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..

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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 12 19 Advent: Week 4 - Peace, Christmas Mass arrangements, Parish Operating Hours over the break, Family Activities for Advent and Christmas

Advent: Week 4, Peace

It is nearly Christmas! We light the four candles on the wreath, wrap presents, catch up with friends and family and we remember that we do this in the name of Jesus, who comes to heal the world and inspires us to listen to God and live our lives in response to God’s hopes for us. Find out more at Advent: Week 4, Peace.

Christmas Mass arrangements

Chirstmas Mass arrangements, including booking and streaming details are now posted at www.holyspiritparish.org.au/Mass-Times/Christmas-Services-2020. Bookings are open.

Christmas Masses Helpers

Your Parish needs you!

With Covid restrictions in mind, we need several volunteers to help at each Mass. We want everyone to feel welcome, to feel that they belong to an active, vibrant community, and to return home knowing that they have experienced the joy and peace that Christ wants everyone to have.

At each Mass we need:

  • 3 Special Ministers
  • 1 Reader
  • 6 Welcomers
  • 1 Laptop operator
  • 1 CD operator
  • 4 people to Clean-up/reset after each Mass

If you would like to help, please email Jenny Philp with details of which Mass you would like to attend, the role you can assist with and your preferred contact number. Jenny will then contact you.

Christmas Carols Family Special

I know you will all be wanting to sing Christmas Carols so please tune into the Archdiocese Christmas Carol Event on Sunday 20th Dec at 7 p.m. for friends and family. Watch it on Channel 31 (Digital TV Channel number 44) or stream from youtube.com/ARCHMELB. Refer: Jesus is Christmas, Carols Special for more details.

Arrangements Over Christmas and through January: Parish Office Hours, January Masses, Father's holidays

Please note: the office will be closed between Christmas and New Year. Emergency calls can be made to the parish mobile number 0434 224 483. It will be checked for messages daily and any urgent matters will be dealt with.

Fr Arsenio will be taking a short break during January. He will celebrate the weekend Masses as usual, but is not available during the week. The last weekday Masses for 2020 will be celebrated on Wednesday 23 December. Weekday Masses will resume on Friday 22nd January 2021. Bookings for the weekday Masses will be via trybooking as of this date. The link is https://www.trybooking.com/BNPRE.

Wishing everyone a peace filled joyous Christmas!


2020 12 12 Advent: Week 3 - Joy, Christmas Mass arrangements, Christmas Carols Event, Children's Reflection, Family Activities

Advent: Week 3, Joy

This week we light three candles in the Advent wreath. We are reminded that the ancient peoples longed for someone to come to them and give them hope for a better way of living. We are reminded of our own hopes and longings as we prepare for Christmas. Find out more at Advent: Week 3, Joy.

 

Christmas Mass arrangements

Chirstmas Mass arrangements, including booking and streaming details are now posted at www.holyspiritparish.org.au/Mass-Times/Christmas-Services-2020. Bookings will open on Tuesday 15th December at 9 a.m.

Christmas Masses Helpers

Your Parish needs you!

With Covid restrictions in mind, we need several volunteers to help at each Mass. We want everyone to feel welcome, to feel that they belong to an active, vibrant community, and to return home knowing that they have experienced the joy and peace that Christ wants everyone to have.

At each Mass we need:

  • 3 Special Ministers
  • 1 Reader
  • 6 Welcomers
  • 1 Laptop operator
  • 1 CD operator
  • 4 people to Clean-up/reset after each Mass

If you would like to help, please email Jenny Philp with details of which Mass you would like to attend, the role you can assist with and your preferred contact number. Jenny will then contact you.

Christmas Carols Family Special

I know you will all be wanting to sing Christmas Carols so please tune into the Archdiocese Christmas Carol Event on Sunday 20th Dec at 7 p.m. for friends and family. Watch it on Channel 31 (Digital TV Channel number 44) or stream from youtube.com/ARCHMELB. Refer: Jesus is Christmas, Carols Special for more details.

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

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.