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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of June 24, 2019

Parish News

Early Bulletin Deadline for 4th of July

Due to the 4th of July holiday, the deadline for submissions for the July 7 bulletin will be on Monday, June 24th, at 5:00 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

Peter's Pence Special Collection

Next weekend, Sunday, June 30th, we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Please note that this contribution does not qualify as an IRS-defined charitable contribution and, as such, would not be tax deductible.

Enjoy Crêpes and Support Mission Trips

Students will be preparing homemade French crêpes next Sunday, June 30th, after the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses, as a fundraiser for their upcoming Mission trips. Enjoy crêpes with Nutella and strawberries and help the students serve those in need in St. Louis and Costa Rica.

Culture of Invitation

Healing Prayer Service

The next Healing Prayer Service will be on Tuesday, June 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel. Come experience the physical and spiritual healing power of the Holy Spirit through group prayer, scripture, praise and worship and the laying on of hands. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is not part of this service.

Holy Hour for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

All parishioners are invited to join us on Friday, June 28th, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, for a special Holy Hour in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Holy Hour will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel. 

Faith in Action

Guardians Needed for Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration takes place on the first Friday of the month from 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, except between 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday (before and during 6:00 p.m. Mass). We also have Adoration every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please consider signing up to spend time with Christ in the Eucharist. We need at least 2 guardians per hour. Sign Up Here.


Next Sunday Adoration - June 30th 

Next First Friday Adoration - July 5th

Last Week for June Food Drive

Holy Spirit Catholic Church is partnering with the Community Assistance Center (CAC) of Sandy Springs for our June Food Drive. The CAC Food Pantry receives an average of 1,200 visits per month, providing food to about 500 families a month. Collection barrels will be located in the Narthex throughout the month of June. Please click here for a food list. Thank you for your generosity. For more information, please contact Mary Konieczny


Please note that standard sized containers are best; oversized or family size containers are difficult to pack and carry for clients using public transportation (except for dry goods which can be repackaged into smaller containers). For safety reasons, canned and dry goods past the 3-month expiration date cannot be distributed.

Adult Faith Formation

Prepared Summer Series: June 26th - The Sacraments

The Sacraments communicate God’s divine life to us, but often it is hard to explain them to others. Does Baptism really make you into someone that can behold the Face of God? Does Holy Matrimony really do anything for the spouses? Is the Eucharist really God?

Join us on Wednesday, June 26th, so you too can be Prepared to talk about the Sacraments!

Register Here


Young Adult News

Young Adults Mass and Hike

All Young Adults are invited on Saturday, June 29th, for a unique day of spirituality, starting with Mass, adoration, and confession at Holy Spirit, then a hike with a brief scripture reflection on top of Preacher’s Rock along a beautiful stretch of the Appalachian Trail near Dahlonega, Georgia. Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle, because it's going to be HOT!

  8:30 a.m. - Mass in St. Mary’s Chapel
  9:00 a.m. - Adoration and Confession
10:00 a.m. - Depart for Woody Gap Trailhead (near Dahlonega)
  4:00 p.m. - Return to Holy Spirit


Contact Catherine McNeal with any questions.

Youth Ministry News

LifeTeen: Overfed by Starving

“Overfed but Starving”. All teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join us on Sunday, June 30th. This Life Night will focus on substitutes for God’s love. Please contact Sara Gillingham for more information.

Holy Spirit College News

Holy Spirit College Announces Summer Courses

Holy Spirit College is please to offer two summer classes. The first course is “Sacred Spaces:  Christian Art and Architecture from the 2nd to the 11th Century” will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., beginning July 9 and going through August 20. Facilitated by Dr. Lisa Street, this course will follow a chronological, city-centered examination of Church art and architecture through Rome, Jerusalem, Ravenna, Constantinople, Milan, and Venice.

The second course is “A Catholic Approach to Science” which meets on Thursday evenings from July 11 - August 22. Facilitated by Dr. Randal Mandock, this class will explore the distinctive natures, methods and results of scientific versus theological approaches to understanding the created universe. 

Both courses will meet in Malta Hall. The audit fee for each class is $150; $735 for credit. For more information, please visit or contact registrar Kim Schulman