August 20, 2020
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
"Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands."
Weekly message from Fr. Mike
Our nation is entering the home stretch of a contentious election season. Bishop Johnston writes, “Our Diocese does not endorse candidates or political parties, however they strongly advocate and encourage voters to become duly informed about issues and candidates. The decisions of individual citizens should be grounded on sound moral principles consonant with the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church and factual information about the positions and principles of candidates.”
Click here to read the Diocesan policy regarding political activities. At the bottom of policy there is a helpful document from the Conference of Catholic Bishops called Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship that you can access. It is a helpful document to reflect on different issues from the perspective of our Catholic teaching.

Funeral for Jerry Turner
Parishioner Jerry Turner passed away this past week. His funeral will be tomorrow, Friday August 21. Visitation at 10:30, funeral at 11:00 AM. It will be streamed live on our Youtube channel.

Golf Tournament is this Sunday
This is your final opportunity to signup for the annual parish Golf Tournament, which is this Sunday, August 23. Signups will close at Noon tomorrow.

You can find this week's Prayers of the Faithful here.

Fr. Mike
Sacramental Preparation
Families: is it time for your child to prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist?

Registration is open for Children’s Faith Formation Sacramental Preparation.

Classes are open to all 2nd graders and those who wish to prepare for the Sacraments.

Please click here for more information.
Backpack collection
Thanks to all who donated backpacks for the Great Beginnings early childhood center. We received over 100 backpacks!

We appreciate the parishioners of Holy Spirit Parish who go above and beyond for the less fortunate in our community.
Eucharistic Congress
“In His Real Presence”

  • Saturday, September 12th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (check-in begins at 7:00 am)
  • Registration $15.00 (includes lunch)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish 4503 Frederick Ave, St Joseph, MO 64506