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Holy Spirit Parish Weekly Newsletter

June is the month of the Sacred Heart, and we have some resources on this rich devotion to Our Lord and its history. We also celebrate the Miracle of the Eucharist on Corpus Christi Sunday coming up. 

Our Couples Connect Marriage Ministry is inviting all married couples to our Kickoff Social on Friday, June 24th. If you think you can make it - click to RSVP below!

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

Monday, May June 13th

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St. Anthony of Padua - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Saint Anthony was born Fernando Martins in Lisbon, Portugal. He was born into a wealthy family and by the age of fifteen asked to be sent to the Abbey of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, the then capital of Portugal. During his time in the Abbey, he learned theology and Latin.

Read More On This Patron of Lost Things

Thursday, June 9th

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Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday

6 PM - 8 PM

Holy Family Chapel

Sunday, June 18th

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Holy Spirit Men's Fellowship

Who - All Men 18+

What - Prayer, Fellowship, & Reflection.

When - 8:00 AM every Third Saturday (Next meeting May 14th)

Where - Katherine Drexel Room

This Week's Topic - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Want to prep for this meeting? Take a look at this article that discusses the seven Gifts the Holy Spirit:

What are the 7 Gifts of the Spirit?

Sunday, June 19th

Corpus Christi

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There are many ways we can show that Jesus did not intend his words to be taken merely as a metaphor. Here we'll focus only on two. First, Jesus' audience understood him literally, and Jesus doesn't correct them. In verse 52, Jesus' Jewish audience responds, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"

Read More on Christ's Real Presence

Happy Fathers Day!

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Jesus loves you.

Read the Mass Readings!

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Some Thoughts for Reflection

How to Defend Christ's Presence in the Eucharist this Corpus Christi

If your friend is not favorable to the idea of accepting the Catholic Church as that authority, perhaps he is willing to concede that the first two or three centuries of Christian writings are worth examining. After all, if anyone knew what Christ meant at the Last Supper it would be the apostles and their disciples.

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‎Catholic History Trek: The Sacred Heart Devotion on Apple Podcasts

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is everywhere in today's Catholic world, but it wasn't always so. Scott and Kevin explore the background and development of this popular devotion, including the pivotal role of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. And Scott outdoes himself with not one, but two, train references.

Listen to the Origen of this Beautiful Devotion

Where Did Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Come From?

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart is celebrated throughout the world on the Friday following the Feast of Corpus Christi. Every year, 19 days after Pentecost, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But where did that tradition originate?

Read More Here

How to Have Conversations About LGBT Issues During "Pride Month"

Trent Horn shows us how to joyfully and wisely challenge our culture's blitzkrieg to ignore God's plan for marriage, family, and happiness at home and in the public square. 

Find Out How to Disagree Charitably and Defend the Truth In Love

Upcoming Events

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The Knights of Columbus are at it again!

Every year they run the "Measure Up" Drive to raise funds to assist those with developmental disabilities and those who care for them.

The Knights will be at Holy Spirit after the masses on June 25th/June 26th.

Please support this campaign and thank them for their Christ-like service to the Church and to those in need. 

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The Knights are also sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 14th from 2 PM - 7 PM at Ragan Hall in Avon. 

You can drop by and they will give you the next available spot, OR you can set an appointment at vitalant.org using sponsor code 0079

Set an appointment at Vitalant.org

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Holy Spirit Parish's new marriage ministry Couples Connect is having its kickoff Meet & Greet Social. All married couples of all ages are invited!

Join us for a night of food, drinks, free babysitting and to get to know other couples in the parish and provide input on what you would like to see in our Marriage Ministry.

Couples Connect Kickoff Meet & Greet Social

Friday, June 24th

7:00 PM (Fr. Mosovsky Hall)

Think You Can Come? RSVP Here!
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Holy Spirit Parish Picnic

Saturday, July 30th

6:00 PM (Fr. Mosovsky Hall)


If you are able to assist, please email Mike Schmiesing, Pastoral Assistant:

Email Mike if you can help plan the picnic
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More Info On The Fest Here
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Remembering the facts of death and Heaven gives us an even more pressing reason to learn to pray... I guarantee you that after you die you will not say 'I spent too much time praying; I wish I had watched more TV instead."

Peter Kreeft