Are You Our Next Girls on the Run Coach?

Are you our next Girls on the Run coach? – by Laurie Taylor Are you contemplating being a coach for Girls on the Run (GOTR)? If so, I can tell you that was exactly where I was a year ago. Would I be able to commit the time, know what I was doing and connect with the girls? I decided to take a stop into the unknown, give it a try and say YES! I worked with 3 other... Read More >

Phone Policy Changes

We are looking forward to a great school year and a successful journey with all of our students. Thank you for the support and encouragement you will provide your child as they navigate a new school year. I want to alert you to a change in our technology policy. We support each parent’s decision regarding when they feel their child is ready to take on... Read More >

Welcome, New Staff!

We are sad to say good-bye to three veteran teachers who are moving on from Holy Spirit. Amy Nelsen, Maggie Kramer, and Dave Skrypek are all on to new adventures. We will miss them and wish them only the best! That said… We are happy to welcome 3 new faculty members to Holy Spirit.  Aaron Van Hoeck is our new 3 rd grade teacher. Aaron comes to us from... Read More >

Class of 1977 Reunion

Let's Meet, Catch Up and Celebrate Yes, it's true! 40 years ago the class of 1977 graduated from grade school! Perhaps St. Mark's classmate, Mark Grogan, put it best "Nobody has better roots than us" You and your guest are cordially invited to attend a multi-school reunion to celebrate. Friday, Aug. 25 4:30... Read More >

Washing the Feet of the Disciples

"Let us cast a glance at the great drama that Saint John has unfolded in the thirteenth chapter of his Gospel – in the story of the washing of the disciples’ feet. In this scene, the evangelist sums up, as it were, the whole of Jesus’ message, his life, and his Passion. He, who is Lord, comes down to us; he lays aside the garments of glory and becomes a slave, one... Read More >

Becoming Witnesses of Jesus in Our Lives

Recently, the Pastoral Council members met with the individuals in our parish who are preparing to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. The members listened as the candidates and elect shared why they have chosen to become Catholic or complete their sacramental initiation. “I’m doing this because I believe Jesus Christ is the son of God,”... Read More >

Administrative Update

Since the departure of our Maintenance Engineer, Ed O’Connor, I want to thank parishioners Dave Staelgraeve, Chad Skally and Greg Schmitz for assisting with the mechanical maintenance needs of the parish. I also want to thank Earl Madison for the hours he donated to organize the Maintenance Room, and Jay Monogue for helping clean the Fan Room. Their assistance to our parish business... Read More >

Twin Cities March for Life - Jan. 22

Each year, pro-life Minnesotans mark the anniversary of Roe and Doe with the MCCL March for Life at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. The purpose of the march is to commemorate the lives lost to abortion (and the women and men who have been hurt as a result) and to call for renewed respect and protection for all members of the human family, including unborn children and their... Read More >

Santa's Gift to Holy Spirit

Our Parish Ministry Center and school received a special gift from Santa this year—new carpeting in the common areas of the building! Through a generous donation, we have finally been able to replace the original carpeting that was installed at the time of the new addition. The flooring is school-grade large carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are the new form of carpet used in... Read More >

Fatima Devotion

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima. Among the simple messages Mary gave the three peasant children in Portugal was to practice the first Saturday devotion. On December 10, 1925 Our Lady promised Sister Lucia she would “assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who on the first Saturdays of five consecutive... Read More >