As we journey through Advent to Christmas,
there will be a series of readings and
reflections for each week. Click on the appropriate candle in the
Advent wreath for the readings and
reflection for that week.
HSP CAMPAIGN 2014
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INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE 2014.
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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS
Through the generosity of the Portz family,
the Dubuque Racing Association, and numerous
Holy Spirit Parish members, the new sound
system for Holy Ghost Church was installed in
September of 2013. This system greatly
enhances the quality of the music and
scripture that is enjoyed by all of our
parish members and welcome guests.
Our Campaign continues. We have now heard from 464 households who have pledged $522,418. That is an increase of $46,254 over last year. We are now at 46% of our goal. This past week we reached out to those who have not yet responded. We shared how blessed we are to have so many growing ministries. We have sent the largest contingent in our history of youth from Holy Spirit to the National Catholic Youth Conference this year. Our Faith Formation Commission has organized three parish retreats. The number of new liturgical and volunteer ministries that parish members have offered to be involved in has grown by 30%. The number of parish members who visit those who are in care facilities or homebound continues to grow. And you were recently sent the fourth edition of our Life in the Spirit newsletter. This is just to name a few of the exciting things happening at Holy Spirit Parish. At this special time of year, when we take a moment to remember and give thanks for the bountiful gifts we have each been blessed with, it is also a good time to think about giving back. Our goal may seem large, but with everyone doing just a little, we can achieve our goal and more.