Founded June 10, 1977

Upcoming Events


Our Library is under construction. If you have a Library Book and would like to return it,  please do so in the marked box in the Gallery!


Sunday Nursery IS OPEN

Sunday Nursery is now OPEN


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.


Baptism Preparation Class

Monday, October 16th

7:00pm in the Church


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 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


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.


Come and See

Come and See Day Benedictine Sisters November 11, 2017 Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL  If you are a single, Catholic woman who is curious about the Benedictine way of seeking God, we invite you to come spend some time with the Sisters to learn about our life together and to ask questions of the Sisters.   For information or reservations please contact  Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB at (256) 615-6114


Senior Spirits Italian Dinner Fest

Tuesday, October 24th

Cocktails at 6:00pm and a wonderful Gourmet Italian Dinner at 6:30pm

in the Parish Hall. Enjoy Italian Cabaret Entertainment. “The Merry Mandolins” with Mary Conversino Cost is $17.00 per person. Make reservations by sending check to : Royce Cook, 319 Foxhall Rd. Pike Road, AL 36064 before noon Monday, October 23.

Questions call Royce 334-272-7120 or Barbara Brienza 334-277-5025


Society of
St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul is purchasing turkeys for families in need. If your family would like to purchase a turkey, please donate $20.00 for the Thanksgiving boxes and send to the office marked SVDP turkeys. Thank you for helping us serve those in need.


Respect Life

“We must listen to God, who speaks to us. Having a well-formed conscience doesn’t mean we have all the answers to the complex problems in the world, but it does mean that we are sensitive to the needs and struggles of other people.”


~ USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities; “Understanding Conscience.”

We pray that God may grant us the eyes to see and the hearts to love those who need us to walk with them in times of suffering.


Flowers to Honor

Our Blessed Mother

In Memory of ….Mary Nell Pecot

If you would like to donate flowers for our Blessed Mother in honor of someone special, please take an envelope located in the Vestibule of the church and return in the collection or to the parish office.


Archdiocese Event!


An adventurous Retreat for Husbands & Wives and Parents & Teens

October 27-29, 2017

Camp Grace, Mobile AL

For more information or registration, visit


Volunteers are needed!


Have office skills? Answer the phone, greet clients at front desk, make copies, file, or assist with statistics and reports on a monthly basis.

Want to work one-on-one with a mom-to-be? Participate in COPE’s parenting program, Earn While You Learn. Volunteers go over worksheets with young moms, help them shop, or teach parenting skills.

Call 264-9143

Help our ministry to save babies!


Holy Spirit Parish Hispanic Ministry

Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Social

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The program begins with Spanish Mass at 3:00pm Hispanic food potluck social afterwards in the parish hall. Parishioners representing Spanish speaking countries will adorn tables displaying their cultural heritage, dress in cultural attire and share the music typical of their country. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate with us.


Holy Land Goods
for Sale

October 28 & 29

A missionary Group from Bethlehem will be visiting our parish to talk about the Christian Families in the Holy Land and sell religious articles made out of olive wood. Proceeds from this sale will help support the poor Catholic families in the Holy Land. We appreciate your support.


Discerning diocesan Priesthood

If you are open to learn more about Diocesan Priesthood and asking the loard if this might be his plan for you...join us.


Dates are Tuesdays from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center of Saint Bede Parish,

3870 Atlanta HWY,

Montgomery, AL 36109.

RSVP by email to


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Current Events

Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday, October 29 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,

Everyone is welcome.


Save the Date

November 5th, Parish Picnic!!!

October 20 Saint Paul of the Cross

St. Paul of the Cross was born in 1694. His infancy and youth were spent in great innocence and piety. He was inspired from onhigh to found a congregation; in an ecstacy he beheld the habit which he and his companions were to wear. After consulting his director, Bishop Gastinara of Alexandria in Piedmont, he reached the conclusion that God wished him to establish a congregation in honor of the Passion of Jesus Christ. In 1720, the bishop vested him with the habit that had been shown to him in a vision, the same that the Passionists wear at the present time. St. Paul built his first monastery near Obitello. Sometime later he established a larger community at the Church of St. John and Paul in Rome. For fifty years St. Paul remained the indefatigable missionary of Italy. God lavished upon him the greatest gifts in the supernatural order, but he treated himself with the greatest rigor, and believed that he was a useless servant and a great sinner. His saintly death occurred at Rome in the year 1775.


Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Monthly Parish Breakfast

Sunday, October 15th

After 8:00 am Mass, in the Parish Hall

Come join us for fun, food and fellowship!


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


Adult Choir Practice

Adult Choir Practice

Wednesdays at 7pm

Contact Mary Conversino at 270-8234


High School Youth Group (grades 9-12)

Wednesday, October 18th, 7:00-8:30pm

Christ in the Capitol

The youth are encouraged to attend Mass beforehand

at 6:30pm. Dinner is served at 7pm.


Life Teen for high school.

