IGNITE - Bulletin for Sunday, February 14th, 2021
Sunday, February 14th -
The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
CHEERS! - A MESSAGE FROM THE
Each year the Diocese of Las Vegas (like almost every diocese in the United States), runs a capital campaign to pay for all the diocesan programs and activities that are not covered on a parish level. This campaign is called the Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA).
Now, it’s time for this year’s CSA. You should have received (or soon will) a CSA packet in the mail. I am asking you to make as generous a pledge as possible (over and above your regular parish support/tithing) so that we can reach our goal of $251,031.00; this year’s goal is based on a percentage of the regular income for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
One great aspect of the CSA is that every dollar received in excess of the stated goal is rebated back to the parish to use however the parish wishes. I would like to use any rebate that comes in this year to make extra payments against our Building Loan.
In that mailed packet is all the information you need: a) the brochure (in English and Spanish) delineating the Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2021 with this year’s theme:“Strengthening One Another in the Faith”. What an apt theme after the difficult year we all experienced in 2020! b) a Pledge Card with suggested amounts for Total Pledge, Down Payment and Monthly Payments. c) a return envelope — to be mailed directly to the Diocesan Office.
On the Pledge Card, you can see that it is personalized with the Holy Spirit account number (#20) on a side panel next to your contact information. Thus, the Diocese will do all of our accounting and deposits and give Holy Spirit a regular report of what pledges came in from our parishioners. However, you are welcome to drop that envelope in our weekend collection basket or at our Parish Office.
If you have not received a CSA packet in the mail, you can contact the Office to have one sent to you or you can pick one up at the Office or next week after any Mass from a table in the lobby.
Thank you so much — in advance — for your generous cooperation this year. Be sure to read every part of this bulletin to find out everything about our Lenten activities —especially our Ash Wednesday schedule.
Have a great week. God bless you.
NEWS FROM THE
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass has been extended to April 4th, 2021.
All Masses still require registration.
When attending Mass, please make sure you/your family are 6-feet away from other people/families.
Weekly Mass signups are emailed out each week on Wednesday at 7pm. Signups can also be accessed through our website.
We are here to serve you. Please offer any other suggestions by placing a comment to this email as to what you would like to see in this bulletin.
GIFTS OF THE
Gift Shop Hours:
Open after all weekend liturgies and
Monday - Friday 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Saturdays 8am -12pm
Holy Spirit Website
Update My Info
February Mass Calendar
Office & Parish Life Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 12pm &
1pm - 4pm
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We are united to one another through our prayer. We are praying for you. You are not alone.
from the Lenten Book "Here I Am, Lord" posted on Facebook
(Book available in the Gift Store)
"Les Miserables" Bible Study
with Fr. Bill on Zoom -
Every Wednesday, 7pm - 8pm
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday 6:00-6:30pm in the Church
with St. Karen -
February 20th 9am - 3pm
Taize Prayer with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
February 23rd & March
23rd at 7pm
Lenten Reconciliation Night
Thursday, March 11th at 6pm
"Drive-Thru" Fish Frys
February 19th, March 5th and March 26th 5pm - 7pm
MOMENT OF THE
At the 4pm Mass this past Sunday (February 7th) we celebrated the Rite of Acceptance. This Rite welcomes and recognizes all those in our community, kids, youth, and adults, who are seeking full initiation into the Church through Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. It was during this Rite that this group of individuals transitioned from being called "Inquirers" to "Catechumens" which basically means a person who is receiving instruction. This group of catechumens will soon transition into 'Elect' during the Rite of Election during Lent and then will receive the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil on April 3rd.
What is your favorite thing about Lent?
Lent Scripture Readings
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Lent Music at Mass
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Focus on Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving
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Lent Daily Reflection Books
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Focus on Personal/Spiritual 'Spring Cleaning'
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That it Leads to Easter
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Feel free to add your opinions, feedback, and suggestions in the comments section.
Last weeks (February 7th) Question Results: #1Buffalo Wings/Chicken Fingers
I said a Valentine prayer for you
and asked the Lord above
to fill your heart and bless your soul
With the precious gift of love.
I asked Him for sincere love
The kind that's meant to stay
Just like the generous love
You give to those you touch each day.
I prayed for love from family
And from every cherished friend
Then I asked the Lord to give you
His love that knows no end.
