Holy Spirit Parish Online - How we stay connected

Online resources such as Masses, Prayers, Newsletters

Online Resource were last updated on Sunday 6th December, 9:30 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

2021 02 06 Masks back on, Reduced COVID 19 web updates, Children's Reflection, Family Activities

Masks back on :(

Alas, as of Thursday morning 4th February 2021, masks must be worn at all times when indoors. This change was introduced as a change to the Covid Safe Summer restrictions (refer www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19)

End of COVID 19 web updates on the web

Hi folks,

In recent months we have been progressively returning to something closer to the "old normal". As result I will discontinue posting Jacinta's weekly parish news here on the parish web site. Jacinta will still be providing weekly updates, much of which is covered in The Word, our weekly church newsletter available at https://www.holyspiritparish.org.au/The-Word-Newsletter. You can receive Jacinta's weekly parish news email directly by sending a request to: RingwoodNorth@cam.org.au (Click for a pro forma email). After this week's COVID 19 news arctile, Jacinta's email will be the only place where you can find the latest "Children's Reflection, Family Activities".

Kind regards,


Children's Reflection, Family Activities

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

2021 01 30 Pre-booking masses no longer required, Change of Mass Times, Lenten Group information, Children's Reflection, Family Activities

Pre-mass bookings are no longer required from 1st February, Change of weekend mass times

Booking prior to attendance is no longer necessary. Registration on attendance is required via the QR code or registation sheet in the Church foyer or chapel entrance. Also weekday mass times at Holy Spirit have changed to Wed and Fri at 9:15. Click https://www.holyspiritparish.org.au/Mass-Times/Weekly-Services to see more details and instructions on registration. Please call Jacinta, for Holy Spirirt, on 0434 224 483 or Ana, for St. Gerard's, on 0402 267 164, should you have questions.

Lenten Group Information

Jacinta will be hostng an online discussion group using the Diocese of Wollongong Lenten Program "Comfort", commencing on Wednesday 24th February. Discussion sessions will start at 10am. There are 9 spaces available to book. If you would like to join these Zoom chat sessions, please contact Jacinta on 0434224483 or by email: RingwoodNorth@cam.org.au.


Funeral arrangements for Mia Buskes and Gloria Thomas

Please note, in line with Covid guidelines, seating in the church is limited to 120. The Funeral Prayer Service for Mia Buskes will be celebrated on Wednesday 3rd February at 10:30am in the Holy Spirit Church. Parishioners who would like to attend can register at the church using the QR code or sign the registration sheet. Please arrive early to ensure you register and are seated well before Fr Arsenio is ready to commence.

The Requiem Mass for Gloria Thomas will be celebrated on Friday 5th February at 11am. Refer here for details regarding attendace or watching via live stream: https://www.mytributes.com.au/notice/funeral-notices/gloria-thomas/5634831/.

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


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.


Listening for God's call

Saturday 19th December 2020

Listening for God's call

Mary is at the centre of this Sunday's gospel, Luke 1:26-38, which gives us a simple but moving account of the greatest message that was ever delivered. In it we are told simply and plainly that there was a young maiden, who knelt down at the angel Gabriel's mysterious message and in the freedom of her heart, gave the total gift of herself to God saying 'be it done unto me according to thy Word.' Mary was needed by God so that He might carry out this plan for the world and send His Son among us. She was asked to cooperate with God and be the mother of Christ. The moment she said yes to the angel, salvation began and she brought that salvation to birth at Bethlehem on the first Christmas day.

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Recent Parish News, Events

Call for Nominations to the Parish Pastoral Council for 2021

Parish Pastoral Council: Its role is to advocate this Parish's mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ throughout our community. The PPC is a group of ordinary people across this Holy Spirit Community that arise together as a passionate and purposeful team that support this Parish’s future direction.

Who can be a member?
Anyone in our Holy Spirit Community can become a member. The PPC must be a diverse team representing many different activities in our Parish, coming together to share ideas.

Please consider nominating a fellow parishioner or even yourself by completeing and submitting the nomination form by 14th December 2020

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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.