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Naming & Commendation Rite

Posted on December 28, 2020 in: General News

Naming & Commendation Rite
Find Comfort, Healing & Hope... Saturday, January 9 at Christ, Prince of Peace Parish right after the 8 a.m. Mass  "I am the Resurrection and the life." - John 11:25 Developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the prayer service is designed to meet the needs of families whose child died before birth, for any reason, whether due to miscarriage, accident, still birth, or abortion. All are welcome despite religious background or whether the loss was recent or long ago.   Naming & Commendation will start right after the 8 a.m. Mass on S...

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Live-Streamed Christmas Masses

Posted on December 22, 2020 in: General News

We will live-stream the following Masses for Christmas.... 4 & 10 PM Christmas Eve, December 24 7:30 AM Christmas Day, December 25

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Fr. Bob's December 20 Column

Posted on December 22, 2020 in: General News

Dear Friends, Grace and peace to you! A Blessed and Merry Christmas to everyone and to your families, far and near!  May you know the joy of Jesus’ presence today and always.  May his peace reign forever! As we celebrate the birth of our Lord, I cannot help but to look back at this past year in the midst of all that we have been through individually, as a community, as a nation, as a world, and see that his gift is being lived out every day.  I look around our parish community and I see people taking care of one another, looking out for one another, and living the hope he gives in the promise ...

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Fr. Bob's December 27 Column

Posted on December 22, 2020 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Dear Friends, Grace and peace to you! As we come to the conclusion of 2020, Father Jerry and I would like to wish everyone a very blessed and happy New Year.  May your year be filled with many of God’s blessings! 2020 has been an extraordinary year to say the least. While we have all experienced unforeseen challenges and loss, it has also been a year of abundant grace.  The grace of God has been evident in so many ways in our parish community of Holy Spirit. Thank you for allowing God to work through you as we live out the mystery of his love each day. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and sup...

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Liturgy of the Word for Children at HOME
Liturgy of the Word for Children At Home: Check out the weekly Facebook posts offering a reading of the week's Gospel from the SUNDAY Book of Readings. Each reading also includes simple story-pictures that draw children into the heart of the Gospel. No more and no less. The short weekly video offers parents an opportunity to prayerfully share the Sunday story of Jesus with their children. It aims to draw children into the life of Jesus and how his Spirit can guide us in our lives today. Each video is short enough for parents to use not just on Sunday but at oppo...

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Extended Opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Saturday, December 19th This Saturday, December 19th, we will offer an extended period to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 4:30 pm.  If this timeframe is inconvenient, please contact either Father Bob or Father Jerry to schedule a time.   

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Many Hands Make Light Work!

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Many Hands Make Light Work!
We'll be decorating Church for Christmas after the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 20. Many Hands Make Light Work!  Please plan to join us.  

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Christmas Mass Schedule/Reservations
Christmas Mass Schedule.... Christmas Eve -- 4 PM, 6 PM, 10 PM Christmas Day -- 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM We are making plans to open the Parish Hall and Gym during our Christmas celebrations to accommodate those who wish to attend in person and receive Holy Communion. The Mass will be streamed to those locations in addition to the live-stream on YouTube. We need to hear from you to determine if these spaces are needed. Please email Christmas@holyspiritstl.org with your name, the Mass time, and the number of people who will be attending.  Thanks to those who ha...

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Reverse Advent Calendar

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

Reverse Advent Calendar
Reverse Advent Calendar 2020             Each day add an item to a box. Say a prayer for those in need. Thank God for all your blessings too. When you have completed this, donate the box to HandS at the Resource Center or in the HandS bins in the Gathering Space. Thank you! You can begin on the first day of Advent (November 29 - Dec. 22 or Dec. 1-24) Day 1           box of cereal Day 2           ja...

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Thank You!

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

Thank You!
Thank you!  Your generosity once again made our Giving Tree a HUGE success! Thank you so much! The HandS Organization                         

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Listening Sessions

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Listening Sessions
Listening Session update NOTE:  In Person sessions have been cancelled for now! As announced previously, we will have parish listening sessions over the next few months. The sessions will address these four questions:               1. How have you been through this pandemic?               2. How is your faith life?              3. How can we keep you engaged?   4. How do we ...

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