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Read the Readings from this Sunday, the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark
Use the following discussion/reflection questions in your families, with your spouse, your friends, or even as personal journal questions:
1. What areas in your life are in need of God’s mercy? Are you open to experiencing God’s healing in your life? Why?
2. How should we respond to God’s mercy? How do you typically respond? How does receiving God’s mercy change your life?
3. What changes do you need to make in your life to avoid falling back into sin?
Lent is a season to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s death and Resurrection at Easter. Lent is a time to do penance, pray, fast, and give alms. Catholics often celebrate the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation during this season.
During Lent, we listen to Scripture stories about the great flood, which lasted forty days, and the forty years the Israelites wandered in the desert. We also hear the story of the forty days and nights Jesus spent in the desert to prepare himself for his public ministry.
Activities during Lent can help children to participate in the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in age-appropriate ways. They may take part in a Stations of the Cross practice, participate in service projects, renew their Baptism, and live out Lent with love in other ways.
2021 Lent Family Calendar
“Purify my heart in Your presence. Teach me to discover the joy of holiness that forms as You draw me close. In You what was lost is restored”
November 28th - December 13th
This year’s Angel Tree project will be a little different. As you are aware several things are different from prior years: We are practicing social distancing and many schools have not reopened. Many families are without jobs through no fault of their own. The agencies are at a disadvantage since they must use fewer volunteers to assist in their Christmas gift giving programs. We are limited in space for storage and the number of volunteers we can use at one time. Therefore, we are asking everyone to try something new this year…
After all the Masses on the weekend of
, volunteers will be handing out a special Angel tag as you leave Mass. Please consider taking one or two to help a child in need this Christmas. If you are unable to attend Mass and watch virtually, we have inserted an Angel tag in the bulletin that you can print, cut out and attach to your stocking. We will also leave some Angels in a basket in the gathering space of the church if you attend morning Mass during the week.
Here is what we are asking:
Please purchase a 16”-18” Christmas stocking and a Target, Walmart, Visa, etc. gift card (minimum $25). Please be sure to write the amount of your gift card somewhere on the card. You may choose the age and gender (newborn - teenagers) of your Angel just be sure to write that information on the back of the Angel. Put the gift card in the stocking and fill the rest of the stocking with little fun items you think your Angel would enjoy receiving. For many children this might be the only gift they will receive this year. After you have purchased the items and filled your stocking attach your Angel tag to the stocking and follow the directions on the back of the Angel tag. It is important that you give your stocking to one of the volunteers either on Wednesdays or on the weekend before all the Masses.
If you are unable to shop or would like us to shop for you, please put your donation (checks payable to Holy Spirit) in an envelope and label it “Angel Tree”. You can also go online to our website
, go to “Give On Line” and select “Angel Tree. Donations in the Poor Box will also assist with this project.
Thank you for rising to this new challenge and making this Christmas special for many deserving children. God bless you!
DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP
Divorce Support Group via Zoom
Safe and Confidential
Discuss strategies for healing and recovery
Explores mindfulness and self-compassion
Helps develop new life plan
For More Information contact:
Barb Fraser email@example.com
or call the parish office @ 702-459-7779
Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm
This 13-week series is for the following:
: those adults, NEVER BAPTIZED, who wish to join the Roman Catholic Church.
: those adults, ALREADY BAPTIZED in another Christian denomination, who wish to join the Roman Catholic Church.
: those adults who are CATHOLIC, but have never received First Communion and/or Confirmation.
4. Other interested adults:
who wants to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith.
A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe
(This book will be available at the sessions)
February 15th: Sacraments of Initiation
February 22nd: Sacraments of Healing
March 1st: Sacraments at the Service of Communion
March 8th: Human Dignity, Sin & Mercy
Sessions continue in February and March.
These sessions will be Live Streamed. Link on our Website.
Below is information about Holy Spirit! Access the information by clicking on the links below. If, for any reason, you cannot find what you are looking for, please call our office
Holy Spirit Staff
Our Business Partners
Below is information about some of our ministries and groups at Holy Spirit. Access this information by clicking on the links below. For additional information, please call our office
Liturgy & Music
Children's Grief Ministry
Marriage Prep Registration
: Drop it off at the office or Use the kiosk in the lobby of the Church
: Put it in the collection basket at the altar steps when you attend Mass
: Send it through the mail (5830 Mesa Park Drive, LV, NV 89135)
: Use our on-line e-tithing system (
); click “
: Text "Assist" to
Thank you for your generosity to Your parish!
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like"
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