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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of September 19, 2021

Parish News

Tithing 2022 Campaign Underway

Holy Spirit’s 2022 Tithing Campaign is underway. You should have received an e-mail or letter from Msgr. Dillon last week about our Tithing Campaign. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you will participate this year. Our weekly offertory supports all of the programs and ministries of the parish and allows us to further our parish mission of  “making God’s kingdom present in the world.”

We realize that 2021 has been a trying year for so many of our parishioners, with some people reduced in income or out of work, but every pledge matters—no matter the size. What is important is that each of us contributes what we are able; each one of us gives back to God in thanksgiving for all of the blessings He has bestowed upon us. You may make your pledge either online or by using one of the pledge cards located in the pews. We thank you, in advance, for your support.


Weekly Parish Bulletin

Please click here for online versions of the weekly parish bulletin.

Downloadable Hymns for Mass

You may download a song sheet of the hymns for Mass each week on the livestream page of the parish website: The hymns for the upcoming weekend are posted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Donate to HSCC Via Venmo

Holy Spirit can accept offertory donations through Venmo. You may scan the QR code in the pew or bulletin or find us on Venmo by looking for our username @HSCC-Donation. 

Culture of Invitation

The Life of St. Pio

Mr. Luciano Laomonarca, President of the Saint Pio Foundation and guardian of the relics that will be here at Holy Spirit, will present on the life of St. Pio on Wednesday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m., in Malta Hall Learn about the saint who was known for his long hours of prayer, devotion to hearing confessions, and bearer of the five wounds of our Lord's passion on his body. Mr. Lamonarca has a special devotion to St. Pio and having received the saint's intercession, founded the Saint Pio Foundation, a non-profit charity organization dedicated to the promotion of the spiritual charism of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. As space is limited, be sure to RSVP if you will attend.

Holy Spirit to Host Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Holy Spirit will host the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) on Thursday, September 30th. We will have veneration of the relics from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Church, with a Votive Mass of St. Pio at 7:00 p.m. Archbishop Hartmayer will be the celebrant. Confessions will be available throughout the day. Learn more at We are preselling devotional items online through September 9th. Pick up will be on September 30th only.

Faith in Action

Volunteers Needed to Assist with St. Pio Relic Tour

Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks when relics of St. Pio visit Holy Spirit on Thursday, September 30th. Please consider giving of your time and talent by signing up to help here.

Annual Malta Christmas Ornament For Sale Online

Members from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta are pleased to announce the online sale of our 2021 Christmas ornament featuring the St. Joseph window in McDonough Hall. The ornaments are $30 each or $25 each for two or more ornaments. All proceeds will benefit Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. While in-person sales will not resume until Advent, you may purchase your ornament online to pick up in the parish office during regular office hours. Please allow 24 hours for processing.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Ed
The Image and Likeness

On Sunday, September 19th, Joey Martinek will discuss why abortion, homosexuality, and porn are sinful and damaging to the human person and how the Church’s teaching on these issues is rooted in charity. Learn how to view these issues in today’s culture and climate. Next week, Ron Chandonia will examine the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and how the laity should apply Catholic Social Teaching in a way that develops a properly formed conscience. He will also explore what the laity should do to live out these principles in their daily lives and how to defend these principles in such a hostile and political social climate. 


Walking With Purpose Presents "Grounded in Hope"

All women of the parish are invited to participate in an evening Scripture Study created by author Lisa  Brenninkmeyer. This dynamic study program helps women experience the transforming power of God’s unconditional love. Join them on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., beginning September 28th, in McDonough Hall. Please purchase book: For details or to register, contact or 678-861-1207. Please indicate your interest in WWP. A virtual option is also available.


Women of the Word

Women of the Word (WOW), through personal study and small group discussion, provides a place for the women of Holy Spirit Catholic Church (and beyond) to gather in prayer and fellowship while helping each other to learn God’s truth for us as written in Holy Scripture. 


When:  Tuesday mornings 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; fall study from September 21 - November 16


Where:  McDonough Hall


Virtual option:  A virtual Zoom option with be offered for those who cannot attend in person. The Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday mornings  from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from September 21 - November 16


Join the Women of the Word (WOW) for fellowship and spiritual renewal as we launch into our fall 2021 book study.  Our Discussion Guide was written by Katie Kibbe, based on Father Jacques Philippe’s book, Searching for and Maintaining Peace.  

Lighthouse Media Kiosk

Have questions about Church teaching but don’t have a lot of time? The Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk located in the Narthex contains books and CDs on a variety of topics by national renowned speakers. For a donation, you can obtain resources for yourself or to pass along to others, such as friends or family members. It’s a great and easy way to get rock-solid formation in the faith. Please keep in mind that your donations make it possible for us to sustain the kiosk.


Young Adult News

Young Adult Retreat at Camp Hidden Lake

The Holy Spirit Young Adults are gearing up for another incredible weekend at Camp Hidden Lake September 24th - 26th. Registration will close on Friday, September 10. Sign up using the Google form and then pay on the parish website. Spots are limited so grab your friends and get ready for an awesome weekend growing in faith and fellowship! Contact Kaley and Gabrielle with any questions at

Children and Family Ministry News

Mom's Group

All Moms are welcome to attend our weekly Mom’s group on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. You will have time to pray while your babies play. No need to RSVP. Please meet us in the Youth Center (two levels under St. Mary’s Chapel). Contact Kaitlyn with questions.


Holy Spirit College News

Holy Spirit College Offers Overview of Catechism Course

Have you just volunteered to teach religious education and are wondering what you have gotten yourself into? Or would you just like to know a little more about your Faith? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, consider attending Holy Spirit College's "Basic Catechetical Certification Course" this fall.


Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

September 25 - December 11


Designed in partnership with the Archdiocese of Atlanta to meet certification guidelines, this course offers catechists an in-depth look at the Catholic faith in order to prepare them better for their role as teachers of religious education to elementary aged children and adolescents. For questions, please contact Kim Schulman. For more details about class times or to enroll, please visit the College's website.