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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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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."



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."


Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday


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 We now begin Holy Week, and all are welcome to attend any and all of our church's journey with Jesus!

 Chrism Mass at the Cathedral is Thursday, April 2nd @ 10:30am
Mass of the Last Supper is Thursday, April 2nd @ 7:00pm here at Holy Spirit
Good Friday, April 3rd we will solemnly hear the Passion Scripture passages with meditation on the Cross at noon.
Holy Saturday, April 4th is quiet in the Church worldwide. NO 9:00am AND 4:00pm Masses.Here at Holy Spirit  Fr John will hold the Blessing of the Food at 9:00am and we will be displaying our Shroud Of Turin Exhibit noon - 6:00pm on Holy Saturday.
We celebrate with joy the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday, April 5th @ 9:00am and 11:00am


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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
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Weekly Announcements PDF Print E-mail
March 28/29, 2015      

 Please take a moment to read today's  Bulletin. We have a guest columnist, a young lady named Tina who relays, quite beautifully, her experience at the Confirmation Retreat.

 All are welcome to the Chrism Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Lansing this Holy Thursday at 10:30am. No Morning Masses at area parishes as all the priests and deacons will be there.

This Holy Thursday is a special day for all priests everywhere as they commemorate the Institution of the Eucharist. Our Mass of the Last Supper will be at 7:00pm that night. Also, please remember that we have our Dining with Jesus statue up at Serenity Court on campus and the warmer weather invites all to visit.
 A reminder that Good Friday is a day of FASTING, so remember, one meal total and no meat.
We will have a Blessing of the Easter Food Saturday morning at 9:00am. NO Morning Mass Saturday at 9:00am AND 4:00pm
Easter Vigil's Mass of Light will be Saturday at 8:30pm. All are welcome to this beautiful Liturgy.
We are holding the Shroud of Turin Exhibit here at Holy Spirit on Holy Saturday from noon - 6:00pm. Please invite friends and family to walk through the display panels and ponder the mystery of "The Man of the Cloth".
 Fr John will be away Wed - Fri after Easter. No Morning Masses on those days.
 Ave Maria Radio 990AM is holding their Spring Fundraising Drive the week after Easter. Deacon Tom Loewe has invited Fr John to guest host for an hour one day that week and Tom has also invited any Holy Spirit Parishioners to volunteer and man the phones!
 Fr John invites everyone to attend the 3:00pm afternoon of prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12th
 Corporate Travel is coordinating several area churches to travel down to Pennsylvania to see our Holy Father  Francis as he tours for the World Synod on Marriage. Deacon Jerry and Ronnie will be travelling in an official capacity. More info to come.

 St Joseph Guild will begin spring cleaning over at the cemetary. If there are any items you don't want thrown away, please remember to take them home with you after Mass today.

 Diocesan Services Appeal Commitment --Please turn in your DSA pledge as soon as possible. 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. 
 Don’t forget to pick up your school raffle tickets after Mass. This is their biggest fundraiser. So please support them.

 Find us on Facebook at Holy Spirit Catholic Church Brighton

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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
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 Women's Guild Spring Rummage Sale
Drop off your clean clothes and small workable items at the Parish Activity Center.
NO large appliances, hangers, furniture or old computers/screens and TVs.

Drop off dates Monday April 6th 9:00am - 4:00pm,
Tuesday, April 7th 9:00am - 8:00pm and
Wednesday, April 8th from 9:00am - noon

 Actual Rummage Sale Dates:
Thursday, April 9th & Friday, April 10th 9:00am - 4:30pm and
Saturday, April 11th from 9:00am - noon
Accept the Challenge - Rise Up!
 Catholic Men's Conference 
April 25, 2015
 St Mary Magdalen Parish
 2201 S Old US 23 
Brighton, MI. 48114
Mass with Bishop Boyea, Talks by Bert Ghezzi and Matthew Leonard, Music with Brian Flynn
  $40/adults   $30/students includes lunch 
register online at
Ushers are Needed
 If you'd like to become part of this parish ministry, we are in need of you!
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Thank you!
Please join us as we pray "A Million Memorare"
to raise $1Million for our NEW SCHOOL
Archconfraternity of St Philomena #61 PDF Print E-mail


Holy Spirit Catholic Church Named USA Archconfraternity Center #61

Congratulations to Fr John for his efforts and devotion, and the St Philomena Prayer Group and Holy Spirit Catholic Parish and School for their prayers of devotion. Holy Spirit Catholic Church has been named Archconfraternity of St Philomena Center #61, among the international centers dedicated to St Philomena’s promotion and devotion.

