Holy Spirit Parish at Geist

From the Desk of Fr. Dan

I am very excited about the end of the year report which should be out this week. For the past several years we have been reporting the annual finances of the parish, in the new report this year we are also reporting sacramental, adult and youth educational programs, CYO/sporting programs, along with our outreach and weekly worship and spiritual programs. The financial aspect of a parish is very important, but it really only matters when we are using those resources doing God's will and work. I hope this year you will see how blessed we are at Holy Spirit and how we are helping to build the Kingdom of God.

If you have finished reading our "Getting the New Year off to a Good Start" book, "The Biggest Lie In The History Of Christianity" and have already passed it around your family, I would like to encourage you to bring it back to the parish. In this way, once we see how many of them come back, we can send them to another parish that may not be able to afford to provide them to their parishioners. Always good to share a good spiritual book.

Sometimes I get frustrated over the world in which we live and especially the news that is printed/online/on TV. I am sure many of you agree with me. Therefore, if you have a question about the Church (local and universal) and you want more information so as to know what is the truth, please feel free to go to the website for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, by going to dol-in.org/primer, and you will get a better understanding of what is happening.

The Parish Penance Service will be held on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 in the Church. I believe we will have eight priests hearing confessions. There will also be a listing of all the Penance services in the area in the bulletin.

I am looking for someone to head up our parish library. The work is relatively easy and much of it can be done at home, such as adding new books to the database. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please let me know. Thank you for your consideration!

And if you are looking for something fun to do during Lent, come to the Men's Club Fish Fries on Friday nights and then after dinner come over to the Stations of the Cross in the Church at 7:00 p.m. Always a good thing to do during Lent!

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