Founded June 10, 1977

Upcoming Events

Sunday Nursery IS OPEN

 7:45am—12:15pm

Children from walking to 4 years old .

We have New Guidelines.

Please come 5 minutes early to fill out a form. Children are only allowed in the Nursery  when it is staffed.

 

Are You Moving?

Please call the church office  and let us know. Give us your forwarding information if it is available.

 

If you have any clothing or household items you wish to donate, please donate to Catholic Social Services (288-8890) or St. Jude Social Services (269-1983).

 

The Daughters of Mary:

of Mary every Wednesday night in the Gallery at 5:30p.m. You are also invited to stay for 6:30p.m. Mass. We are a group of lay Catholic women who are

dedicated to creating a culture of faith for our families by praying and reflecting on the Sunday gospel. For more information, contact Terri Mendez terri@cmconline.biz or 334-657-6575.

 

The Men of St. Joseph:

“Put your family in the hands of the Father”. The Men of St. Joseph …. a group of lay Catholic men; dedicated to becoming spiritual leaders of our families. Every Wednesday at 5:30pm,

meet in the school library and stay for 6:30pm Mass. For more information, contact Col. John Schmidt, (334) 268-1549 or jschmidt@troy.edu

 

Seton Haven Outreach:

New or gently used items are needed for birthday gifts and bingo prizes for the monthly birthday party’s at Seton Haven Apartments. Please bring items to the donation box in the Gallery of

the church. Please contact Elaine Beyerle at 281-4588 for more information.

 

Senior Spirits

Christmas Dinner Party

Thursday, December 14th Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 6:30pm  in the Parish Hall Enjoy the holiday sounds of Preston Frazier, Jr. One man band music and song. Seniors (50 years and plus) are invited to attend. Cost is $17 per person for the evening. Please make reservations by Friday, December 8th by sending your check to Maryanne Douglass, 106 Ledyard Dr, Montgomery, 36109. Questions: Maryanne 244-8799

 

Respect Life

“If you know someone who has had an abortion, express your sympathy for her loss.  Assure her of God’s unconditional love, and encourage her to seek healing and forgiveness.” ~ USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Bridges of Mercy for Post-Abortion Healing”

 

We pray for those grieving after abortion that they may trust in God’s patient mercy and find healing through his Church.

 

Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent  and Christmas:

The Fourth Sunday of Advent is celebrated at the Vigil Mass on Saturday, December 23, 2017 and the morning Masses of Sunday, December 24, 2017.  The faithful are to be reminded that the Sunday obligation to participate at Mass includes the Fourth Sunday of Advent even though Christmas is the following day.

 

All Masses after 4:00pm on Sunday, December 24, 2017 are to be Vigil Masses for Christmas.

 

The faithful are to be reminded that attending one Mass does not fulfill one’s obligation to attend Mass both for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and for Christmas.

 

Holy Spirit Parish App

Download Our App Today! Go to your Play Store  or App Store Look for  “Holy Spirit Catholic Parish” Or Text HSPC1 to 555888  (I Phone) Text HSPC2 to 555888 (Android) Click “Allow” to get General Notifications.

 

Contact Karen in the parish  office with  Requests & Suggestions.

 

Food For the Poor

Donations are always being accepted.   Please place your non perishable food items in the basket located in the Church by the Gallery doors. Items are taken to Catholic Social services weekly to be given to those in need. Food For the Poor Donations are always being accepted. Please place your non perishable food items in the basket located in the Church by the Gallery doors. Items are taken to Catholic Social services weekly to be given to those in need.

 

Fourth Sunday

of Advent

Vigil Mass:

Saturday, Dec 23rd, 5:30pm

Sunday Mass:

Dec 24th, 8am and 11am

 

Christmas Mass Schedule:

Sunday, December 24th:

5:00pm

7:30pm

 

Monday, December 25th:

12:00am                                            (Midnight Mass)                                                9:00am

 

Catholic Men

and their Families

HOLD THE DATE

The Knights of Columbus council 12150 is preparing an evening of Food, Fun, Fellowship and Information! We would like you and your family to join us on January 13th at 6:30pm for dinner, followed by some activities for children and a session for men and their wives to learn about the Knights of Columbus activities and member benefits and specifically about our council here at Holy Spirit.

