Holy Spirit Parish Online - How we stay connected

Online resources such as Masses, Prayers, Newsletters, Next Zoom (Wed 02/12 5:00 p.m. then t.b.a.)

Online Resource were last updated on Wednesday 30 September, 10:00 p.m..

Register for our weekly Parish News email by sending a request to: RingwoodNorth@cam.org.au (Click for a pro forma email)

Following is a log of announcements that have been made since our lock down journey.

More specific online resources can be found here.

Covid 19 Updates

2020 11 28 Advent - Week 1, Increased Church Numbers, Confirmation 2020, Children's Reflection, Family Activities

Advent - Week 1 - Hope

As we Light the first candle on the Advent wreath.
We watch and wait. To this waiting time we bring the experiences of the year past.
This circle of green reminds us of the love of God endless, but ever new.
As we focus on the candle, what memories of the year rise up for us?

Increased Church Numbers - new booking arrangements

With the further relaxation of restrictions, Holy Spirit Church weekend mass capacity has increased to 45 and bookings are taken electronically. Holy Spirit weekday mass arrangments are unchanged except for the booking times. St. Gerard's mass arrangements are unchanged. Refer www.holyspiritparish.org.au/Mass-Times/Weekly-Services for more details.

Confirmation 2020

Due to the onset of the pandemic, our planned Confirmation Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in April was cancelled. Archbishop Comensoli has now given Fr Arsenio permission to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation upon our Grade 6 students. This will take place over the next 2 weekends, with a small number of candidates and their parents attending each of the weekend Masses on 5/6 December and 12/13 December. This will be a very joyous and special celebration for the candidates and their families after such a long and uncertain year. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and on behalf of the Parish Community, congratulations!

Children's Week Activity: "Just as I have loved you"

As people of faith strive to live by Jesus’ message to his disciples: ‘Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.’ (John 13:34) Jesus’ commandment reminds us that we are each loved by God, who created us in his own image and likeness. We are then invited to show that same love to our neighbours – within our families, our local parish, school communities and the wider community.

How to participate
To celebrate Children’s Week this year, we are inviting all children and young people (from the ages of 4 years to 17) to participate in an activity. We want you to share with us what the words “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34) mean to you through a drawing or artwork (mixed media).

Entries should include the completed submission form and can be sent to


2020 11 21 Advent Discussion Group, Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series, Children's Reflection, Family Activities

Christmas Masses

Christmas Masses will be held at Holy Spirit and Park Orchards.  We are expecting an update from the government and DHHS on 6th December and then the Archbishop's office shortly thereafter.  Once we have these, we will update you and ask you to pass them on to your fellow parishioners, friends and family.

Advent Discussion Group

Jacinta will be leading an Advent discussion group via Zoom on Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. — 12 noon commencing Wednesday 25th November. Once again we will be using the Diocese of Wollongong resource "Adore". If you cant join the zoom chat, you may like to get a booklet for private reflection during Advent. Copies of the booklet can be dropped into your letterbox. To register for the discussion group and request a booklet, please call Jacinta on 0434 224 483.

The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series

The series consists of 10 weekly sessions of 15-20 minutes duration, continuing each Sunday until Christmas. We hope this experience of gathering for prayer will encourage families in this time when they cannot gather for parish celebrations of Eucharist. It is produced by Proclaim: The Office for Mission Renewal at the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The latest episode and back episodes are available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP4Pb34ThQ34InNPfqs1fCtAmggV0fewQ

Children's Reflection, Family Activities

Click to find a Children's reflection page plus other details of interesting things to do together as family.


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Welcome to Holy Spirit Parish

Welcome to our Parish Website. This parish is situated at Ringwood North in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The Holy Spirit Parish Vision

AT HOLY SPIRIT PARISH WE ARE AN INVITING COMMUNITY
INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, WELCOMING EVERYONE
TO WORSHIP, GROW, BELONG AND SERVE TOGETHER
AS DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

We aim to make our parish a missionary parish based on the five pillars of Church life - Worship, Evangelization, Discipleship, Community and Ministry. To actualise this dream we are currently working on Divine Renovation based on Alpha.

Since its inception in 1972, Holy Spirit Parish has moved through many stages of development and today continues to strive to be a vibrant community of faith within the Archdiocese. The number of people involved in the sacramental and outreach programmes helps us to bear witness to Christ in our day today life.

We invite you to become part of Holy Spirit parish family by worshiping at Holy Mass, participating in our many activities and service opportunities, and giving your time and talent. Please feel free to come and visit us or contact the parish office if you require further assistance.

Reflections

Advent - Prepare

Saturday 28th November 2020

Advent - Prepare

There is a note of high hope about this Advent season, Mark 13:31-37,. It proclaims the message that God has not abandoned His people. And we are to wait in joyful hope for our Lord and Saviour to be revealed. Echoed and re-echoed throughout the readings is the warning 'Be on guard, stay awake because you never know when the time will come'. To be found wanting and unworthy of the kingdom on that occasion will be painfully frustrating. The real challenge of Advent is to prepare ourselves in body and soul for that great moment, by letting God's presence and power get to work in our lives.


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Recent Parish News, Events

Holy Spirit Parish Child Safeguarding Committee 2020

The attached introduces the Holy Spirit Parish Child Safeguarding Committee 2020. At Holy Spirit Child Safeguarding is a priority for all of us. When we can gather together we will introduce the committee at our parish masses in person.

Thank you to those who have joined the committee and everyone for their commitment to Child Safeguarding.

See the committee here.


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Today's Readings

Today's readings are provided by Melbourne Catholic, a publication of the Communications Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.