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.

 

Holy Hour
for our Country:

Join us every Tuesday at 7pm at St. Peter’s Church for a Holy Hour in which we will pray for our country. We will pray a Litany of Saints from America, invoke the intercessions of the Guardian Angel of America, and other prayers.

 

Respect Life

“God permits no evil in the world without a proportionate reason. Given the magnitude of this practical atheism in the modern world, we should be confident that God will mysteriously draw immense good from the evil of abortion.”

~ Father John A. Hardon, S.J., The Pro-Life Movement and the Catholic Church

We pray that all people may know the dignity of the human person, wonderfully made by God our Father and destined for eternal life with Him.

 

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.

 

MOSJ Outback Weekend March 9-11, 2018
Camp Grace, Mobile, AL

The Men of St. Joseph (MOSJ) offer this unique, spirit filled adventurous retreat. The retreat is a high octane, two-person encounter that incorporates several reflective talks with outdoor activities. This is about building, restoring and strengthening relationships.  Will include the celebration of Mass, adoration, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The cost to attend is $295 for a husband/wife or parent/teen pair… and now engaged couples! Register at www.mosjoutback.com.

 

Volunteers Needed: St. Jude Social Services

If you would like to help, in any way, Please contact Sr. Barbara  at 334-265-6791.

Interested in Volunteering at the Soup Kitchen? Volunteers are need every Saturday morning. Call 334-265-6791.

 

River Region Catholic Seniors Pilgrimage to Blessed Trinity Shrine

Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center March 13, 2018

 Join us March 13th as we depart from Perry Hill Shopping Center at 7:45am and make our way to BTSR in Fort Mitchell, AL.  Hear a presentation of the history of the Missionary Cenacle Family and Father Judge as he brought the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity  to Alabama.  There will be a Healing Blessing service and well as Reconciliation, prayer time, Gift shop and Library.  Pilgrimage to the Grotto praying the Rosary and outdoor Stations of the Cross.  Cost is $55 per person, includes Lunch.  Send fee to Royce Cook, 319 Foxhall Road, Pike Road, AL  36064.Questions, call Barbara Brienza 334-277-5025

 

40 Days For Life

February 14 - March 25

You’re invited to join 40 Days for Life, 40 days of prayer & fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach, to stand and peacefully pray in the public right-of-way across the street from the Montgomery abortion facility, Reproductive Health Services, 811 S. Perry St. The kick off for the campaign is Thursday, February 8 at Chappy’s Deli (Perry Hill) at 5:30pm.  Please pray and ask God if He is calling you to participate and be willing to embrace this opportunity to glorify and honor God by proclaiming the right to life for those who have on voice.

For more information,

contact Michelle Rowe, 233-4682 or 40dflmontgomery@gmail.com.

To sign up on line go to 40daysforlife.com/ Montgomery

Current Events

February 22   The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

This feast brings to mind the mission  of teacher and pastor conferred by  Christ on Peter, and continued in an  unbroken line down to the present  Pope. We celebrate the unity of the  Church, founded upon the Apostle, and renew our assent to the Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff,  extended both to truths which are solemnly defined ex cathedra, and to all the acts of the ordinary  Magisterium.

 

Lent

†  Stations of the Cross each Friday at 6:00pm

Followed by Meager Meals

 

†  Daily Mass Schedule during Lent:

8:15am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Thursday & Friday  6:30pm Wednesday

 

†   “The Light is ON for You”

Reconciliation on Wednesday’s

For 7 consecutive  Wednesdays this Lent (March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,  April 5 & 12)

From 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Fr. Driscoll or Fr. McKenna will be available in the confessional
in the back of the church

 

Catholic Relief Service

Rice Bowl

Encounter Lent In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability.  How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst?  How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?  Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

 

Keep the CRS Rice Bowl near your family dinner table during Lent so that you can refer to it each night.

 

The Church Office will be closed

Monday, February 19, 2018 in honor of President’s Day
Mass will be celebrated at 8:15am

 

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

 

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, February 21st
Breakout Session Guys: Men’s Retreat Night
Gals: Off Campus

The youth are encouraged to attend Mass at 6:30pm.

 

Life Teen for high school.

