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This Week at Holy Spirit
For the week of January 10, 2021

Parish News

Statement from Archbishop Hartmayer Regarding the Violence at the Capitol

"I join my brother bishops as well as other civil and religious leaders in condemning the violence at the nation’s Capitol this week. At this moment, I call on all people of good will to commit to prayer for a peaceful transition as President-elect Joe Biden takes office and new members of Congress are sworn in. I pray for the safety of our elected officials, their staff, the security teams and those in attendance.

Our founding fathers set up a system for the peaceful transfer of power. What happened this week was a direct attack upon the very principles upon which this nation was founded.

Catholic social teaching helps us focus our efforts on building a just society. In it, we are urged to recognize, respect and nurture the inherent dignity of each and every person. Violence has no place in this work.

The divisive rhetoric we have witnessed during these last few months is corrosive and dangerous. I call on our Catholic community to commit to words and acts of peace and justice.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in its explanation of Catholic Social teaching, tells us “how we organize our society -- in economics and politics, in law and policy -- directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community.” Our efforts to engage public leaders and seek a just society for all must recognize the human dignity of all, even those with whom we disagree."

Miniature Replicas of Sculpture for Sale

Miniature replicas of Timothy Schmalz’s “Angels Unawares” sculpture are available for sale. Orders may be placed online, and pick up is in the parish office only (no shipping is available). The replicas are $89.99 and measure 5.5”h x 6.5”w x 5”d. All proceeds benefit the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Georgia Chapter, the non-profit organization which supports restoration efforts for the Vatican Museums and brought the sculpture to Atlanta. Limited quantities are available. For questions, please contact Kim Schulman.

 

The inspiration of the work arises from Hebrews 13:2: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”. This solid resin-stone cast is coated in a realistic bronze finish and is mounted on a solid matt black base. Timothy Schmalz personally sculpts every original small masterpiece complete with his signature or monogram. Each replica is detailed by hand to the exacting standards of this modern day master sculptor.

Weekly Parish Bulletin

Please click here to download a digital version 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:  www.hsccatl.com/live. The hymns for the upcoming weekend are posted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Culture of Invitation

Inauguration and Blessing with Archbishop Hartmayer Tomorrow

Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Georgia Chapter, along with Holy Spirit Preparatory School and Holy Spirit Catholic Church, are sponsoring Timothy Schmalz’s "Angels Unawares" sculpture through February 3rd. Parishioners are invited to the inauguration and blessing with Archbishop Hartmayer tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12th, at 1:30 p.m. We hope you will join us in person, but we will also livestream the event on the website and on Facebook.

To learn more about "Angels Unawares", please click here.

Holy Spirit College News

Holy Spirit College Spring Classes

Holy Sprit College is pleased to offer two courses this spring:

  • Introduction to Sacred Scripture
    Taught by Fr. Paul Burke, JCL from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. via Zoom, on Monday mornings beginning January 11 and going through May. Audit fee:  $300
  • Basic Catechist Certification Class
    Offered on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. beginning January 23 (10 weeks) Fee:  $100

For more information or to register, please contact Kim Schulman at 404-252-4513. 

Deepening Your Prayer Life

Guardians Needed for Sunday Morning Adoration

We are excited to resume adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday mornings in mid January. Because of Covid restrictions, we will not have the Eucharistic Procession from the Church. Instead we will have a simple exposition in St. Mary’s Chapel at 9:30 a.m., with Adoration until 12:30 p.m. We are in need of at least two guardians per hour in order to offer Adoration, and volunteers may commit to serving one Sunday per month (or more if desired). Please sign up using Adoration Pro. For questions, contact Christy Wulz. To learn more about Adoration at Holy Spirit, please visit https://hsccatl.com/adoration.