Contact: Justin Castanza at

or call 334-782-3639


Middle School Youth (grades 7-8)

Wednesday, October 18th, 7:00-8:30pm

Christ in the Capitol

The youth are encouraged to attend Mass beforehand

at 6:30pm. Dinner is served at 7pm.


Edge is for 7th and 8th grade students.

Contact Gordon Talbot at

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 for registration or if you have any questions.



Box of Joy

We are partnering with Cross Catholic Outreach for the Box of Joy program. This is a fun and simple hands-on mission project for all ages (kids from 2 to 102!) to pack a shoe box with various items that will be sent to children oversees. Many of these children have never received a Christmas present before. If you’d like to part cipate, boxes will be available in the Gallery. Pick up a box and fill with items listed on the attached brochure. Return the filled box to the church anytime before Sunday October 22nd. Contact Charity Firestone at with

any questions.


Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

9:15am - 10:30am - Join us between Masses on Sunday mornings.

“Theology as Science and Truth”

Join us between Masses on Sunday mornings.

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 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.


In Vino Veritas

Sunday, October 15th at 7:00pm in the parish hall

Faith in God in a Faithless Age

2017-2018 Inaugural In Vino Veritas Lecture

Please join us on Sunday, October 15th at 7:00pm in the parish hall as we welcome Dr. Michael Hanby for our first lecture of the season. Dr. Hanby comes to us from Washington, DC where he is an Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family at the Catholic University of America. Professor Hanby previously held teaching positions at both Villanova and Baylor Universities. He has authored 2 books and has published articles in First Things and The Federalist. His 2015 article in First Things, 'The Civic Project of American Christianity," was an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the public significance of Christianity in America and the Church's proper response to our changing cultural situation. His work has also appeared in academic journals such as Communio, Pro Ecclesia, Modern Theology, and Theology Today and in numerous edited volumes. The event should be an enriching one for all!


Confirmation Meeting

6:30pm in the School Gym

Confirmation: December 9, 2017 at 2:30pm

Questions: Charity Firestone call 509-389-0399


Catholic Young Adults of Montgomery

Invite all young adults (21-39) to please join us for the following events:

Backyard Bonfire & Potluck

Sunday, October 22, 4:30pm

Carrie & Jake Blockers’ House

100 Plantation Road, Wetumpka, AL 36093

Bring your own beer/wine and lawn chairs. If your last name begins with : A-I, please bring a side dish; J-Q, please bring a main dish, R-Z please bring a dessert. Kids are welcome.


“The Mass: Heaven on Earth”

Thursday, October 26 at 5:30pm at St. Peter Catholic Church

Fr. Sofie will give an explanation of the Mass, followed by daily Mass and a spaghetti dinner provided by the Knights of Columbus Council #893. This is a great opportunity for all Catholics and non-Catholics to answer any questions about the Mass. If you are interested in getting involved with the Catholic Young Adults of Montgomery group, please go to our website: or you can email any questions.


Save the Date !

Seafood Dinner & Draw-Down to Benefit COPE Pregnancy Center

$10,000 in Cash Prizes

Saturday, October 28, 2017 6:30p

Dolly Barranco Center at Montgomery Catholic, 5350 Vaughn Road, Montgomery. Tickets are $100 each and Includes Dinner for 2 $75 tax-deductible donation. May bring your own beer or wine! Only 300 tickets to be sold. Contact Karen in the Church office to purchase your ticket today!



Confirmation Retreat for all who will be confirmed

December 9th

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 9am—1pm

Parents, please join us from 12pm-1pm. Sponsors are invited to join us too.

+Lunch will be served+

Please RSVP to let us know how may adults will becoming.

Or text 509-389-0399


40 Days for Life

From September 27 –November 5, 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. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to be a Prayer Volunteer, please contact: Michelle Rowe, 40 Days for Life Campaign Coordinator: 334-233 -4682 or To sign up ONLINE go to:


Moms Bible Study

Expectant Moms & Moms of all ages!

Children are welcome!

Wednesdays 9:15am

(Sessions will be held at study members’ homes; Subsequent meeting starting October 4 will be held near the Holy Spirit Parish Hall)

Contact Laura Chighizola

Alisabeth “Beth” Miller


Saints & Sinners Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

To benefit Catholic Social Services Montgomery

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00am

Auburn University Montgomery, Intramural Building. Preregister NOW at Ghost Runner options are available. Don’t miss out on the fun!


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;

Mon: 2-3am, 3-4pm, 6-7pm; Tues: 12-1pm;

Wed : 2-3am; Fri: 10-11pm; Sat: 10-11pm

Prayer Partner Needed: Sun: 2-3pm; Mon: 6-7pm;

Tues: 12-1pm, 2-3pm, 6-7pm, 7-8pm; Fri: 10-11pm;

Sat: 10-11pm


For more information, call Priscilla Berry 288-3292.


Holy Spirit Parish

A Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama




Holy Spirit Catholic Church

8570 Vaughn Road

Montgomery, Alabama 36117




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







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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