The following link will take you to the Home Page of the

"Universal Archconfraternity of St Philomena"

 St Philomena Centers worldwide are located here, information on the life of St Philomena and pilgrimage information.
You can locate a St Philomena Center nearest you by scrolling over the "Archconfraternity" tab at the tob and clicking "Centers World Wide" from the dropdown menu.
You'll find Brighton Center #61 under "Michigan". We'd love to have you visit!
 If you'd like to know more about our St Philomena Story, click "Articles" from the toolbar at the top of this page and scroll down to "Fr John's Articles".
You'll find  "Fr John's St Philomena Story" there.


Fr John Rocus talks with Fr Jason Kulczynski

Radio Maria

About St Philomena

Listen here:

August 9, 2013 Aim High Program


Monsignor Giovanni Braschi celebrated the

Feast of St Philomena with a procession of the Miraculous Statue of Philomena

through the streets of Mugnano del Cardinale.

"My dear members of the Family of Saint Philomena,

The grandest festivities for our Saint - the Sacrificial and Thanksgiving Walk to the Sanctuary for the battenti. These local pilgrims walk to the Sanctuary on their bare feet, and upon entering the Sanctuary they the crawl to the altar of our Saint without their feet or hands touching the church floor until they have kissed the sacred altar. This year we have a third squad. They presented some beautiful gifts of flowers and candles to our Saint.

The procession of the miraculous statue of Saint Philomena around the town of Mugnano del Cardinale was truly blessed with many spontaneous events. One could feel a very strong presence of Saint Philomena around the town today and within the church. I feel blessed to have been here to witness this annual devotion to our Dear Little Saint, Philomena."

Msgr. Braschi

Click the link below for photos of this wonderful procession for our Little Patroness!

Feast of St Philomena August 11, 2013


The Sanctuary of Saint Philomena Needs Your Support

God has allowed the Sanctuary in Mugnano del Cardinale to be safe from rain storms once again. Saint Philomena’s devotees and others who love the Sanctuary sent almost enough money to repair the dome of this beautiful example of devotion to Our Lady. The Blessed Mother’s story is painted on the wooden ceiling and the statue of Our Lady of Grace is situated above the high altar.

For thousands of devotees this is such a very special church because within it rest the sacred remains of our Dear Little Saint, Philomena. Those fortunate enough to visit soon understand the strong spiritual presence held within.

Major repair to the dome has now been completed, but the contractors finished their expert work with only our word that the final payments would be forthcoming. So we must ask once again for help. With continuous restoration required in the Sanctuary along with the monthly outlay for general upkeep we don’t have enough to add this final amount. Donations came in from those who want Saint Philomena’s resting place to remain an eternal refuge. It is our mission to see that it remains just that.

We also must protect the many wonderful artifacts: the miraculous statue of Saint Philomena; the tiles from her tomb in the catacombs of Priscilla; Ven. Pauline Jaricot’s chair – where she sat as she was miraculously cured; the altar of Saint Philomena, which broke into two pieces and was miraculously joined together; the oil lamp which burns in front the sacred body of Saint Philomena and from which many miracles have been recorded. Please be generous and support the earthly home of Saint Philomena wherein rests her sacred body.

 Fr John has posted 4 videos of his trip to the Sanctuary of St Philomena in Mugnano, Italy. 

Please click "Article" on the toolbar above, "Fr John's Articles" and "Sanctuary of St Philomena Videos". They show you a small snippet of the much needed repairs. If you'd like to donate, please visit the shrine's website  through the link below and you will find that PayPal is the easiest way to do it there! Thank you and God bless!

Shrine of St Philomena

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