Our mission: "Guided by the power of the Holy Spirit among us, we strive to renew and enliven our faith while listening and responding to the spiritual needs of our community."
Masses on Christmas Eve will be 3:30, 5:30 and 10:00 PM. Mass on Christmas Day will be at 10:00 AM. Liturgical ministers are needed for all masses. If you can serve, please sign up here.
Liturgical ministers may download their schedules here
Holy Spirit Parish will be doing a new pictorial directory that will be refreshed each year with our new families. The good news is that all those families from the first edition will automatically be pictured in the updated editions for the next four years. Each year we plan to update the addresses and phone numbers, too. We will take pictures for a week, once a year. This new directory is a smaller, spiral bound book you can easily keep in your car or on your bookshelf.
Lifetouch will be at Holy Spirit Jan 22-26 and Jan 29-Feb 2. We hope your family will be included. Each participating family will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a free copy of the directory when it is finished. We’re having a raffle of a $100 gift certificate towards portraits & frames. Make you family’s appointment before January 4 th to be eligible. There are two ways to make your appointment:
· Calling the parish office to schedule your appointment
Volunteers will also be needed for our photography dates to check in families and complete the sitting cards. If you can give 2 ½ hours of your time, please sign up using this link.
Statement of the Missouri Catholic bishops
A month before the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops met in Baltimore the bishops of Missouri (Archbishop Carlson of St. Louis, Bishop Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Bishop Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Bishop Rice of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, and Auxiliary Bishop Rivituso of St. Louis) wrote this statement regarding sexual abuse and the abuse of power by the hierarchy. You can read their statement here.
Sr. Teresa Maya delivered an address to bishops the first day of their meeting that was covered by the National Catholic Reporter. You can read her statement here.