IGNITE - Bulletin for Sunday, November 20, 2022
Sunday, November 20 -
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
This is a big week — for lots of reasons:
1: It begins with the
Feast of Christ the King
always the last Sunday of each liturgical year. Having been the founding pastor of Christ the King and there for 34 years, this feast always is special to me and filled with so many wonderful memories. The entire liturgical year comes to a magnificent climax in proclaiming that Jesus Christ is King of the universe and, as promised, one day there will be one Kingdom. Enjoy our beautiful liturgies this weekend.
2: It’s the week of
. This national holiday is one of my favorites and I think also of many others as it still is a lot less commercial than many other holidays. And the emphasis is on family and food! Enjoy this wonderful time with your family, relatives and friends. Of course, my family is all here in Las Vegas; so we have a big get-together with all the trimmings of a delicious Thanksgiving dinner! We enjoy the day and we get very competitive — in a friendly way — with our card games.
to celebrate Thanksgiving: Wednesday,
November 23, at 6pm
and on Thursday,
November 24, at 7:30 am
. This holiday is an American holiday, not a Catholic holy day of obligation. So, those who attend are doing so not out of any obligation, but simply starting the Thanksgiving holiday by going to church and giving thanks to God. Hope to see many of you there.
3: Next Sunday, then, is the
First Sunday of Advent
. This year’s Advent is really unique for several reasons: a) It’s a full 28-day Advent — the longest it can be. This doesn’t happen too regularly. The last time was 2016 and the next time is 2033! The shortest Advent is only 22 days long which will happen next year!
b) We are on two liturgical cycles: one for Sundays and one for weekdays. The Sunday Cycle is 3 years long — simply called year A or B or C. The Weekday Cycle is 2 years long — called year 1 or 2. So, the beginning of each cycle is appropriately year A and year 1. It’s not too often that these two cycles begin in the same year; but this year is the case. This Advent begins Sunday Cycle A and Weekday Cycle 1. This only happens every six years.
c) These two events, Year A and Year 1 and a 28-day Advent don’t coincide too often. Although the last time was 2016, the next time will be 2112.
4: This next
, 2022, marks our
as a parish. That seems hard to believe —at least for me! We first worshipped as a parish on the First Sunday of Advent in 2007. For 10 1/2 years we celebrated weekend Masses at Bishop Gorman High School and for the last 4 1/2 years we have been in this beautiful building. We are planning to have a special event every month for all of next year — 2023.
November 16, 2017 - Holy Spirit staff members on the day the center of the church building (oculus) was raised up and put in place.
We are going to start off with a wonderful celebration at all the Masses next weekend.
The 9:30 a.m. Mass next Sunday will be a very special liturgy
: we have invited all previous staff members back — including deacons and priests. However, because it is Thanksgiving weekend, some are not able to attend. We also have asked some of our original “founding members” to be present as well!
It should be the beginning of a wonderful Anniversary Year. So, have a good week!. God bless you.
Sunday Mass Schedule
9:30am (ASL interpreted)
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday - Saturday
Office & Parish Life Center Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am - 12pm & 1-4pm
Update Your Contact Info
Meet Our Staff
FIRST READING: 2 Sam 5:1-3
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5
"Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord."
SECOND READING: Colossians 1:12-20
GOSPEL: Luke 23:35-43; L16C
1) Do you feel you have more tendency to model the criminal questioning the power of Jesus, or the one asking to be remembered?
2) Do you go "rejoicing" to church, or is it more of a task?
3) Which image from Paul's letter to the Colossians stands out to you? Why?
4) Bring to mind the biggest struggle in your life right now. How does it look when placed in the context of Jesus as King of the Universe, knowing Jesus holds power over all things?
Do you need a prayer? Would you like to pray for someone? You can reply directly to this email (which will create a
comment) or click the 'Reply' button to leave a
We are united to one another through our prayer. We are praying for you. You are not alone.
The blood supply in our area is at a critically low levels. We invite you to donate this weekend. As a thank you for your generous donation, you'll receive an Amazon gift card.
SOAR - C
We have two events in December open to all members of our parish. Please
on the image below to register online for the free and fun family events!
Thank you for the sacrifices you make to ensure everyone in our community has a beautiful Christmas. On November 19 & 20, The Angel Tree Christmas Project returns to bring Christmas to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Here is how it works:
We are supporting families through 9 agencies.
When you choose an Angel Tag from the tree, Outreach Ministry volunteers give you a bag for each tag you choose.
Please put your gifts in the bag, and attach the tag. Return it to church before December 11th.
For children 0-12 years old, we request a gift card (minimum $25) and a few items you think a child that age would like.
There will be a separate tree for Teenagers. We have found a gift card (minimum $25) is very helpful for them, so we have attached the teenage Angel tags to a bag and those are hanging on the “Teenager Tree”.
You will also see red stockings on the trees. If you prefer to make a monetary donation and would like us to shop for a family for you, please place your donation in the red stocking with a check payable
to Holy Spirit.
Please be sure to place your teenager gift cards and little red stockings in the red box inside the church next to the food bin.
For the larger children’s bags, drop them off on the dates listed below or during weekend masses until December 11: Wednesdays, November 23rd, 30th & December 7th 8am-10am and 2pm-4pm.
Thank you for your generosity!
This Advent marks 15 years since Holy Spirit first opened its doors. We will mark this milestone with a mass on
November 27 at 9:30am and several events
the year. We invite you to send in your favorite memories and photos taken at our parish since 2007:
Email a photo and favorite memory of Holy Spirit
NEWS FROM THE
Be sure to buy your
and this delightful
filled with gifts. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.
Stop by the Gift Shop to browse our full selection of Advent and Christmas decor and gifts!
Rachel C Young
Director of Communications
Items submitted each week by
Wednesday before noon
are included in the e-Bulletin the same week. Your event will remain in the e-Bulletin leading up to the event. Please also submit your event to
to ensure it is in our parish calendar.
on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00AM