Contact: Justin Castanza at jcastanza@montgomerycatholic.org

or call 334-782-3639

 

Middle School Youth (grades 7-8)

Wednesday, February 21st
Breakout Session Guys: Men’s Retreat Night
Gals: Off Campus

The youth are encouraged to attend Mass at 6:30pm.

 

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.

 

No Children Faith Formation Classes
Sunday, Feb 18th, President’s Day Weekend

 

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

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

Sunday, Feb 18th, 9:15am in the Parish Hall “God as Creator: Heaven, Earth and Angels”


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.

 

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

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

 

Wisdom Small Group Study
9:15am in the School Library

Scripture and Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives.  In this study, we will examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible— Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—Wisdom will teach you how to actively seek out sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life.  In everything from friendships to finances, from making decisions to attending peace of mind, Scripture offers a vision for happiness and well-being. With this program, you will learn how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom, and you will experience the joy it brings to your life

 

Montgomery Area Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Looking at Jesus Face-To-Face

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: 3-4am;

Mon: 2-3am, 3-4pm;

Tues: 6-7am;

Wed: 2-3am;

Thurs: 1-2am;

Fri: 2-3pm

Sat: 9-10pm

 

Prayer Partner Needed:

Sun: 2-3pm;

Tues: 2-3pm, 6-7pm, 7-8pm;

Fri: 8-9am, 10-11pm

 

For more information, call Priscilla Berry 288-3292.

 

The Montgomery Adoration Chapel Drive for this year will be held on February 17 & 18 after all the Masses.  Please consider committing to one hour per week.  We have open hours for those who would like to have an hour alone and also hours you can chare with a prayer partner. Please stop by our table to talk to Holy Spirit Adorers after each Mass to learn more about Adoration and it’s benefits to you, your family and our community.

 

Catholic Young Adults of Montgomery

The Catholic Young Adults of Montgomery invite all Young Adults (21-39) to attend a special edition of Brewing the Faith: Trivia Night! We will meet at our usual place and time:


Monday, February 12th at 6:30pm
Cuco’s Mexican Café on Chantilly Parkway (outdoor patio)

 

To learn more about the group, go to our website:  cyamontgomery.com

 

Called To Lead
Archdiocese of Mobile Men’s Conference

Wednesday, February 21st  Holy Spirit Parish

Tickets are now on sale for the Called to Lead conference.  This is a conference for all men in the Archdiocese, aged 16 or older.  You can purchase tickets and find more information   about this exciting conference by visiting mobarchconferences.org.  The Conference will feature Father Dave Pivonka, TOR.  Fr. Dave is  a nationally known speaker and author.  He most recently produced a 14 part video series on the Holy Spirit called The Wild Goose.  Doors open at 5:00pm.  The price of tickets is $30, which includes supper.

 

“The New Atheism”

Sunday, February 25th 7pm, Parish Hall

 Join us as Rick Harris presents on the topic “The New Atheism”.  Did you know that the fastest growing belief system in the United States are people who say they don’t believe in God?  Even among believers, many live their daily lives as if God does not exist.  What are the challenges that we face as a Church in dealing with this problem?  How can we help others come to recognize the truth about God and the Catholic faith?  Come and join us for this important discussion.

 

Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services is continuing to providing low cost Immigration Services at its office in Montgomery, AL.  For further information please contact Olga White at 334-288-8890 ext.219.

Servicios Sociales Catolicos continua ofreciendo, a baja costo, servicios de Inmigraion en su oficina en Montgomery, AL.  Para informacion por favor Ilame Olga Fernandez White 334-288-8890 ext 219.

 

Moms Bible Study

New Session Starting!!! February 14th at 9:15am in the parish library. Nursery for ages 6 months—4 years will be available. Topic: Sunday reading & reflection followed by discussion on the book The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-Filled Friends by Michele Faehnle & Emily Jaminet, Ave Maria Press, 2017.  Questions, contact Laura (719) 339-0168 to order your book or purchase yourself on-line or in-stores.

 

Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday, February 25 at 12:30pm Fr. Den Irwin will be celebrating a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 725 Highway 87 (and Highway 167) Troy, AL 36079.   Everyone is welcome.

 

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) 430-4861

Parish Hall Kitchen: (334) 799-2756

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