of age until death to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in honor of the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday. Meat is considered to be the flesh and organs of mammals and fowl. During Lent abstinence from meat on Fridays is obligatory in the United States as elsewhere.
Fasting: The law of fasting requires a Catholic from the 18th Birthday (Canon 97) to the 59th Birthday (i.e. the beginning of the 60th year, a year which will be completed on the 60th birthday) to reduce the amount of food eaten from normal.
The Church defines this as one meal a day, and two smaller meals which if added together would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Such fasting is obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The fast is broken by eating between meals and by drinks which could be considered food (milk shakes, but not milk).
Thus, the rules for fasting and abstinence in the United States are:
•Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.
•Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (your 59th birthday begins your 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
•Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat on all other Fridays of the year, unless he or she substitutes some other form of penance for abstinence. If you are outside the United States, you should check with the bishops' conference for your country.
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Shroud of Turin Display at Holy Spirit
 
Make plans now for you and/or your group to visit Holy Spirit Catholic Church on
Holy Saturday, April 4th
Noon - 6:00pm
Over 20 panels will be on display, including several that will display new research
that would seem to date the shroud back to biblical times and locate it to the holy lands,
explaining every aspect of the Passion of Christ as
seen through the Shroud, The Reputed Burial Cloth of Christ.
 
There will be a 3:00pm Presentation as well as newly released videos that reveal the latest findings
and our lifesized photographic reproduction of the actual Shroud of Turin.
Mark your calendars now. Free Will Offering

 

 
 
 
Weekly Announcements PDF Print E-mail

Feb. 28/March 1, 2015      

Michael Kokitka is running an Apologetics Bible Study at Holy Spirit on Thursdays starting March 5th at 9:15 AM

Tickets are now on sale for the St. Joseph Table Pasta Dinner, Saturday, March 21st at 5:00 pm. No tickets will be sold at the door. We are accepting new parishioners, registration forms available at the ticket table.

Holy Spirit Catholic School Easter Ham sale has begun. Order forms are available in this weeks bulletin. Please submit payment and order form in an envelope to the school office or collection basket. Thank you for your support.

Soup Supper, Fridays during Lent, 5:30pm -7:00 pm.

Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm Fridays during Lent

 As a clarification - Lenten Ecumenical Breakfast Gatherings are on   Wednesday mornings @ 10:00am, thru March 25th at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Hamburg. Holy Spirit will be responsible for cooking the March 11th breakfast. Please come and support Fr John and the Women's Guild. 

 This weekend is our parish’s Diocesan Services Appeal Commitment weekend. As Christian stewards we recognize Christ as the giver of all our many gifts. As grateful stewards, we are eager to return a portion of those gifts in appreciation for his generosity. Envelopes can be found at the end of the pews. Please prayerfully consider a gift within your means in support of the future of our diocese. Remember, 50% of all paid pledges in excess of our parish goal will come back to our parish for local use.

Our parish goal of $47,657 can be reached if each of us shares a portion of the many blessings God has bestowed upon us.

 
Pray for Vocations PDF Print E-mail

sr regina mary   For Sister Regina Mary  and all the young women discerning vocations

"O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love,
impart to young women Your knowledge, understanding, and counsel  that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God.
Give them courage and strength to follow God's holy will.
Guide their uncertain steps,strengthen their resolutions,
shield their chastity, fashion their minds,conquer their hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labour in God's holy service.
Amen. "
  

john vinton For John Vinton, and for all those young men in the seminary as they discern their call to the priesthood:

"Eternal God,
Bless your Church with holy and faithful priests, deacons and brothers. Form them in the likeness of your Son so that in him, with him and through him , that they may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully,lways and everywhere. With Mary,  we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. "

 Write your Seminarian, John Vinton:

Have a prayer request, a joke, a comment, or even an encouraging word? Your parish seminarian, John, would like to hear about it. You may contact him:

John Vinton
University of St Thomas
Mail 3589
2115 Summit Avenue
St Paul, MN  55105

For our sons and daughters now serving in the Military:

"Lord, Hold our sons and daughters in your loving hands as they serve.Protect them as they protect us.Bless them and their families, for the selfless acts they perform each day for our country.Grant us peace. 

Amen"

 
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