The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 8, 2020
Holy Day Mass Schedule
Vigil Mass—Monday, December 7, 2020
4:30 p.m. (at St. Joseph Parish, Avon Lake)
at Holy Spirit Parish
Holy Day Mass—Tuesday, December 8, 2020
8:30 a.m. (Live Streamed) (Church) and 7:00 p.m. (Church)
Holy Spirit Parish invites you to attend Mass for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Day.
This day is normally a holy day of obligation but because of Covid-19, the obligation to attend Mass has been dispensed. If you feel that you are unable to attend Mass in person, Holy Spirit Parish will broadcast the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, December 8th. Click here to watch the live-stream.
Christmas Wish List and Sharing Tree 2020
Sponsored by the Holy Spirit Ladies Guild
Handling our Christmas project during a pandemic is going to be a challenge but we have worked out a way to do it. The plan is to provide gifts for children and handicapped adults at our sister parish of St. Boniface, CRS Santa’s Workshop, 4 group homes from Our Lady of the Wayside, and 50 children whose parents are in prison. We will do all of this and still keep our parishioners and volunteers safe!
Here’s the plan:
Thank you --- all of the gift tags have been taken!
Please shop for and wrap gifts as early as possible. When the gifts are ready to return, please take them to Fr. Mosovsky Hall and our volunteers will sort them. The Hall will have signs to direct you where to place the gifts. Please return the CRS gifts by December 6 and all the other gifts no later than Monday, December 14—earlier is always a help!
Masks and social distancing are required. Our volunteers will be fewer this year, so please be patient with us.
Thank you for your generosity! This program is so important to so many children and adults. We can do this in a manner that keeps everyone safe!
Color me astounded. (I think it is a shade in the periwinkle family—and thank you, Crayola 64-pack for expanding my color recognition.) A few weeks ago in the bulletin I wrote about the need of the parish for IT work for the church and the PSR classrooms. I am happy to report that several donors—who want to be anonymous—have come to me with significant contributions towards those expenses.
There are two things that stand out for me. One is the generosity of the parishioners of Holy Spirit. This has been something I heard about before coming to Holy Spirit and have seen in my almost three years here at the parish. Significant gifts come to the parish at a frequency greater than I have a right to expect. Since one of my joys in life is getting the mail (seriously, I checked my mailbox at the seminary at least 4 times a day; the mail always promises something new to me), I see the offerings being given to the parish by people who are unable to make it to Mass. It says something that you are dedicated to making sure these donations come to the church, even if you are unable to accompany your offerings in person.
The other thing that strikes me is that many of our donors wish to remain unknown! I would gladly share who it is that helped the parish, but many—even most—do not want to be made known. Their giving is not about self-glorification, but the greater glory of God and the proclamation of Him in and through Holy Spirit Parish.
My thanks to all the parishioners, those who offer significant amounts; those who give regularly; those “widows” offering their mite—not much in the eyes of the world, but exceptional in the eyes of God. What I see is not $$$, but your dedication and support of Holy Spirit Parish, your parish. You all astound me. THANK YOU!
Rev. Charles F. Strebler
Parish Information ________
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 9:00 am | 10:30 am | 12:00 pm
Weekday Masses: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am
Holy Day and Holiday Masses refer to bulletin
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Interested in joining our parish?
Call 440.933.3777 or
Click here for registration form
Conversion by Bishop Robert Barron POSTPONED TBD
Holy Spirit Parish Mission POSTPONED TBD
St. Joseph Parish Mass Times
Address: 32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake
Saturday 4:30 PM - Live Stream, Communion offered under the tent outside
Sunday 8:30 AM - Live Stream, Communion offered under the tent outside
Sunday 11 AM - Parking Lot Mass, FM transmitter will be used to listen from your car, and speakers will be setup under the tent if you want to sit closer and bring a chair. Communion will be distributed following Mass
Daily Mass: Monday through Friday 8 AM - Communion will be offered following Mass for those who attend in person, and under the tent for those who watched from home.
Confessions: Monday, Wednesday 5 to 6 pm, and Saturday 2 to 4 pm
St. Raphael Parish Mass Times
Address: 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m.
Sun. Masses: 8 a.m. 10 a.m. 12 noon
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri Mass: 9:15 a.m
All Masses are being live streamed.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m