Holy Spirit Parish at Geist

From the Desk of Fr. Dan

This week I would like to encourage all of our parishioners to pray for an end to abortion in our country and across the world. As I am sure most of you know, I have been involved in the Pro-Life movement for over forty years. With the birth of each of my nieces and nephews and now my great nieces and nephews (with number 12 having been born this past fall), I see the hand of God continue to re-create the earth. Let us continue to work for the dignity and respect of all life. Thanks for your continued support!

This weekend our High School Seniors were invited to go on retreat with seniors from other parishes in the deanery. Please keep them in your prayers. What a wonderful thing to do as you journey through your last semester of high school. We are blessed with great "kids" at Holy Spirit; please help them to grow into the young men and women that God calls them to be.

I would like to put a plug in for the upcoming Re-CHRP on Saturday, January 26th. If you ever attended Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) you know what a fantastic experience it was. Re-CRHP is an annual reunion for people who attended CRHP and would like to "Catch the Fire" again. The event starts at our regular Saturday Mass at 8:15 after which there is a light breakfast, followed by speakers and faith sharing. The event ends at noon with about a ten minute corporal work of mercy service project of loading the parish truck with the clothing gathered the weekend of January 19/20 at the Winter clothing drive.

It is the time of year when the roads can be dangerous and many churches will be cancelling worship services. Here at Holy Spirit I plan on celebrating every scheduled Mass each weekend. If the roads are icy or too snow covered, please stay home and say some extra prayers as a family or watch Mass on TV. However, since the priests live right here on the campus we will celebrate the Masses and pray for the safety of travelers and all of our parishioners and let God's graces flow. Therefore, just use your common sense, and if in doubt, stay home. I would much rather have you here the next weekend with us, gathered at the table of the Lord, than have you hurt. God is good, and fully understanding.

Thanks and be safe.

 

 

 

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