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Holy Spirit Parish Weekly Newsletter

The Feast of the Transfiguration crowns this week, but we have several other witnesses to the love of our Risen Lord Jesus, including the patient, long suffering but joyful St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests. Pray for our priest this week!

There are a few public service announcements about upcoming changes and events below.

Here is your weekly update for what's going on in the parish. 

Monday, August 1st

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Saint Alphonsus was a sufferer. In spite of (or because of) this, he was a firm yet gentle and compassionate pastor and guide to priests ministering to souls.

Patient Leader, Loving Pastor

Tuesday, August 2nd

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli

Eusebius, like many of the early saints, stood for and witnessed to the Divinity of Jesus against both Imperial power and popular opinion that pushed Arianism. May we all have courage like him!

Defender of Athanasius

Saint Peter Julian Eymard

Opposition from family, sickness, and the Jansenistic scrupulosity of the day did not stop the love of Jesus from working in St. Peter Julian's life.

Lover of Jesus in the Eucharist

Quo Vadis is a Young Adult Group serving Holy Spirit and St. Joseph Parish and any young adult that wants to learn more about the Catholic faith and meet other young people.  Join us for discussions, films, prayer and fun every Tuesday at St. Joseph Parish at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, August 4th

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday

6 PM - 8 PM

Holy Family Chapel

Saint John Vianney

"Indifference toward religion, coupled with a love for material comfort, seem to be common signs of our times. A person from another planet observing us would not likely judge us to be pilgrim people, on our way to somewhere else. John Vianney on the other hand was...

a man on a journey, with his goal before him at all times."

Friday, August 5th

Dedication of Saint Mary Major Basilica

Saint Mary Major is one of the four major churches in Rome known as patriarchal basilicas. It is the largest church in the world honoring Mary.

More on the Biggest Marian Church

Saturday, August 6th

Transfigured and Transfixed

Jesus took Peter James, and John with Him at crucial and momentous points in His ministry. This time, they witnessed Him in His glory, and they were... 

Blinded By The Light
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Jesus loves you.

Read the Mass Readings!

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Some Thoughts for Reflection

Do you take this for granted?

Dr. John Bergsma dives deeper into the Mystery of the Transfiguration that we celebrate this week, giving a biblical Jewish lens so we can better understand.

Answering Our Modern Mountain Questions

What Difference Does Prayer Make?

If you're feeling this way, you should know that you're not alone and that the Bible actually points us to good answers to these questions. Jesus promises that "whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith" (Matt. 21:22). And St...

Does Prayer Change the World? or Just Me?

The Third Rail: Immodest Dress at Summer Masses

The mentality that “it’s nobody’s business what I wear for Mass—God knows my heart” reflects a lack of humility and a poor understanding of what’s actually happening at Mass. It also shows a lack of respect for others, disregarding how our immodest dress can become an occasion of sin for the opposite sex.

Men & Women - Don't be Prudes OR Lax

John Marie Vianney: A Priest for Priests

But hope has the most space to spring eternal when matters are hopeless. And when it comes to the collapse in confidence regarding the priesthood...

Inspiration for Priests and the Rest of Us

Home - Cornerstone Pregnancy Services

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Upcoming Events

Building Bridges of Friendship and Dialogue

This weekend, there will be an appeal after our masses from Tom McGuire, Board Chair of the U.S. China Catholic Association. 

Read More on the USCCA here

Adult Faith Formation

Check out the Adult Faith Formation Page on our website for resources and events to help you deepen your understanding of Church teaching and your relationship with Jesus.  

See Our Resources

PSR 2022-2023 Registration

We are excited to be offering our PSR program In person this year Parent Led Online option for Grades 1-8!

This Registration Process is facilitated by our Parish Realm Software. Please Read Instructions

Click Here to Begin PSR Registration

St. Joseph School is now open for enrollment in their Preschool - 8th Grade Programs. Give the school office a call at 440-653-5622 to learn more!

How do you show the Mercy of Jesus to others?

Independence village needs more people to assist their resident's in praying the rosary. Don't miss out on this simple but powerful way to love others in the name of Jesus. 

Call Karen to learn more at 440-346-6701

All of our recent bulletins are available on our website! If you need a copy or know someone who does, head over to

"The Lord is more anxious to forgive our sins than a woman is to carry her baby out of a burning building."

St. John Vianney