 

SEARCH Retreat

For High School YOUTH

January 5th-7th

Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin Visit www.archmobyouth.org/search   for information and registration forms.

 

 

Current Events

December 13   Saint Lucy

Lucy's history has been lost and all we really know for certain is that this brave woman lost her life during the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century.  She believed in God, declared her beliefs and died for her beliefs.  She is patron saint of the blind and those with eye trouble

 

Latin Mass: Sunday,

December 17th at 12:30pm

Fr. Den Irwin will be celebrating a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish, 725 Highway 87  (and Highway 167) Troy, AL  36079   (334) 566-2630 Www.stmartinoftourscatholicchurch.com All are welcome.

 

Are You Registered In Our Parish?  New to the area?

Changing to Holy Spirit parish from another area parish?

Please fill out a Parish Census form, located in the Gallery of the church or come by the church office.

Active Membership is determined by:

 Registration in the parish

 Faithful attendance at Sunday Mass and on Holy Days

 Support of the parish through time, talent and treasure

 

Angel Tree

Be an angel by participating in this parish wide ministry.  Grab a tag and help make someone’s Christmas just a

DATES TO REMEMBER

Food & Gifts Deadline
Sunday, Dec. 10th


Specific instructions available in the gallery

Pack - N - Sort
Saturday, Dec. 16  9:00 a.m. Parish Hall

 

Delivery to Catholic Social Services
Monday, Dec. 18th  9:00 a.m. Parish Hall   
Help take our food and  gifts to Catholic Social Services

 

Join the Choir!

Adult Practice: Wednesday at 7pm

Youth Practice: Sunday at 5pm

Children Practice: Sunday 4pm

In the Choir Room

Contact Mary Conversino at 270-8234

 

High School Youth Group (grades 9-12)

Wednesday, December 13

The youth are encouraged to attend Mass at 6:30pm.  Dinner is served at 7pm.

No Youth Group December 20 & 27

 

Life Teen for high school.

Contact: Justin Castanza at jcastanza@montgomerycatholic.org

or call 334-782-3639

 

Middle School Youth (grades 7-8)

Wednesday, December 13

The youth are encouraged to attend Mass at 6:30pm.  Dinner is served at 7pm.

No Youth Group December 20 & 27

 

Edge is for 7th and 8th grade students.

Contact Gordon Talbot at talbotseven@hotmail.com

or call334-220-2882

 

Children Faith Formation

Classes begin September 10th, 9:15am - 10:45am.

Faith Formation Classes for children ages 3 through the 8th grade are Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:45 in the School. All children who do not attend Catholic School or Catholic Home School need to attend. Please contact Charity Firestone at 277-1989 or dre@holyspiritmgm.org for registration or if you have any questions.

 

Holiday Schedule

December 10: Faith Formation Classes

December 17: “Family Celebration”

No Faith Formation Classes December 24 & 31

 

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

9:15am - 10:40am - Join us between Masses on Sunday mornings.

December 10th, 9:15am, in the Library

“What is Faith:  Ecclesial Faith”

Dec 17th:  “What is Faith: Creedal Faith”

No Adult Faith Formation December 24 & 31


Presented by Fr. Driscoll and Tom Riello.

 

 

Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study

Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the School Library

"The Gospel of John”

Holy Spirit School Library

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The Gospel of John provides us with the most explicit language about the true identity of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Word of God who became man for our salvation. Jesus offers us His Body and Blood as true food and true drink. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Jesus gives His mother Mary to the Church. These and so much more are presented to us in the Gospel of John. Come and learn about the Bible and the greatness of our Catholic faith. Study notes will be provided. Bring your Bible, invite a friend, and contact Tom Riello at TomRiello@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

Watercooler Catechism

Show Schedule: Sun. 8:00am

Fr. Patrick Driscoll, Pastor of Holy Spirit Church in Montgomery and Tom Riello, Theology teacher at Montgomery Catholic, talk about the things that are happening today in the world relative to the church. To learn more about an individual show or download, just click on the show title.

