Festival choir to launch in time for the Solemnity of the Assumption

Mary C. Weaver Music and liturgy, Music for Mass, Parish News

We’re launching a festival choir to help us celebrate special feasts of the liturgical year with greater joy and solemnity. This choir–open to singers ages 12 and up (preferably those who can read music)–will join with the parish’s other choirs to sing some of the music at the primary English Mass (ordinary form) and the Latin Mass (extraordinary form) for …

Music for English Masses on June 20, the 12th Sunday in ordinary time

Mary C. Weaver Music and liturgy, Music for Mass, Parish News

Click to download the program for the 8 and 10 a.m. English Masses on June 20, 2021 Click to see the readings for the day. Introit: 8 a.m.: The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, O Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them forever. (Psalm 28:8-9) …

Parish Picnic Photos

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News, Parish Photos

This year’s parish picnic was wonderful. Father Bill wanted to share this message with everyone: “It was wonderful to see such a great turnout our Pentecost Parish Picnic (200+).  Thank you to all who worked to make it such a great success!” -Fr. Bill Here are Jim Richmond’s photos for you to enjoy.

Bishop Revises Decree: Hymnals and Holy Water

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News

June 1 Revised Decree: Use of Hymnals and Holy Water Effective Sunday, June 6, Bishop Stika allows Holy Water fonts to be refilled and permits the use of hymnals at Mass. Download the decree May 18 decree: Restoration of Obligation to attend Mass and Face Masks Effective today, Bishop Stika decreed that beginning Pentecost Sunday face masks will be optional …

Improved Security at the Church

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News

On Tuesday, May 18, Fr. Bill sent an email to everyone subscribed to our clergy mailing list regarding his plan for improving security at Holy Ghost. If you are not subscribed to his email list, which he uses sparingly to distribute important news and other information, you can subscribe here. Here is the text of Father’s email: Dear Friends in …

Vacation Bible School Registration

Priscilla McKinney Parish News, Uncategorized

Vacation Bible School  Cat. Chat’s “Marvelous Mystery – The Mass Comes Alive” Vacation Bible School is coming to Holy Ghost the week of June 14-18! Kids will develop a new appreciation for the Catholic Mass and will deepen their love for Jesus in the Eucharist through faith teachings, catchy music, fun games, crafts, and more! VBS will be from 8:30am-12pm, …

Photos of the May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News, Uncategorized

There was a special procession and May crowning immediately following the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 2, led by our first communicants. For centuries, the month of May has been a traditional month to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with crowns of flowers, pilgrimages, and several celebratory feast days. Just as we honor our own biological mothers on Mother’s …

Men of the Cross Videos

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News

The Knights of Columbus recently hosted an online men’s conference called “Men of the Cross.” Here are the links for each of the recorded sessions: Men of the Cross YouTube Video Links Video 01. Michael McCusker – Welcome & Opening Remarks https://youtu.be/GYPc45nWzL0   Video 02. Jimmy Dee – Introduction (7 Attributes of Spiritual Health) https://youtu.be/wbek4EwdVfM   Video 03. Dr. Jonathan …