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 >

Chalice Sharing Program

For the month of December, Holy Spirit will be participating in the St. Paul Seminary Chalice Sharing Program. Begun by Msg. Callaghan, rector of the St. Paul Seminary in the spring of 2015, this program offers a unique prayer opportunity between parishes of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese and the seminary. Members of Holy Spirit’s Youth High School Council... Read More >

From the Parish Journal: Summer Blood Drive a Success

This summer a group of seven Holy Spirit volunteers coordinated and hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive. The drive was on Saturday June 11th, for eight hours. The group collected forty-two units of blood for the regional blood supply. It is difficult to quantify the value of blood in monetary terms, but donations made can be life-saving. By donating blood, donors are doing works mercy for those... Read More >

National Day of Prayer for Peace In Our Communities

Friday, Sept. 9 is the feast of Saint Peter Claver and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has designated it as a National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. It is in response to recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, including ours. Archbishop Hebda will lead a public prayer service at 7 p.m. on... Read More >

Hebda Offers Mass of Justice and Peace

The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, will offer a Mass of Justice and Peace on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. In light of the growing tensions in the community following the tragic death of Philando Castile on Wednesday evening, the 5:15 Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Paul will be a “Mass for the... Read More >