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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of September 16, 2019

Parish News

2020 Tithing Campaign

“Give and it will be given to you; a good measure, pressed down,

Shaken together, and running over will be poured into your lap;

For the measure with which you measure will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)


This past weekend ws Commitment Weekend. We are grateful to those who have pledged to our 2020 Tithing Campaign in support of our parish. If you have not yet made your pledge, you may make your pledge online. If you would prefer to turn in a pledge card, there are some additional ones available in the Narthex. We tithe in response to God’s generosity in our lives. Please prayerfully consider how you will participate this year.

Culture of Invitation

Wednesday Night Dinner

Our dinner on Wednesday, September 18th, will be catered by Pero’s and feature pasta, meatballs, sausage, salad, rolls and dessert. The cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with a family maximum of $30. Please RSVP online no later than midnight on Monday, September 16th. Dinner will be served in McDonough Hall at 6:30 p.m., following the 6:00 p.m. Mass in St. Mary’s Chapel.

Divorce & Remarriage: The Annulment Process Explained

Join Msgr. Edward J. Dillon and Deacon Allen Underwood on Sunday, September 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. as they explain the Church Tribunal and the Annulment process in McDonough Hall B. Few topics are more sensitive than ecclesiastical declarations of nullity, or, in common language, “annulments.” While recognizing that with the exchange of marital vows God takes two persons and makes them one flesh, the Church knows that there are times when an element necessary for a valid marriage is missing. With divorce and remarriage so prevalent in our times, this presentation will be informative for all parishioners as they support friends and family.

Faith in Action

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home Raffle Tickets On Sale in Narthex NEXT Weekend

Each year the Auxiliary of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Cancer Home sponsors a fundraising event to help the Sisters at the home with the hospice’s medical supply fund. Major prizes for this year’s drawing include $500 cash, two night stay at Westin Jekyll Island and a Ring Video Doorbell 2 (with a one year protection plus).


But, the raffle is not about the prizes! It’s about supporting the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne who care for those with incurable cancer who are unable to pay for adequate nursing elsewhere. OLPH is particularly special to Holy Spirit because the Sisters allowed Fr. Fallon to convalesce at the cancer home a few years ago following his heart surgery. Additionally, Fr. Paul Burke, our former parochial vicar, serves as the OLPH chaplain.


Tickets are $5.00 for a book of six tickets and may be purchased online with a minimum order of $25. We will fill out your name and phone number for you on all online sales.

Volunteers from the Women's Club will be in the Narthex next weekend, September 21st and 22nd, after all Masses selling tickets. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation - Fall Offerings

Please be sure to review our Adult Faith Formation webpage for a comprehensive overview and registration information of our robust programmatic offerings for adults.

Young Adult News

Young Adults Host Wine and Cheese

Holy Spirit's Young Adult Ministry is hosting a Wine and Cheese on Friday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m. in McDonough Hall. Please bring your favorite wine and enjoy meeting new friends.

Holy Spirit College News

Holy Spirit College Offers "Bioethics in the Catholic Tradition" Taught by Fr. Paul Burke, J.C.L.

THEO 365 – Bioethics in the Catholic Tradition | Fr. Paul A. Burke, J.C.L.
Cathedral of Christ the King* | Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
September 19 - October 24

Bioethics in the Catholic Tradition considers the ethical principles and values relevant to life and their application to the use of technology (particularly medical technology) to maintain, extend, and even produce human life. This course will explore foundational and current issues in bioethics in light of Catholic tradition and teaching. It will provide students with an understanding of bioethics main terms and concepts, as well as decision-making procedures that students can use to discern and defend moral courses of action. Our two main areas of consideration are life’s beginning—reproductive ethics—and life’s end, but we will also apply our analyses to such questions as organ donation and human experimentation. These discussions will be particularly relevant on a practical level; most of us will face them in some form in our individual lives, and bioethical questions face all of us as a society. The cost of the course is $99. To register, contact Kim Schulman.

*The Cathedral of Christ the King is located at 2699 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305