 

WMGY Radio has moved to 99.3 FM and also remains on 800 AM.

 

Forward in Faith Series with the Priests of Montgomery

Save the following dates for an excellent new series for those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Meetings are held on Thursdays at MCPS in the High School Chapel at 7pm.

 

Jan 11th:  Fr. Patrick Driscoll on Knowing Good and Evil: Recovering the Virtues in a Values World.

Feb 15th:  Fr. Nicholas Napolitano on the Basics of  the Catholic Faith.

Mar 22nd:  Fr. Alex on Living Liturgically: Man and Woman as Eucharistic Beings.

Apr 26th:  Fr. Frank Sofie on a topic to be determined.

 

Christmas Poinsettia’s

Envelopes are available in the back of the church if you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one.  Please return envelopes in the   collection basket, or to the church office no later then Monday, Dec 18th. You are welcome to take your poinsettia home after Jan 7th, The Epiphany of the Lord.

 

Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services of Montgomery’s Thrift Store is in need of 
• Winter Coats        
• Winter Clothing            
• Small Furniture    
• Household items                              
No Mattresses or TV’s Drop off at CSS, 4455 Narrow Lane Road

 

Catholic Young Adults of Montgomery

Spring Small Groups Signups

Young Adults (age 21-39) from all Montgomery and surrounding parishes are invited to join.

A small group is a group of 8-12 people who meet regularly to grow in their faith and build community.  We will have a men’s group, two women’s groups and two mixed groups.

Small groups first begin with a “Kickoff” on Thursday, January 18th  at 6:30pm in Holy Spirit’s parish hall.  You will meet with your leader and group members and get more details about your group meetings.

For more information or to sign up, please see our  website:  www.cyamontgomery.com

 

Montgomery Area Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Looking at Jesus Face-To-Face

The Montgomery Area Adoration Chapel is a wonderful opportunity to bond to Christ in a unique way. The Adoration Chapel is located behind Our Lady Queen of Mercy Church, 4421 Narrow Lane Road.

 

Open Hours: Sun: 12-1am, 1-2am, 3-4am, 9-10am;

Mon:  2-3am, 3-4pm; Tues: 6-7am;

Wed: 2-3am, 3-4am;  Thurs: 9-10pm; Sat: 10-11pm

 

Prayer Partner Needed: Sun: 2-3pm;

Tues: 2-3pm, 6-7pm, 7-8pm; Fri: 10-11pm

 

For more information, call Priscilla Berry 288-3292.

 

Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent  and Christmas

Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas:

The Fourth Sunday of Advent is celebrated at the Vigil Mass on Saturday, December 23, 2017 and the morning Masses of Sunday, December 24, 2017.  The faithful are to be reminded that the Sunday obligation to participate at Mass includes the Fourth Sunday of Advent even though Christmas is the following day.

 

All Masses after 4:00pm on Sunday, December 24, 2017 are to be Vigil Masses for Christmas.

 

The faithful are to be reminded that attending one Mass does not fulfill one’s obligation to attend Mass both for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and for Christmas.

 

You are invited to the 4th Annual Christmas Concert

of the Two Hears Chorale

Monday,  December 11th 7:00pm-8:00pm

The Concert is free. It will be a multicultural and multilingual event of Beauty in Music and Song!! All are welcome.

 

Men’s Club Meeting

Tuesday, Dec 12th, 7pm, Parish Hall

We will discuss the upcoming Spaghetti and Italian Sausage Supper, planned for Sat Jan 27th.  All men   of the parish are welcome.  Any questions call Kevin Ryan 334-399-6794.

 

 

Holy Spirit Parish

A Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama

 

MAILING ADDRESS

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

8570 Vaughn Road

Montgomery, Alabama 36117

 

OFFICE HOURS:

 

Monday through Friday 8:45am-4:45pm

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

Email:

CONTACT US

 

Office Tel: (334) 277-5631

Fax: (334) 272-1008

 

Business Manager: (334) 277-2434

Faith Formation for Youth: (334) 782-3639

Faith Formation for Children: (334) 277-1989

Parish Hall Kitchen: (334) 277-9156

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