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
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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